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Episode 434: Nerdist Podcast
Saoirse Ronan
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Nerdist Podcast: Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan sits down with Chris to talk about growing up in the Irish countryside, how pudding differs in Ireland, and her role in the upcoming movie How I Live Now!

See How I Live Now in theaters Friday, November 8th!

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  1. Kristin says:

    that really was delightful!

  2. teresasbell says:

    my buddy’s aunt makes $84/hour on the internet. She has been out of work for eight months but last month her pay check was $15218 just working on the internet for a few hours. view website




  3. (AMP)Banshee says:

    Radcliffe, Hiddleston and now Ronan.
    Three highlight podcasts from across the Pond.
    Well played Sir Hardwick, well played!

  4. Kyle says:

    Thanks, Ondo. I’m now imagining her as Tahiri and it’s perfect.

  5. Ondo says:

    Saoirse is awesome. They better cast her in Star Wars !

  6. Kathy says:

    Well really I’ve been intrigued by Guinness since Wil Wheaton’s “Guinness is good” vid at Wootstock/w007stock, but as a non-drinker I must say I’m more likely to try it for recipes. Might blame the Game of Thrones books and their frequent references to stews cooked in ale for that thought. Also, since the first time I heard her name said, I’ve thought of it as the Gaelic version of Circe, the Enchantress in the Oddysey. And on seeing a few of the cruder comments posted it would appear poor Saoirse is also burdened with the ability to transform men into swine. Ew.

  7. Keaton says:

    Just read this about the possible history of “up-talk” in Valley Girl speak right after listening to the podcast. What a coincidence!

  8. Kevin Croake says:

    The Head Vampire of beer…

  9. Nichole says:

    Love hearing Saoirse’s accent. She is wise beyond her years – been watching her since Atonement! – wish I had an Irish accent!

    “I’ve been away for the last little while doin’ bits an’ bobs”

  10. Molly says:

    The valley girl accent has penetrated the rest of America because of the tele. A lot of girls just try to make their voices higher to sound more feminine. I’m not sure why women would rather speak in a baby voice, it’s strange. But even I notice myself slipping into it sometimes.

  11. John says:

    I’m still surprised.

  12. +AdamB. says:

    Holy CRAP, is she delightful… She may have just converted me to full on “Fan”.

  13. s1yfox says:

    I don’t even drink much, but after listening to this show I’d love to drink with her and just listen to her stories :)))

  14. Mariana says:

    God guys! this was just soooooooooo funny! and Saoirse’s so great (in movies, as a, haha, radio jockey or even describing beer) that i can’t even handle it 🙂

  15. John says:

    Agreed. Surprised with the number of positives being posted here, especially regarding the accent (I’m Irish fyi). Pretty much played up every stereotype out there.

  16. JD says:

    LOL at the comments of “so smart,” to “intelligent.” I guess the standards for actors these days are so low that even a person who doesn’t chop their sentences or speak in Ebonics is a ‘Wow’ factor.

  17. Lepinkäinen says:

    Her accent makes me feel funny in the pants. Also I seriously need a pint of Guinness now.

  18. Brian says:

    I loved her in The Lovely Bones

    “Spin some discs.” She’s freaking adorable and so smart. She’s beautiful!

  19. Paul says:

    Chris “I was fucking just with Karen Gillian last night”

    You cheating bastard!

  20. Eric says:

    Another fantastic conversation! An intelligent, articulate, and grounded young woman. Wise beyond her years. Ditto on the Oscar. I was literally drooling at her description of the pint of Irish Guinness.

  21. BassBone says:

    That accent… *swoon*

    She’s magnificent.

    Still, there are far better beers available in America than in England or Ireland.

  22. Lea says:

    Saoirse is so brilliant! Love love her accent.

  23. chris hardwick says:

    @Mike: yes, you are inventing a thing in your head. i’m in the room, i see people’s faces, i know if they’re uncomfortable or smiling. you do not. you have this issue that you’re projecting onto me, but truthfully even if you were right (which you aren’t) then I gotta go with @Free on this one. I mean the “here we go…” as if you’re going into battle…c’mon dude…it’s just a podcast! An avoidable one at that!

    Thanks every other non-overly dramatic person! This was a really fun one. Saoirse is going to win a friggin Oscar someday.

  24. chris says:

    I’m guessing Mike wouldn’t enjoy Pete Holmes’ podcast if he doesn’t like people imitating other people to their face

  25. Andrew says:

    Mike, you’re imagining something that doesn’t exist.

  26. Free says:

    *Is it…ugh..nevermind…

  27. Free says:

    So, it is my turn to roll out the ol’ ‘You don’t have to listen…’ adage, or….

  28. Mike says:

    I’m starting to dread international guests.

    Over 423 episodes, and all those hints and insinuations from guests, and Chris still hasn’t figured out how rude it is to emulate peoples accents, especially in conversation with people who have the same accent, to their faces.

    Here we go…

  29. alanso says:

    Lol 1620, that’s like baby stuff. Ireland was rocking the stone age in da BC dayz.

    Srsly doe, is Saoirse the first Irish person on the podcast? Listening in from Canada and getting that national pride stoked up. The country is in pretty dire shape economically but this is making me miss home.

  30. Just a Guy says:

    With all due respect, Cromwell would’ve fired that shot after 1640. New Amsterdam, now New York as an example,was founded in the 1620s. There have been permanent European settlements in the Lower 48 since the 1560s. Let alone the Native American communities that go back thousands of years. While our fair nation has only had around 300 years as an official country, we officially have “old stuff.” Anti Euro-Centric view of history rant complete. Really enjoyed the episode, keep up the good work!!!!

  31. Jon says:

    Is she trying to get Chris off the wagon? Damn, her description of beer was detailed and enticing. I need some alcohol now.

  32. Rob says:

    Is it weird that i really enjoyed her describing beer ? This is such a great way to sell beer

  33. Jennifer says:

    Yes it is THE D!!!! So excited to hear good things about my town. We hear so much bad press about us, and it’s seriously an amazing place. All of Michigan is. And THE D will be back. 🙂 It will take time but it will be. She is right it is tough right now, but things are looking up. I am just so mad I didn’t hear about this being filmed out here or I would have totally stalked the set. I mean Matt Smith and Saoirse!! I loved her in the Host even though the movie wasn’t amazing. And Lovely Bones.
    Loved the interview Chris! She seems like an amazing person and I hope to see her in a lot of things in the future. And Chris you need to come back out to Metro Detroit! Please!!!!!!

  34. sfuller says:

    Wow, this podcast was great! Nice job to all those involved.

  35. Bill T. says:

    What a delightful young lady!

  36. Ace says:

    You guys rock. Saoirse is the best! I adored her an Hanna and I’m so thrilled you guys podcasted her, I think she’s one of the best young actors anywhere

  37. CodyH says:

    Jesus, Hiddleston and Ronan in the span of two days. Easily two of my favorite actors currently.

  38. zombie_teeth says:

    Just a small FYI- In Michigan, we do call Detroit “The D.” Sexualize it all you want…;)

  39. jgarfink says:

    They do, in fact, call Detroit “the D.” Not the “big D” though.

    This was utterly delightful! Her accent is just lovely, and you can tell how much she really loves her country. Good job, everyone!

  40. tomK says:

    dat accent, tho.

    Seriously, that accent is hypnotic. I’ve also always pronounced her name “say-arse” Ronan. “seer-suh” is much nicer.

    Are we still getting Kevin Feige tomorrow, too? I don’t know how to ingest four Nerdist podcasts in a week.