Remember that tweet that Adam B. Vary sent us back in reply to us asking about any more details on that set visit? Well, one part of that visit was released today and it is an interview with Jake Abel. Also included is a photo of Jake Abel playing Ian O’Shea with Saoirse Ronan playing Melanie Stryder/Wanderer and another photo of Ian by himself.
Here is one excerpt from the interview:
“I know Stephenie Meyer was on the set a fair amount. What was that like, knowing that you were interpreting something that had lived in her head for so long?
The thing about Stephenie is that she’s highly collaborative. If you have ideas — and we had ideas about the sequels [to the book] — she was like, “Tell me! Tell me!” There were a couple of times I was like, “How ’bout this?” And she was like, “Well, I’ll think about it.” And that’s always so relieving as an actor, because we all want to bring something to the table, and we all understand that the film we’re making is the writer’s baby. There’s parts of you that want to honor their vision. There’s parts of you that have your own vision. And she welcomes that process with open arms. I got her blessing early on with what I was wanting to do with him, and because of that I was able to not think about it so much. She’s kind of the ghost on set anyway. Unless you go find her and have a conversation, she’s not coming up to you to give you notes or change your performance. She’s really, really great about that.”
Check out the full interview with Jake Abel over at Entertainment Weekly.
Update 6/14/12: Added the untagged, high quality images to the bottom of the post. Click on the image to go to the larger version of the image.
High Quality Image Source: The Host Movie News, Open Road Films