Hanna Speaks! Saoirse Ronan Talks About “Hanna” and Lady Gaga
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I truly mean it when I say, I adore this young actress! Since seeing her in “Atonement,” I’ve always admired Saoirse Ronan’s talent. And she is equally amazing in “Hanna” where she plays the mysterious title character.
So I was very happy to meet Ronan for this interview where we talked about:
How hard is it to play Hanna – a role that requires physical, mental, and emotional prowess?
Why did she want to work with her “Atonement” director, Joe Wright, again?
How she prepared for the strenuous physical requirements of the role?
Bonding with co-star Jessica Barden through Lady Gaga!
The moral of the story
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Logline: A 16-year-old raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine must learn how to be a girl.
Genres: Drama and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 51 min.
Release Date: April 8th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
Cast and Credits
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams
Directed by: Joe Wright
Produced by: Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States