While Max Irons and Jake Abel were in Atlanta doing press for The Host, they chatted with Headline News (HLN) which is associated with CNN. The interview is part of a series called “My First Time.” This interview shows again that Max and Jake are having a lot of fun on this tour. Loving bellmen and getting rid of Justin Beiber are not off limits for these boys.
HLN: The film “The Host” features a great love story, so it’s only fitting to ask: Who (or what) was your first love?
Jake Abel: My first love was baseball. I wanted to be a professional baseball player when I was a kid. I had the same feeling about what I do now that I did as a kid playing baseball. I had told my grandma one day, “You know, I would play baseball for free if they’d let me!” To which she said, “Come talk to me when you’re older.” But I have that same feeling now: This is my art and I would do this for free.
Max Irons: Apparently, when I was young, I used to get very sad and I’d cry for them a lot — bellmen at hotels. I figured that people were coming and going, but no one ever stopped to hang out with them. And I used to think they must be really, really lonely. They always have to smile but maybe they’re really sad inside. So when my parents stayed in hotels and I was with them, I’d go down and talk to the bellmen all the time. And when I had to leave, I would cry — I was a weird kid.
JA: So your first love was a bellman?
MI: My first love was many different bellmen. (Wait, please don’t print that…)
HLN: If you were the aliens, what would be the first thing you’d get rid of in humanity?
MI: Get rid of Justin Bieber!
JA: You can’t say that!
MI: I’m saying it: I’d get rid of Justin Bieber… for a little while! Maybe three years. We’d have a break and then he’d come back and do it all over again.
To read the full interview, head over to HLN.