Saoirse Ronan has received glowing praise from fellow Hollywood star Ryan Gosling who said that Ronan was ‘the new Meryl Streep’.
Gosling also said that Ronan’s talent levels were so high that she has the ability to make everyone around her up their games.
The pair have worked together previously in 2014, when Ronan starred in the movie Lost River which was directed by Gosling.
Since then Ronan’s star has continued to steadily rise and the following year she starred as a young Irish emigrant in the movie Brooklyn, which earned her an Oscar nomination.
Gosling told the Irish Sun on Sunday: “She’s a genius. She’s a master. She made me a better actor, I think any actor she works with, there’s an elevation in their abilities, upping their game.
“I felt like I was working with a master. Like someone from the Golden Age. Someone superior to my skills as an actor in every way. She’s Meryl reborn.
“Well actually, she’s Saoirse, that name has the same recognition like Meryl (Streep) for being the best. Because she is the best.”
Gosling said that he would love to work with Ronan again and hoped that they could film together in Ireland.
He said: “Absolutely, certainly, 100 per cent, we are going to work together again, I look forward to it. I don’t know when that will be, that is one busy actor.
“But I know she wants to bring me to Ireland, I’m fully on board.”
Ronan is tipped to receive her third Academy Award nomination in 2018 following her superb performance in the movie Lady Bird.
Hopefully it will be third time lucky for the Irish star.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling