“As someone who hasn’t really jumped into the studio movie world, what made you go to do something like ‘The Host’?
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.”
Update (September 12): In addition to the MTV interview, Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton sat down with Tribute.ca for a video interview discussing Byzantium at TIFF. At the 2:30 mark, Saoirse discusses The Host briefly. We already know that she was filming Byzantium before moving on to The Host. When she finished The Host, she started filming How I Live Now. She basically just does an overview of the characters she has been playing recently.
The very end of the interview is pretty funny as they get parting gifts, and there is a mention of One Direction.
While Saoirse Ronan was at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) promoting Byzantium, she mentioned The Host in interviews.
She talked with MTV News on the same day she was going to be able to see a cut of the film. She said she was looking forward to the footage that is between her character and William Hurt’s. I know some you noticed that Saoirse gave away the ending of the book/film in the last set of MTV interviews, and she mentions that predicament again. Watch the video below:
Source: MTV News