Four-time Oscar nominee and indie darling Saoirse Ronan revealed in a recent Harper’s Bazaar UK interview that she’s keen to star in a comedy soon, referencing Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids” and the Larry David-created sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as her favorite comedic projects.
“I would love to do something modern and funny,” Ronan said. “But to be able to do comedy well requires so much skill and musicality. I don’t necessarily think I have that yet — although as I’ve got older, I am more comfortable and confident to try.”
Ronan recalled leading the West End production of “The Tragedy of Macbeth” in 2021, referring to her part as Lady Macbeth as her “most difficult” role to date.
“It was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever done, professionally, because of the discipline that it required: getting on my bike at 5 o’clock night after night, in the dead of winter, to do a play that dark and at a time when the country was still in the throes of COVID,” Ronan said. “Meaning we were all carrying a heaviness already. With ‘Macbeth,’ it did feel hard to find the light.”
Although she wasn’t able to make time for a cameo in Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster “Barbie,” Ryan Gosling has previously referred to Ronan, who starred in his 2014 directorial debut “Lost River,” as the next Meryl Streep.
“Yeah. I probably paid him to say that,” Ronan said about his comment, though she also said she was proud to be associated with Streep.