Saoirse Ronan's dad checks scripts

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The Lovely Bones is a 2009 drama film directed by Peter Jackson. It is a film adaptation of the best-selling 2002 novel Alice Sebold. The film stars Saoirse Ronan in the lead role as protagonist Susie Salmon, along with Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz.
July 24th, 2011

Saoirse Ronan's dad reads her scripts before her to check they aren't too explicit.

The 17-year-old star has received praise for the mature nature of her acting - appearing in films including 'Atonement' and 'The Lovely Bones' - but her father always makes sure he discusses any potential movie roles with her before she accepts an offer.

She explained: "My dad and I always read the scripts.

"Most of the time, he'll read it first - to see if there's anything in it that's a bit explicit. Then I'll read it afterwards and we'll discuss it."

Saoirse has proved a sensation in Hollywood, already gaining nominations for a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and an Oscar, but despite her early success, does not feel any pressure as she becomes a grown adult.

She added: "At the age I'm at, it's a tricky time to try and figure out which is the best project for me to do.

"I've never really felt like I was a child actor. Just an actor who happened to be quite young."