Reuniting with the Atonement author Ian McEwan, Saoirse Ronan stars in the big screen adaptation of On Chesil Beach, out in UK cinemas today. She, along with Billy Howle, play a young couple, recently married, and on their honeymoon to discover their attitudes to sex and identity are far from compatible.
In this interview with Kate Donaghy she talks about her role in the adaptation of Ian McEwan book, why she was drawn to the story about the human nature of relationships. She also talks about the pressures of working through the role with McEwan. She also talks about working with Billy Howle on the awkward bedroom scenes, critical to the movie’s message of self discovery.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West, Anne-Marie Duff and was directed by Dominic Cooke.
Here’s the interview,