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Saoirse Ronan says she would play a male character if she was given the right opportunity

The actress thinks more about a character's personality rather than their gender

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Saoirse Ronan has said that she would play a male character if she was given the right opportunity.

The actress revealed that she doesn’t think about gender when choosing film roles.

“So the best approach for me is to take gender out of it and look at the person and how the person is written and what makes up their personality,” she told British Vogue.

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“And genuinely, if a character had come to me who was written as a boy, if I found it interesting and thought it would be a challenge to play I’d want to play it,” the 24-year-old said.

“The only things out there were the girlfriend, the sister, the receptionist. And I was like, I don’t want to do that, because they were so underwritten. I hope that’s something that’s starting to change now,” Saoirse explained, speaking of acting roles when she was younger.

Meanwhile, the Lady Bird star also revealed who her role models are: “Greta Gerwig really inspires me. A lot of the women I did the awards circuit with actually, like Fran McDormand.”

“She’s so fantastic. Meryl [Streep], obviously. Cate Blanchett as well. But Greta I really think has become a very, very important person for a lot of young people including myself,” she finished.