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07th Sep 2023

Saoirse Ronan pays tribute to Sinéad O’Connor in new magazine cover

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Saoirse Ronan has paid tribute to the late Sinéad O’Connor in her new cover interview for Harper’s Baazar.

The actress spoke about the pride she feels for her fellow Irish women in the entertainment industry, with a gorgeous tribute said about the Nothing Compares 2 U singer.

The four-time Oscar nominee said she doesn’t take for granted the “incredible stock” she comes from, including Catastrophe and Bad Sisters star Sharon Horgan.

She told Harper’s Bazaar UK: “Think of Sinéad (O’Connor), or Sharon (Horgan), everyone who was around in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, who just didn’t give a f*** and moved away from the template that had been set.

“There’s been a lot to overcome for all women, but I think in a country like Ireland, where there was such ownership over us in every sense, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, how unbelievably brave.

“What incredible stock to come from. I don’t take that for granted at all,” the Lady Bird star added.

Prior to Sinéad’s sudden death earlier this summer, she reportedly wanted a biopic made about her life – with Saoirse at the forefront.

Sinéad’s management has confirmed that, before her death, she was mulling over the idea of having a biopic about her life.

They revealed that the Nothing Compares 2 U singer was considering having her best-selling memoir, Rememberings, made into a movie.

According to The Sun, Sinéad had three Hollywood actresses in mind to play her at different stages of her life.

Fellow Irish woman, Saoirse Ronan, was apparently one of the singer’s top picks to play her during her early years.

Niamh Algar and Demi Moore also gained the attention of the This Is The Day songstress.

“She had a huge amount of respect for Demi and thought Niamh was a real rising star after she saw her in her TV series The Virtues,” a source told the publication.

“Sinéad, too, thought Saoirse was fierce and loved her from her film Brooklyn in 2015 when she played an Irish migrant,” they added.