Arts Interview: Here is your Host

Saoirse Ronan's new film, a sci-fi thriller from the pen of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, looks set to prolong her meteoric rise in Hollywood, writes Nadine O'Regan.

24th March, 2013
Saoirse Ronan: 'To do this job, you really do need to be in love with it.' Picture: Matt Carr/Getty

Saoirse Ronan is tying herself up in knots trying to explain the plot of her latest film.

"The Host is about our planet Earth being taken over by these alien-type things called souls," she begins, boldly enough. "When they came to our planet, they took over human bodies. My character Melanie is part of a small human resistance, but she's captured by them and taken over.

"But she's sort of there, and she persuades the...

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