Saoirse Ronan has said she felt "really disappointed" when she had to turn down the chance to feature in The Hobbit to concentrate on other projects.
The 19-year-old Byzantium star was rumoured to be starring in Peter Jackson’s three part fantasy adventure, but she decided it would be better to focus on other projects.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Saoirse said: ''There was talks about me playing the wood elf Itaril but I had to turn it down. I was really disappointed but there were other projects I had to consider and to spend a year doing The Hobbit wouldn't have left me time for anything else.''
The Lovely Bones actress also discussed her upcoming projects, adding: ''I'm filming How to Catch a Monster, which is Ryan Gosling's writing and directing debut and it's cool, dark and a bit twisted, too. It's about an underwater town, and the struggles of the characters living in this dilapidated place. And I'm in Violet & Daisy, in which I play a hit girl.
''How I live Now and The Grand Budapest Hotel are all coming out in the next year. Then I'm due to play Mary Queen of Scots in a movie about her starting soon."