Bokeem Woodbine Plays Nate in ‘The Host’

According to IMDB, Bokeem Woodbine is playing Nate in The Host.

Bokeem Woodbine is a recognizable actor who has been acting for some time and was last seen in the remake of Total Recall that came out this year.

This is what The Host Wiki Page says about Nate:

Humans are the current inhabitants of Earth in general, and the targets of Souls. Most humans have already been assimilated by the souls, but a few “wild” humans remain. They are considered “insurgents”. Some souls are able to get along with humans if they care enough to do so. Examples of this are Ian and Wanda, Kyle and Sunny, and Burns and Nate.

There are no specific details on Nate on the Wiki.  Since both Johanna and I both have lent our copies of The Host out, and Johanna has read the book more recently than I, I am relying on what Johanna told me.  Nate is the leader of the other non-Soul-inhabited human group we meet at the end of the book.  He and the group have a Soul-inhabited human with them named Burns (Burns Living Flower), with whom they get along with.

Nate may play a bigger part in the sequel, which may be why they went with someone with a good acting background.

Feel free to correct us on who Nate is in the book or provide more clarification.   In any case, welcome Bokeem Woodbine to The Host!  Almost three months until the film hits the theatre!

Source: IMDB, The Host Wiki

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  • Meh

    Another black actor.. Are they kidding? It was bad enough when Doc was changed. Stick to the book!

    • Rosie

      Why’s that so important? Why is it so important to you that Doc isn’t white, isn’t it better to have someone who works best with the character rather someone who doesn’t but looks like the description?

      • Luna

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think his skin colour is mentioned at all. So if you pictured him as white that’s just your perception. And I agree, the most important in any movie is that they choose actors that can bring something to the part regardless of their looks.

    • Guest

      That sounds incredibly racist. I’m not sure if you meant it to sound like that, but it does. It says nothing about Nate being “white” in the book. And I don’t remember his skin colour, or doc’s for that matter, being paramount to the story. I’d rather have an amazing black actor play a character than one that is white and can’t act any day.

    • Jill

      And people complain when blacks aren’t cast. I mean, make your mind people. Be consistent because your selective “non-exclusive” Utopia is crumbling before your feet when comments like these appear.

  • abby

    That sounds incredibly racist. I’m not sure if you meant it to sound like that, but it does. It says nothing about Nate being “white” in the book. And I don’t remember his skin colour, or doc’s for that matter, being paramount to the story. I’d rather have an amazing black actor play a character than one that is white and can’t act.

    • abby

      sorry i didnt realize i posted this twice.

    • Meh

      Why is is incredibly racist to want them to stick to the book?? I imagined Wes was black and think they’ve got him spot on, plenty of the others, Lucina, Isiah, Freedom, Cerulean were in my opinion described as black, Brandt wasn’t, neither was Doc.. Maybe they are better actors.. Who knows.. It’s just my opinion, along with Diane Kruger as the seeker, which is just wrong 😉 sorry if it upset anyone, but calling me racist is a low blow 😛