Saoirse is not about to play some bimbo in her next movie.

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Saoirse Ronan has played some amazing characters from Briony (Atonement) to Hanna (Hanna) to Eilis (Brooklyn). But make no mistake about it: this was no coincidence.

The 22-year-old recently opened up to Time about the importance picking the right roles:

It’s important for me to play intelligent women, because I think in art, you have a responsibility to portray real life. It’s even more important now that there’s such a massive shift towards feminism that men and women see strong, complex women onscreen. I’m not being bigheaded, but I’m not a dummy so I don’t want to play someone who is a dummy onscreen.”

We totally respect Saorise for having the guts to stick to her guns — we’re sure she must have been turned down a bunch of roles that didn’t fit her standards. But she’s lucky that she’s now in a position to be so picky about her roles. If only every actress could be so lucky!

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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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