Diane Kruger has a pretty lengthy interview with Indiewire about her latest project, Farewell, My Queen. In the same interview, she discusses The Host as well. I excerpted the relevant The Host part of the interview below:
“What can you tell me about your role in “The Host“?
It’s a book so I play The Seeker, which is sort of…
So you think, but it remains to be seen. But it was a great arc to play, it’s a really fun character.
So you’re done shooting?
How did the production go for you?
It was intense. We finished up in New Mexico with the sandstorms and the nature of it was quite a challenge.
Was it nerve-wracking to embark on a project dreamed up by Stephenie Meyer, knowing that if this hits the same way as “Twilight,” you’ll be hounded?
Well it’s different for me, right, because I’m not the young girl. It was actually great to have her, she was pretty much on set everyday. The challenge, or the good thing about this one is that the other two books are not out yet. So there was much more, at least for me, liberty to create actually my own version of that character. And having her there makes it easy so who knows what’s going to happen in the next…
Did she tell you where she envisioned the character going?
In theory, yes, a little bit. Which is helpful, but it’s not like I’m not locked in like some of the characters in “Twilight” are.”