Saoirse Ronan plays a young emigre in “Brooklyn” and the actress says the breakout period role made her feel more like a mature woman.
The 21-year-old “Atonement” star, who has adapted 50s-style look for the John Crowley-directed drama, said she became comfortable in her own skin while filming, reported Entertainment Weekly.
“I didn’t have to shift my weight at all, but just as someone who is coming into womanhood, it was encouraging to wear clothes that just encouraged you to have the figure you have and not fight it. I felt more like a woman in those clothes than I’ve ever felt,” Ronan said.
Ronan was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category of Oscar for 2007’s “Atonement” and the Irish -American actress finds herself lucky to have managed to escape the scrutiny and standards of women in Hollywood.
“I’ve been lucky. I’ ve never been put in that situation, and I’ve never thought about my body in that way when it comes to work,” she said.