I ate those courtesans all the time and they were amazing! They found this baker from down the road in Görlitz, Germany, where we were shooting, and she made all of the beautiful pastries that we took home and ate every night! And there were so many other fantastic desserts back at the hotel that Tony couldn’t eat. Wes brought this amazing Italian chef in to cook for us every day. It was amazing. I got an email before I headed to Görlitz asking me if I had any dietary requirements! I said, “No, just give me food, I’ll eat anything!” - Saoirse Ronan
I like doing serious things. I think it might be because I’m not too serious in real life. Maybe it’s a form of escapism or something, but I do want to do comedy as well. It’s my favorite genre of movie. My whole life I try to make into a comedy, so it would be nice to see that onscreen.
I’ve been thinking about this story and I’ve just cried. You see, it’s a sad story but it’s turned into something that’s really beautiful. Susie has to learn to let go and that’s what the film is about – her letting go and her family learning to let go. And that’s kind of what we all have to do when somebody passes away. Sometimes I just go home and I get a bit sad… but you would though, wouldn’t you? - Saoirse Ronan