Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet are falling into an easy rhythm when it comes to working together.
The pair starred in Greta Gerwig’s 2017 film “Lady Bird”, will reunite for her “Little Women” adaptation, due out Christmas Day, the appear together once again in Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” next year.
Ronan, 25, tells Entertainment Weekly it was quite easy to work with Chalamet, 23, for “Little Women”. The Irish actress plays Jo March in the film, opposite Chalamet’s Theodore “Laurie” Laurence — best friends whose courtship ends when they eventually break each other’s hearts.
“He keeps me on my toes – I’m never quite sure what he’s going to do next,” Ronan explains. “That only progressed more and grew more. It helped that we do have a very natural rapport with each other. These two characters physically need to be very comfortable with one another. They’re literally intertwined for half the film.”
Chalamet agrees: “In the least clichéd way possible, it really doesn’t feel like [I’m] acting sometimes.”
“When it’s someone you’re actually friends with, it makes it easier,” he adds, as Ronan jokes, “We’re not friends!”
For three-time Oscar nominee Ronan, getting a chance to star in “Little Women” is a dream come true.
“As a girl, my heroine was Jo March, and as a grown lady, my heroine is Louisa May Alcott,” she says. “A lot of the lines in the film are taken right from the book.”
Despite being published in 1868, Little Women, Ronan says, is still relevant as popular culture is all about “celebrating female friendships and sisterhood.”
“It’s as important to tell ‘Little Women’ right now as it would be at any point in our lifetime,” she says. “It’s a story that’s full of love. That will always be relevant.”