SAOIRSE: Hi, how are you!
RadioFree.com: Nice to see you again after last week's interview...
Nice to see you.
I hope you had a good time at your Lady Gaga concert while you were in Los Angeles.
I had an amazing time! And I wore this jacket to Lady Gaga, as well!
Well, you gotta go in style...
Despite years of interviews with you, people tend to pronounce your name in a variety of ways: most of your colleagues say "Sir-shuh," our press notes say "Seer-sha," and I've also heard "Sair-sha." For the record, what should it be, in your book?
All of those pronunciations can pass for a proper pronunciation of my name. People abroad call me "Sir-shuh," and then people in Ireland call me "Seer-sha." [laughs] So it's kind of whatever you want. I think somewhere in between "Sir-shuh" and "Seer-sha" is quite nice: "Sir-sha."
Hanna isn't the only movie in which you play a young assassin--you're also one half of the title duo in Violet and Daisy. Does that film share similar themes with Hanna, or is it a completely different take on action?
It's not really an action film at all. It's about these two girls who are assassins, but it's actually a black comedy. And it's quite bizarre. [laughs] Violet and Daisy are best friends, and maybe like 18-20. They live in their own little world, and everything's quite perfect in that world, but they don't mix with anyone else. And they go on this job to kill James Gandolfini's character Michael in order to buy these dresses that their teen pop idol has just brought out. So it's that kind of thing.
I guess that's as good a reason as any to whack someone...
[jokes] I know, right? I would do that. I would kill for a killer dress. But I don't think [Hanna and Daisy are] really similar at all. [laughs] Except that they hold a gun.
In keeping with WonderCon's theme of superheroes and comic books, who wins in a fight: Hanna or Daisy?
Oh, Hanna. Because Daisy...She's a bit of a pushover. [laughs]
Is this the first major comic convention you've attended?
Well, I went to Comic-Con in New York a few months ago. But I didn't really get an awful lot of time to get a look around. I'm hoping today that I'll get a chance to buy some Ugly Dolls, because that's something that I have been collecting for the past three years or so.
How was your experience of interacting directly with the fans in the Hanna panel you just finished?
It's terrific. It's the only thing I've done since I got here. But I think the people here are amazing. They give you so much, as well. Because sometimes it can be quite an awkward thing to be sitting at a table and answering questions in front of like 3,000 people. But these people, they loved it! And they loved interacting with all of us, and they were just having fun, you know?
I understand you have a dog. Is he or she well behaved enough to possibly work in a movie with you?
We tried to put her in a film I did called City of Ember, and she kept running off. She was distracted by the beautiful buildings that they had built. So no, I don't think she is well behaved enough to be in a film. She just doesn't have the attention span. She's very independent and she likes to do her own thing.
Well, at least she took her shot at the business...
At least she gave it a shot!
Thank you very much for your time.
Thank you. Bye!