Feminist Cover Girl – Saoirse Ronan
An Olympic gymnast, a teenage rock climber, a water activist, a software engineer, a teenage playwright, an environmental justice activist, a model, a refugee activist, a geologist and a feminist actress from Carlow make up the list of TIME Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders. Our own Saoirse Ronan takes the cover of the prestigious magazine, which speaks volumes regarding her presence on both the silver screen and in the modern-day feminist movement.
Carlow Cover GirlNominated for her first Oscar at 13, Saoirse Ronan has clocked up an acting resume to rival that of actors twice her age. Her most recent venture, Brooklyn, secured the talented Carlow actress’ second Academy Award nomination earlier this year.
Complex CharacterThe 22 year old actress states in the TIME Magazine interview that it is important for her to play complex and intelligent characters, “I think in art, you have a responsibility to portray real life. It’s even more important now that there’s such a massive shift towards feminism that men and women see strong, complex women onscreen.”
Rewriting the ScriptHollywood is renowned for its sexist portrayals of women, mainly featuring female roles as sexual objects, temptresses or airheaded bimbos. Saoirse Ronan is fronting a generation of actors refusing to settle for predictable roles concerning gender stereotypes and rewriting the script regarding the representation of young women in film, television and theatre.
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