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Saturday 21 October 2017

Saoirse Ronan (20): 'It's hard to get a good role now I'm older'

Actress Saoirse Ronan, patron of Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People at the launch of this year`s Dublin Cinemagic and NPAS Industry Film Academy and Cinemagic Festival at The Factory Studios
Actress Saoirse Ronan, patron of Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People at the launch of this year`s Dublin Cinemagic and NPAS Industry Film Academy and Cinemagic Festival at The Factory Studios

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has revealed that she has found it tough to secure good movie roles as she's has aged.

The Carlow native has been steadily working since she was a child but feels there are not enough interesting roles for women in their 20s at the moment.

"I haven't found the right thing and I'm almost 21 now, which is a tricky age to find the right role,' she told the Herald.

"You're sort of somewhere in between that coming-of-age girl and a young woman and especially if you've started out quite young it's kind of hard to prove to everyone, 'Look, I'm not 13 anymore'.

"There's been a bit of a process doing all that stuff and there are a lot of roles out there which are not really interesting.

"I'm waiting for the right one," she continued.

"It's hard, because you want the balance between steady work, if you're lucky enough to have it, and the right job to come along.

"You need that one project on enough of a high pedestal to showcase that you're no longer a kid," she added.

Ronan (20) launched the inaugural National Performing Arts School and Cinemagic Industry Film Academy for 12 to 18 year olds as part of Cinemagic Dublin 2015 yesterday.

nurturing

"I've been involved in it since I was 15 and grown up with the programme and it's about nurturing enthusiasm and skills or talent for kids who are interested in acting," she said.

Cinemagic Dublin takes place from July 27 to August 1.

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