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Exclusive: Stephenie Meyer Talks ‘The Host’ & Saoirse Ronan – “She’s So Amazing”

November 27, 2011
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I asked Stephenie Meyer about her thoughts on Saoirse Ronan as Melanie / Wanda in ‘The Host’ while at ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1‘ premiere. She says that she was unsure at first, saying “Melanie is older than that, I don’t know.” However, now she’s totally sold. “She’s so amazing. I can’t imagine anyone else bringing it to life,” says Meyer. Like many of us, she was worried about the age difference from the novel at first, but now trusts Saoirse Ronan with the demanding role. The first question about the book’s sequels, which was asked by Twilight Moms, was responded to with a vague answer. Meyer says, “I planned The Host as a trilogy. I have pieces of the other ones written, but I’ve been making a lot of movies this year so it hasn’t been a great year for writing.” Hopefully we’ll be getting the next two novels in ‘The Host’ trilogy soon. Ronan will be starring opposite Jake Abel and Max Irons in ‘The Host,’ based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel. Production begins early next year, and the film will be directed by Andrew Niccol who also directed the sci-fi concept piece, ‘In Time.’


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