Saoirse Ronan Is Surprised That Strangers Recognize Her

Once you’ve starred in a movie that’s nominated for an Oscar, it’s safe to say you’re famous, right? Saoirse Ronan, 24, still doesn’t feel famous though. 

She graces the cover of Vogue for its August issue, and inside, the Lady Bird star discusses the perils and pleasures of working in the movie industry since the age of 9. 

"I still get completely shocked that anyone knows who I am," she told Vogue after a fan asked to take a photo with her in her native Ireland. When asked if she'd rather she blended into the crowd more, she said, "Yeah, I would. But I'm not...famous. I just genuinely don't think I am. Selena Gomez is famous."

Ronan continued, saying she avoided reading about herself. "If you're not aware of how often you're in a newspaper, then it's like it's not really happening. I just get so anxious whenever I watch anything that I'm in. I'm fine with the way I look now. But I wouldn't necessarily be looking at photographs of myself all day. I don't want to become too consumed by the image of myself."