“Mary Queen of Scots” and “The Seagull” star Saoirse Ronan covers the August 2018 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth and styled by Camilla Nickerson.
On watching herself on the screen: “I just get so anxious whenever I watch anything that I’m in,” she tells me. I ask what kind of anxiety she means. “I’m fine with the way I look now,” she responds carefully. “But I wouldn’t necessarily be looking at photographs of myself all day. I don’t want to become too consumed by the image of myself.”
On acting and being in front of the camera: “It’s very intimate,” she says. “There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” This almost private experience is connected to the years she’s spent performing: “It’s something that has been a very stable, consistent thing in my life. The camera has been the thing that has stuck around the longest.”
On her approach to her career: “You want to be doing something in your life that wakes you up.” She rubs at her nose. “There’s something wonderful about doing the type of work that is a part of you,” she says, “because you can give it everything you’ve got. And it gives so much back to you as well. You become better. You become a better person.”
Cover: Prada Dress | John Hardy Earring
1st Image: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Coat and Satin Lace Dress
2nd Image: Prada Duchesse Satin Dress
[Photo Credit: Jamie Hawkesworth/Vogue Magazine]