Saoirse Ronan reveals her nerves as she swaps the silver screen for the stage; “It’s been a real learning curve for me”

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Saoirse Ronan has shared how she’s finding the switch from screen to stage this week. The Irish actress is starring in a Shakespeare production of Macbeth and has revealed that it is a change from what she’s used to.

The Little Women star is appearing alongside Mare of Easttown’s James McCardle in the adaptation called The Tragedy of Macbeth, which will be shown at Islington’s Almeida Theatre.

Saoirse Ronan

Although she already has a stellar acting career behind her she did reveal that working on stage is quite a big difference to what’s she’s used to. Chatting with BBC about it she said; “You get hit with waves of panic and terror and I’m not kidding about that.”

“You do feel suddenly stuck for a minute in anxiety about what you’re doing. But then you pull yourself out of it.”

Continuing she added; “It’s been a real learning curve for me in just how much you can test yourself. Because you do feel that on film as well, but I think this is intensified.”

The four time Oscar nominated actress, who is playing Lady Macbeth in the production shared; “You could feel really confident for a while in what you are doing and feel really great going forward and then something happens that will knock you again.”

“It’s just the experience of doing something that feels initially very, very new and feels like uncharted territory.”

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