Saoirse Ronan reveals she was supposed to be in the

Saoirse Ronan reveals she was supposed to be in the Barbie movie but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts: 'I definitely wanted to be the weird Barbie'

Saoirse Ronan announced that she had been cast in the Barbie film, but a scheduling conflict resulted in her having to leave the film.

The actress shared the role she was set to play in the blockbuster film during an interview at Variety Studio, which presented Audible at the Sundance Film Festival.

“I definitely wanted to be a weird Barbie,” she said. “I don't know how I'm going to cope with this. I would have been with Kate McKinnon, that would have been nice. I had a scene, but I never got to shoot it, and it didn't appear in the film.

Saoirse – who is very proud of being Irish – was asked what the scene would be like and she admitted she wasn't entirely sure.

“It was strange,” she said. “I think I would be the weird girl who talked to herself and always had her dog with her and always talked to the dog and didn't look at anyone.”

Saoirse Ronan announced that she had been cast in the Barbie film, but a scheduling conflict resulted in her having to leave the film; Pictured in 2018

The star shared the role she was set to play in the blockbuster film during an interview at Variety Studio, which presented Audible at the Sundance Film Festival

The star shared the role she was set to play in the blockbuster film during an interview at Variety Studio, which presented Audible at the Sundance Film Festival

The Mary Queen of Scots star has been dating Barbie director and co-screenwriter Greta Gerwig, 40, for a long time.

She starred in the director's 2017 film, which was based on Gerwig as a teenager.

Gerwig has previously admitted that she would like to reprise Ronan's character in Lady Bird, and The Lovely Bones actress responded positively to the idea.

“She's based on Greta, so does she make Barbie?” I don't know. “We talked about it while we were filming that we would like to watch the movie again,” she explained.

“I heard she started talking about it. “I’ll do anything with her as long as she has me.”

The “Little Women” star is at Sundance to celebrate the premiere of her new film “Outrun,” based on Amy Liptrot's novel of the same name.

The story follows Rona, a recovering alcoholic who, after a tough decade in London, returns to the Orkney Islands in Scotland to escape the temptations that led to her addiction.

She helps out on her father's sheep farm, where she's not afraid to get her hands dirty.

“I gave birth to seven lambs,” she proudly told Variety. “That was very frightening.” I didn't know if I was going to kill the lamb when I pulled her out.

“I definitely wanted to be a weird Barbie,” she said.  “I don't know how I'm going to cope with this.  I would have been with Kate McKinnon, that would have been nice.  I had a scene but never got to shoot it, and it wasn't in the film

“I definitely wanted to be a weird Barbie,” she said. “I don't know how I'm going to cope with this. I would have been with Kate McKinnon, that would have been nice. I had a scene but never got to shoot it, and it wasn't in the film”; Pictured in 2023

She was asked what the scene would look like and she admitted that she wasn't entirely sure;  Still image of Barbie

She was asked what the scene would look like and she admitted that she wasn't entirely sure; Still image of Barbie

“It was strange,” she said.  “I think I would be the weird girl who talks to herself and always has her dog with her and always talks to the dog and doesn’t look at anyone.”

“It was strange,” she said. “I think I would be the weird girl who talks to herself and always has her dog with her and always talks to the dog and doesn’t look at anyone.”

She first became aware of the project during the COVID-19 lockdowns when her partner Jack Lowden, 33, handed her the book. He was Scottish himself and was the producer of the project.

“We were in lockdown a few years ago and he said, ‘You have to read this because this is the role you have to play.’ “I immediately fell in love with Amy’s writing and how she captured the struggle with addiction ” she told the outlet.

She also talked about the challenges of playing a role based on a real person you actually know.

“You feel like there's a lot of responsibility on your shoulders.” We delve into her relationships with her family and friends, some of whom she lost along the way. “Protecting that while authentically portraying her life was difficult to find the balance at first.”