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LA Times Interview & Photoshoot

Saoirse Ronan A new interview of Saoirse for LA Times has been released! She talks about what drew her attention to “The Host”, the romantic scenes of the film, her choice of becoming an actress and much more. You can read the interview below, and make sure you check out the new portrait that was released with the article by clicking on the thumbnail. Enjoy!

Saoirse (pronounced SIR-sha, “like inertia”) Ronan plays an alien and a human in the same body in the new romantic sci-fi film “The Host,” based on a book by “Twilight” series author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan, who turns 19 in April, is already a seasoned thespian, with an Oscar nod for her performance in 2007’s “Atonement.”

Are you a fan of the “Twilight” vampire romance book and film series and its author, Stephenie Meyer? Is that what drew you to “The Host”?

Yes, that was definitely one of the draws for me to work with Stephenie. I had read the first “Twilight” book when I was 14 and really liked how clear she made something like first love and discovering yourself. I haven’t seen many of the films, to be honest — I think I saw the first one and the last one, but it was more the books that I liked.

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In “The Host,” you play two characters in one body at the same time. How did you build them and distinguish between the two in your acting?

I wanted to make sure that the characters were strong enough on their own that they were able to bounce off one another yet still work in harmony throughout the story. So we started to develop what kind of accents they would have. And it made sense for one to be very well spoken, very articulate, in every way calm and serene and positive. Whereas Melanie [the human] really moves and when she speaks it’s fight talk.

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