'I think no matter what, you have to follow your instinct, you have to trust your gut,' the Brooklyn star says.
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Saoirse Ronan is, undoubtedly, an acting success. She was nominated for her first Oscar at 13 years old, and this year — at 21 — scored a second nomination for playing Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey, who leaves the Emerald Isle to make a new life for herself in New York in Brooklyn.

That’s seemingly just the start for Ronan for Oscars attention and beyond, and EW picked her brain about the best career advice she’s received and the advice she wish she got upon starting out, all while on the red carpet at Sunday’s Academy Awards and as part of our ongoing Beyond Beautiful series.

“I think no matter what, you have to follow your instinct, you have to trust your gut,” said Ronan, whose other credits include Hanna and The Grand Budapest Hotel. “Not just when it comes to work and like professional decisions, but just in your own personal life. You always need to follow what feels right to you, otherwise I don’t think you’ll be able to fully commit to a job.”

Up ahead, Ronan will star in the silver screen adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, which is set in 1960s England and tells the story of the trouble that plagues a young, newly married couple. She’s also attached to writer-director Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, which centers on a teenage girl living in Northern California, among other projects.

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2015 movie
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  • PG-13
  • 111 minutes
  • John Crowley