Not such a Barbie girl! Irish actress Saoirse Ronan gets dressed on a walk with boyfriend Jack Lowden before getting dolled up to star in the Barbie movie this summer
- Saoirse Ronan, 28, was walking the dog with Jack Lowden, 31, in Notting Hill
- The couple enjoyed some downtime before Ronan started filming Barbie
- The Irish actress was dressed in a well-worn sweatshirt, tracksuit bottoms and trainers
She’s set to star in the big-budget comedy Barbie, but Saoirse Ronan ditched the fashion doll look when she went for a romantic stroll with her actor boyfriend last week.
The Irish actress was dressed as she took to the streets of west London in a sweatshirt from Pleasing – the eco-friendly fashion brand created by her friend Harry Styles – tracksuit bottoms and well-worn trainers .
She and partner Jack Lowden, star of BBC’s War And Peace, were enjoying some downtime walking their terrier Fran before Saoirse began filming the Hollywood blockbuster based on the Mattel doll.
In the film, due out next year, she would play an “alternative” Barbie to the one played by star Margot Robbie. Boyfriend Ken will be played by Ryan Gosling, who Saoirse credits with getting Hollywood to pronounce his unusual Irish name correctly.
Saoirse Ronan went for a romantic walk with her actor boyfriend last week. She was dressed as she took to the streets of west London in a sweatshirt from Pleasing – the eco-friendly fashion brand created by her friend Harry Styles – tracksuit bottoms and well-worn trainers.
The couple have been dating for at least two years after meeting on the set of the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots, in which Saoirse played the title role and Lowden was her husband, Lord Darnley.
Jack Lowden was recently seen in London for the premiere of his new film ‘Slow Horses’ starring Gary Oldman on March 30
When he presented her with an award in 2015, Gosling told the audience, “It’s Ser-sha, like inertia,” and after that everyone got the hang of it.
“Ryan Gosling’s power is stronger than anything else,” Ronan said a few months later, comparing him to a “blonde Canadian Jesus” for his ability to spread the word.
Ryan Gosling has been credited with getting Hollywood to pronounce Saoirse Ronan’s name correctly. Gosling told an audience: ‘It’s Ser-sha, like inertia’
During the relaxing walk in Notting Hill, near where the couple live, Saoirse, 28, affectionately touched Lowden’s hand as he led Fran along the leafy streets. The couple have been dating for at least two years after meeting on the set of the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots, in which Saoirse played the title role and Lowden was her husband, Lord Darnley.
The 31-year-old actor, who recently starred in Apple TV’s acclaimed thriller Slow Horses, isn’t the only object of Saoirse’s affections. She is reported to be in love with her terrier, which she named after a gangster character in the Irish TV drama Love/Hate.
‘Fran from Love/Hate is my favorite character and I love [actor] Peter Coonan in it. I told him that and called my Fran after him,” she said.
‘Initially we wanted a boy dog, then we met Fran and we were like, ‘No, it was never just you. So she got the name. So technically it’s Frances, but she’s named after a drug dealer from downtown Dublin.