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Saoirse Ronan: 'I'm superstitious about Oscars dress'

Published 15/01/2016

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is nervous about how she will look at the Academy Awards.

Actress Saoirse Ronan can't even bear to think about what she'll wear on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, because she fears she'll jinx her big night at the Oscars.

The 21-year-old has been nominated in the Best Actress category at the 2016 Academy Awards for her work in period drama Brooklyn and stylist Elizabeth Saltzman has her hands full creating Saoirse's look for the ceremony.

The star is thankful her Oscars attire has been left in the hands of professionals, as she is convinced if it was left up to her, she would somehow destroy the outfit.

“(My stylist Elizabeth's) been sketching for the last month, but I’m so superstitious I haven’t even talked about it," Saoirse admitted to USA Today. "I haven’t said the word 'Oscar' for the last year."

Saoirse trusts Elizabeth, even though they initially experienced a bit of a rocky start.

The actress notes she has learned to follow the stylist's advice, despite having reservations about the clothing selections she picks.

"When I started working with her, I said, 'I don’t want to wear any pink, I don’t like flowers and I don’t like glitter.' All she’s put me in has been pink dresses, flowery trousers, glittery jumpsuits,” she laughed. “She’s the best.”

While Elizabeth works on creating some awesome red carpet looks for the star, Saoirse is also busying herself with a unique creative endeavour over awards season.

She is currently focused on living in a delightful home accented with all types of special touches.

“I have to go shopping," Saoirse said. "I have to kit out my new apartment. I got all the furniture, but I want to get some cushions and get a couple of throws to put on the couch — and loads of candles.”

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