It was in 2003 that Irish beauty Saoirse Ronan started her acting journey. This was on the Irish medical drama series The Clinic. She next guest-starred on another Irish show Proof. She then made her film debut in 2007’s Hollywood movie I Could Never Be Your Woman. It was, however, her performance in the movie Atonement that gained her significant attention. She played young Briony Tallis in the movie, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. This led her to star in other major Hollywood projects. This includes Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. In the 2010s, she played the titular character in Hanna. She next played the lead in 2013’s The Host. Her next role was as Agatha in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Her performance in 2015’s Brooklyn got her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Saoirse Ronan got into acting at an early age. Her young age didn’t serve as an obstacle for critics to see how good she is as an actress, hence, her Oscar nomination when she was only 14. She also takes her roles quite seriously. For instance, she underwent extensive training for her lead role in the movie Hanna. Playing a girl who was trained as an assassin, the actress knew she had to play the part impressively and efficiently. It took intense physical training for her, which was remarkable considering her young age at the time.
In an interview, the actress got candid about her training for the said role. She said: “I trained for about two months before we started shooting, and I learnt new skills like knife fighting, stick fighting, how to shoot a gun, martial arts.” She continued: “It was based on the strength and energy and body type and things like that. I felt stronger, just after a few weeks. It was amazing. It was a great way to focus.”