Saoirse Ronan has been a well respected actress since her co-starring role in Atonement at 13.
But starting so young can have its pitfalls!
"I could have ended up like Lindsay Lohan."
Come on! Saoirse?? Really?! No way!
The Byzantium star says a downward spiral is easier to fall into than you might think! She says:
"You're being offered all these different temptations… and everyone is either telling you how great you are or talking about you behind your back.
Lindsay Lohan was the It girl from, like, 14. That's a lot of pressure.
If you don't have your mam telling you, 'Remember, you're still my daughter', you're going to go off the rails."
Well, we don't know that gurl couldn't have done it alone, but we certainly are glad she does have the constant support from her family!
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