“Mary Queen of Scots” Star Saoirse Ronan for British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted on January 09, 2019

“Mary Queen of Scots” star Saoirse Ronan covers the February 2019 issue of British Harper’s Bazaar magazine photographed by Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Leith Clark.



On always wanting to play well-rounded characters: “From a purely selfish point of view, I’ve always wanted to play characters who are well-rounded and interesting and smart, or who are intelligently written,” she says. “And because that’s what I’ve always wanted to get out of it, the films end up reflecting that. They’re the only roles I want to play. Even when I was a kid, I knew I didn’t just want to play ‘the sister,’ or ‘the girlfriend,’ or ‘the secretary.’ That was always a priority for me, to play someone who –even if they were only in a few scenes – really had something to them.”

On wanting to direct movies: “I’ve always wanted to do it,” she says. “I was more drawn to that as a kid than I was to acting. I love working with actors, but I always learn the most from the directors. It’s their vision you’re bringing to life, you have to adapt to their way of working. I like having to stretch myself to fit in with their requirements.’”

On living a quiet life in Ireland when she’s not working: “I love going to work,” she says, “but it’s lovely to have a normal life, and your friends and your family and the people who are close to you; you can get so wrapped up and disappear into the work bubble.”


Style Credits:
First Cover: Prada Coat and Headband from the Spring 2019 Collection
Second Cover: Simone Rocha Dress and Headband from the Spring 2019 Collection

Hair: Jordan M
Makeup: Sam Addington

[Photo Credit: Erik Madigan Heck/British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, vogue.com]

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