VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan on Playing Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE: 'She's the Worst!'
Saoirse Ronan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about making her Broadway debut in the current revival of The Crucible. Speaking on her character Abigail Williams, the actress says, "She's the worst!" But adds, "A few people have said to me that they don't villainize her quite as much, which I think is really great. There's no villain in real life." Watch the appearance below!
Starring will be Ben Whishaw, from the West End's PETER AND ALICE, as John Proctor, A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tony winner Sophie Okonedo as his wife Elizabeth Proctor, ATONEMENT's Saoirse Ronan as Abigail Williams, and GAME OF THRONES and THE SEAFARER's Ciarán Hinds as Deputy-Governor Danforth.
Ronan is best known for her breakout role in 2007's ATONEMENT opposite James McAvoyand Keira Knightley, which earned her Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. Among her other film credits are THE LOVELY BONES, HANNA, HOW I LIVE NOW and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.
The production will have scenic and lighting design by longtime van Hove collaborator Jan Versweyveld, costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic, and an original score by Philip Glass. Additional casting and design team will be announced at a later date.
This will be the fifth revival of The Crucible on the Great White Way; the most recent production was in 2002 withLiam Neeson and Laura Linney. It is Miller's most produced play, set during the SALEM witch trials in the early 1690s. It won the Tony Award for Best Play.