Picks and Pans Review: Saoirse Ronan's

updated 04/18/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/18/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT


Preparing to play a teen assassin in Hanna, Saoirse Ronan looked to Uma Thurman's lethal Bride in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. "I loved how she moved in that yellow suit," says Ronan, 16. "She's a tall woman, so it was quite elegant when she fought." Most of all, adds the Irish actress, "she brought a lot of emotion, which is what I tried to do with Hanna."

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