- Saoirse Ronan expresses interest in participating in a Lady Bird sequel.
- The original Lady Bird film received critical acclaim and multiple Academy Award nominations.
- Greta Gerwig and Ronan have a history of successful collaborations and desire to work together in the future.
In 2017, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird introduced audiences to Saoirse Ronan’s Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a 17-year-old artist navigating high school and her complicated relationship with her mother. The critically acclaimed film left many wondering what Lady Bird’s future would hold after she reaches her goal of leaving her small town. Now, Ronan is expressing interest in returning for a Lady Bird sequel.
In a discussion with ScreenRant at the Sundance Film Festival, Ronan spoke about a possible sequel: “Maybe we should do that. I feel like actually we have always talked about that. Yeah of course I would. I would do everything with her till the end of time.”
Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan first collaborated on Lady Bird, followed by 2019’s Little Women, which received six Academy Award nominations. Gerwig once mentioned to Ronan that she envisioned them as “old ladies together making movies about old ladies.” However, there is no confirmed timeline for a potential Lady Bird 2.
Ronan also discussed Gerwig approaching her for a cameo role in Barbie, where she would have played a “Weird Barbie” alongside Kate McKinnon. Unfortunately, the scene was ultimately not included in the film. Ronan currently stars in The Outrun, for which she has received critical praise and is being considered for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Gerwig has also had recent success with her billion-dollar-grossing Barbie film. She is set to write and direct two film adaptations of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia for Netflix.