Saoirse Ronan Cast In Stephanie Meyer's New Film! Is She The New Kristen Stewart?

Tue, May 3, 2011 5:45pm EDT by 10 Comments
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Saoirse Ronan is one of the youngest people to have ever been nominated for an Academy Award, but will her role in Stephanie Meyer’s ‘The Host’ make her a household name bigger than Kristen Stewart?

If you’re a film buff, you’ve been following Saoirse Ronan‘s career for years — and for those of you who don’t know the 17-year-old Irish film actress, get ready to become an expert. According to our sister site Deadline, Saoirse — pronounced Serha, like inertia — has just landed the leading role in Twilight author Stephanie Meyer‘s upcoming film adaptation of The Host.

Saoirse was born in New York City, but has been raised by her Irish parents in the Irish country. She first launched to fame after her role in Atonement garnered her Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nods (to name a few). Since then, we’ve seen the teenage acting wonder star in The Lovely Bones and most recently in the thriller Hanna.

In The Host, Saoirse will play the leading role of Melanie Stryder, who is described as “one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls.” When Melanie’s body is invaded, she refuses to give up her consciousness and the alien inside her becomes enthralled by her thoughts and “reconnects with her old life.”

The book is a best seller and Stephanie Meyer has such a strong following from Twilight, there’s no doubt The Host will do well too. Not only has Saoirse booked the lead in this, but she’s also going to be in Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit. Not too shabby for a 17-year-old, huh?

Kirstin Benson

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pherllan

Posted at 10:06 PM on July 27, 2011  

their both good actress goodluck to both of them.,.

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del

Posted at 7:10 AM on May 5, 2011  

poor kristen rob said on graham norton that he was wrong to say elephant was his best co star he then said i am sitting next to the best co star i have worked with what about kristen he did five movies not liking rob at the moment

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C

Posted at 2:17 AM on May 4, 2011  

Saoirse Ronan is a fantastic actress.

She doesn’t need to be the new anyone.

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Jill

Posted at 3:03 AM on May 4, 2011  

Seconded. Also, if Ronan is smart, she would stay away from a potential Meyer movie franchise. It’ll do her career good. The only movie franchise, right now, that’s worth signing onto is The Hobbit.

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here

Posted at 8:13 PM on May 3, 2011  

There is only one Kristen Stewart.

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THE HOST FAN

Posted at 6:31 PM on May 3, 2011  

NOOOOOOO!!!! I DONT LIKE HER AS THE MAIN CHARACTER!!!
And I thought melanie was brunette, wasn’t she?
or Saoirse will be playing wanda’s body and melanie’s mind?

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lora

Posted at 6:18 PM on May 3, 2011  

kristen is one and only and I love her

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joanie

Posted at 5:52 PM on May 3, 2011  

STOP COMPARING YOU IDIOTS

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Mary

Posted at 6:18 AM on May 4, 2011  

Saoirse is already miles ahead of Kristen in the acting department, much more versatile. She’s not the next anyone she’s the first Saoirse!

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austin yearwood

Posted at 7:48 PM on December 10, 2012  

THEY BOTH ARE GOOD!!!

 
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