By Hannah Powling
Interview Magazine‘s four March cover stars have emerged – and they are actresses of rare talent, celebrated together as icons both on and off the big screen.
Jodie Foster, Saoirse Ronan, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Winona Ryder are described as ‘talents of the rarest order’ for their purely authentic ways; women of complete individuality who could never be replaced.
These one-of-a-kind ladies all appear in the March edition, as the Queens Of Cool – Winona Ryder has been named The Beloved, Saoirse The Prodigy, Jodie Foster as The Legend, and Gainsbourg is The Dreamer. Take a look at the full articles of the four wonder women here.
What we love about this story in particular is that Interview Mag have emerging star Saoirse Ronan interviewing legend Jodie Foster and vice versa, and the interaction between the two actresses is a fascinating one…
Foster, now 53, hardly remembers a time before she was an actress. Debuting her fame at the young age of 12, with her role in Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) Foster is no stranger to the acting world.
As she prepares for the release of her fourth film as a director, for drama Money Monster – starring two of the biggest names, George Clooney and Julia Roberts – Foster looked back in time to talk to the talented young actress, just beginning her career; the Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan…
JODIE FOSTER: “You know, when I was your age, or younger, I conducted a bunch of interviews for Interview magazine. They actually paid me. I think I was probably 18 or 19. I was in college and I remember feeling, like, “Wow.” I had a real job, and they paid me money, and it was exciting.”
SAOIRSE RONAN: “Wow, so you were already well into your film career. When exactly did you take a break from film?”
FOSTER: “I’m not sure … I don’t think I ever really did. I made, like, five movies while I was in college. I think they just weren’t memorable movies. I’ve taken breaks as the years have gone on—I burn out every once in a while. I’m sure you do, too. And I’m sure you will burn out. Maybe at the end of this year, after you’ve done so much.”
Read the full interview here.
Ronan emerged as the semi-feral warrior in 2011’s Hanna, and now the New York-born, Ireland-raised star has gone back to her roots to play an Irish immigrant in New York in the 50’s, in the romantic drama Brooklyn, and has secured her second film nomination.
This February, as Saoirse gets herself prepared for her part in the Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the star, now 21, talks to actress and director who knows a life of fame, Jodie Foster…
Ronan confides in Foster about how she felt closely related to her character in Brooklyn, as she herself experiences homesickness working away from her family.
JODIE FOSTER: “Do you live with your parents at home?”
SAOIRSE RONAN: I moved away to London when I was 19, actually about six months before we made Brooklyn. So by the time we made the film, I was still incredibly homesick. I don’t know if you found it this way when you were young, but to move away is very different from just working away from home. It was something that I needed and I wanted to do… So I lived on my own and got used to paying bills every month and washing dishes and not leaving them in the sink for five days. New York was always the end goal for me…”
FOSTER: “I’ve always felt much more lonely in Los Angeles than I’ve ever felt in New York. Maybe it’s because you have these connections where you’re always kind of bumping into people on the street and running into people or hearing someone order something in the café next to you. Whereas in Los Angeles, you can go for days and days and days and barely ever contact anyone.”
RONAN: “Growing up in this industry, have you seen L.A. change at all?”
FOSTER: “Oh yeah. I grew up here as a child, but it is a much richer city than it ever used to be. It had a different feeling to it….”
Read the full interview here.