It’s like a Bah Mitzvah for young female actresses – you come of age when you mention looking up to Natalie. Just a couple days ago we had Chloe Moretz name dropping Nat and now Saoirse Ronan joins the list as well. Saoirse is currently swimming against the ham-fisted tide that is Lovely Bones, but was fantastic in Atonement a couple years ago.

But from the looks of things, she’s no Lindsay Lohan in the making. When asked about which child actress she’d most like to emulate, Ronan reveals formidable goals. “Probably Jodie Foster or Natalie Portman. Not only because they’re great actresses and they’re intelligent and they picked good roles and they’re nice people, but also because they directed as well, and I want to direct, too.”