Saoirse Ronan Says Greta Gerwig Has Been ‘Massive Motivation’ For Her To Direct

After being directed by Greta Gerwig in both “Little Women” and “Lady Bird”, Saoirse Ronan is feeling inspired to step behind the camera.

Ahead of the Golden Globes, Ronan sat down with Deadline where she spoke about working with Gerwig for a second time and how she has always wanted to direct but “watching Greta” has been a “massive motivation.”

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“I think I’ve always wanted to,” Ronan said about directing. “When I think about when I was younger and I would do press for films, they would always ask me, ‘What was it like to work with all the famous people?’ I’d be like, ‘It was great.’ But the director is who I always loved the most, and they were the one that I wanted to, make happy and I wanted to be close to them. It’s something that I would absolutely love to do and yeah, it’s just because I’ve picked up so many things from other directors that I’ve worked with. Watching Greta, and seeing what she’s done over the last few years, has been a massive motivation for me to give it a go.”

While she admits she doesn’t know if she would write the script adding that she is “trying” but “it takes a lot of discipline” she does have one star lined up already– Timothée Chalamet.

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“Timmy said he’d be in a film that I’d direct so that’s good,” she added laughing. “If I can get Timothée Chalamet, I’m sorted. There’s so many actors that I’ve worked with that I would absolutely love to direct.”

Chalamet also starred in “Lady Bird” and the recent “Little Women”.

Ronan is nominated for Best Actress, although many have called out the Golden Globes for snubbing Gerwig for a Best Director nomination.

 

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