Saoirse Ronan Readies for "Hanna" Release

Posted Thursday April 7, 2011 5:54 PM GMT

Following the New York screening of her latest project "Hanna," Saoirse Ronan mingled about at the Casa La Femme after party on Wednesday night (April 6).

The Oscar-nominated 16-year-old looked adorable in a long black dress, intricately detailed with shiny accents and a gold belt while building up hype for her movie hitting theaters this Friday, April 8th.

Saoirse said being reunited with Joe Wright, the director of Oscar nominated picture "Atonement," offered her the chance to go with her instincts while playing Hanna. She said, "As long as it made sense, I was able to do what I wanted to do with the role."

Ronan also noted the ease in which she felt while working with Wright this time around, saying, "I don't know how to explain it because we really don't communicate much through words. I just seem to understand what he wants in a scene. Kind of, from the off, we had a really great understanding of each other and with this I certainly felt really comfortable portraying true emotions but living in this surreal world because of him"

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