I’m always impressed by 14 year olds in movies who have what it takes to become teen assassins. When I was 14, I was four foot ten, weighed 90 pounds, and my arms were so skinny they were mistaken for spaghetti whenever I lingered too long in the pasta aisle at the supermarket. Hanna, on the other hand, from the upcoming film of the same name, could kick your ass, my ass, and the asses of an entire country without breaking a sweat. Trained from birth in isolation by her father (played by Eric Bana) to be the ultimate killer, she’s sent to the United States on a mission and discovers how different the world is from the one she’d expected to find.
Saoirse Ronan stars as Hanna, and the film marks a reunion between Ronan and her “Atonement” director Joe Wright. Was she up to the task of playing a stone-cold killer? As Bana put it: “She’s tougher than a lot of men I’ve worked with.”
Here’s my interview at New York Comic Con with Ronan, Bana, and Wright. “Hanna” opens on April 8, 2011