Ronan is one of the young rising stars of Hollywood. She has played many roles and has done a perfect job to every character that she played. However, real hard work came when she was cast for Brooklyn. A John Crowley’s movie.
Ronan had to play the main character. Saoirse was to play the role of Eilis Lacey, a young Irishwoman.
The main twist was that Saoirse had to gain some extra weight in order to play Eilis. Because of the look of Colm Toibin’s novel’s main character, Eilis Lacey.
Now, this is a situation where many young girls would feel very nervous or pressured. But Ronan’s attitude was totally different for the movie. She seemed to be very calm.
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Saorise about ‘Brooklyn’
Ronan said about Brooklyn what no one was expecting. She said that there was not a big deal in playing the role.
She even said that playing Eilis helped her in becoming more of a woman. Saorise said about the role “I didn’t have to shift much of my weight at all. But as someone who is coming into womanhood. It was encouraging to wear clothes that just encouraged you to have the figure you have and not fight it.”
Saorise said, “I felt more like a woman in those clothes than I’ve ever felt.”
Ronan enjoyed the clothes from the 50s as the story took place in the 1950s.
She said that playing Eilis has “boosted” her confidence. And she appreciates the experience.
In one interview, Saorise defined her experience as “I’ve been lucky. I have never been put in that situation and I have never thought about my body in that way when it comes to working.”
Ronan said, jokingly, that “Brooklyn was the first movie that I got to dress like a girl. I think that some people did not even know that I was a girl until I played Eilis.”
The Irish-American actress further said “Because half the time, I was in animal fur, rags or an orange jumpsuit. I really enjoyed the character, it was one of the amazing parts of my life.
Honestly, I don’t want anything where your lungs are shriveled at the end of the day. But being serious, if you really want to change yourself and you are dead serious about it, then it’s a great thing to experiment with different fashion.”
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Saorise was afraid of Brooklyn is one way
Although, Ronan was completely comfortable with the role and the gaining weight. She had a fear in her mind. Fear to not “mess it up”.
Ronan said “I knew it was a big thing. It was the first time I was afraid of a project. I was afraid that I might mess this opportunity up. There was not only my hard work behind my success. My parents and many other people were supporting me all the time. It was a huge responsibility.”
But Ronan did not mess it up. She did a great deal of acting. The movie succeeded. After she was done shooting for Brooklyn, the next task was there for Saorise. To get back in her previous shape.
So she started working towards it. And lost the weight she gained for the movie. Saorise had to gain 10 pounds to play Eilis.
Saorise’s Weight Loss after Brooklyn
When Ronan was done with Brooklyn she started giving attention to her appearance. The actress started her weight loss journey and got back to her normal and healthy appearance.
The main question that circulated on social media was how Saorise did that.
Here is how.
Ronan followed a simple diet plan. Her diet plan included avoiding unhealthy stuff. When the actress was cast in the movie she had to gain weight by eating food like burgers, fries, and pizza.
However, as soon as Saorise was done with Brooklyn she got rid of such food and came back to her normal life. She would eat homemade healthy food. For some time Saorise also limited the consumption of meat.
Eating homemade food boosted her health and helped her body to get back to its natural position. The Irish-American actress ate homemade salad. She would eat green vegetable salad.
However, maintaining only her diet plan was not enough, Ronan also took the help of some cardio workouts.
Saorise joined a gym where she still goes. Saorise does multiple workouts in the gym. That includes Cardio, seated shoulder press, bicep curls, jump squats, mountain climbers, upper body crunches, plank, and a lot of other healthy workouts.
This all workout helps Ronan in burning calories. On weekend Saorise takes off from the gym but she does not stop doing healthy exercise. On Sundays, Saorise goes cycling.
Ronan also practices yoga at home. The ancient practice helps Saorise in achieving inner peace.
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Before & After
You can notice the difference as it is apparent in photos. Before starting the weight loss journey her weight was 131 pounds.
However, right now Saorise weighs around 120 pounds (55 kgs). Ronan has been maintaining her weight since 2015.
Saorise Ronan’s Journey
Ronan was born on 12th April 1994. She was born in New York City. Just like in the movie, Brooklyn, her parents moved from Dublin to New York.
She started her acting career in 2003 but the breakthrough came in 2007. When she was cast for Joe Wright’s movie Atonement.
Saorise explained the experience as “Unbelievable”. She said “I could not realize that I was cast for Joe Wright’s movie. It took some minutes to process the news.” At the time her age was 13 years.
Saorise is a very confident person. She knows how to deal with the pressure. Where many women would feel uncomfortable even talking about their weight, Ronan agreed to gain weight just because she could learn a new thing.
She is a very good example of a responsible person. She knew what she had to do and did it in a very efficient way.
The example, Ronan portrays cannot only help young but people of every age. Do you think your work is a burden? Learn to enjoy it. Just like Saorise.