IRISH child star Saoirse Ronan has just turned 18 but she still likes to bring a lot of home comforts with her while working on foreign movie sets.
The Carlow girl revealed to the Diary that she and mum Monica have to make sure to keep some traditional Irish food stuffs with her when she's away working on a film.
The budding A-lister, who travels all over the world, divulged she even packs a plastic bag in her suitcase stuffed with Barry's Tea and crisps whenever she goes abroad on a shoot.
"Every single film set I go to I have things from home like that with me... It still tastes different though, it's never a proper Irish cup of tea unfortunately."
And there was a panic when the starlet ran out of her supply on set in Louisiana, where she filmed Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's new flick The Host.
"We ran out of teabags over there so we had to get loads more sent over and any Irish person visiting New Orleans was ordered to bring some with them. It's very important."
Petite blonde Saoirse has just come back from her lengthy stint in the US.
With another job in the pipeline and an upcoming Disney role kicking off in the summer, the former Clinic star is currently enjoying some well-deserved time off and stopped by to see pal Barry McCall, left, at his Pho20graphy exhibition in Dublin last night.
"I've a break for a few weeks now, I'm at home so I'm able to sleep and catch up with people. It's been nice. It's lovely to see everyone because I've been away for so long and I really missed home," she said.
The teen is using her three-week break to begin training for a new project and is learning how to horse ride.