Saoirse Ronan has been on everyone's radars for a few years now. After breaking out with her brilliant Oscar-nominated turn as a young Briony in 'Atonement', she has gone out to diversy her resume with Lovely Bones and Hanna, just to name a few. Now, she's signed to play the lead role in 'The Host', another Stephenie Meyer book adaptation. Ronan talks to HitFix about how even though she's not someone who generally does studio films, the Host fascinated her on many different levels, especially with the concept.
She says "I loved the concept. I think it's an amazing concept and I really liked the book and just the idea of creatures coming onto our planet and trying to perfect our race and our world and get rid of any negativity in any way, which of course would never work really because suddenly you're taking away human nature and human spirit and all these different things. But it raises a lot of questions like that and that was really, really interesting to me. Then they said that they [brought on] Andrew Niccol to do it, who has made brilliant films in the past that have conceptually been mind-blowing and beautiful. So, he was perfect for it and I mean the main producer on it, Nick Wechsler, was fantastic. He brought everyone together and Stephanie and everything. So, there were a lot of things there that really attracted me to it."
Ronan also talks about what other movies she's been working on since wrapping 'Byzantium' and working on the 'Host', and she replies that she's also shot a film with Kevin Macdonald called 'How I Live Now'.
The Host releases March 27, 2013 and co-stars Max Irons.