‘The Host’ Stars Max Irons & Jake Abel Reject ‘Twilight’ Comparisons

Mon, February 25, 2013 4:30pm EST by 6 Comments
The Host Vs Twilight
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Are Max & Jake the new Robert Pattinson & Taylor Lautner? Not so fast!

On the surface, it’s only natural for one to compare The Host — coming to theaters March 29 — with the Twilight saga. They’re both science fiction/fantasy stories, they’re both based on books by Stephenie Meyer and they’re both carried by an impossibly attractive group of actors. But Max Irons and Jake Abel, two of those impossibly good-looking actors I just mentioned, want to make one thing clear: The Host is nothing like Twilight.

“It is a very lazy comparison, because Twilight was a phenomenon unto itself,” Max says in the new issue of VMAN. “[RobertPattinson was chased down the streets of Paris before the films even came out. And he is doing well for himself. He has about five films with acclaimed directors lined up.”

But while Max, 27, and Jake, 25, prefer not to be compared to the men of Twilight, it’s clear they also don’t want to be pitted against them either.

“A lot of people expect us to knock the Twilight cast,” Jake admits. “But Taylor Lautner is a really nice kid. Robert Pattinson, I couldn’t imagine the tremendous amount of pressure he was under — and he earned my respect when I saw him fight for certain projects. Water For Elephants is a great novel, the movie is what it was. That’s not his fault. That’s the risk; we’re the face of projects.”

OK, that last answer was actually pretty awkward — but hey, at least Jake didn’t diss Twilight!

HollywoodLifers, will you be checking out The Host when it lands in theaters next month? Watch the trailer below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the movie!

More on The Host:

  1. ‘The Host’ Trailer: Stephenie Meyer’s Romantic New Preview Revealed
  2. ‘The Host’ Trailer: ‘Twilight’ Author’s Scary New Film
  3. Max Irons Cast As Lead In Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’ Films

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Posted at 8:39 PM on February 26, 2013  

This trailer and from what I have read of The Host book seems to have a lot more depth. Plus I feel like they really picked an amazing director who looks like he put a great amount of work into making the movie and going beyond the viewers expectations. I hope that the critics give a better reaction to this movie than they did to the Twilight movies.

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Posted at 4:15 AM on February 26, 2013  

Meyers is attempting to renew her Twilight success through the characters and actors that she’s writing and hiring for the films. I think she needs to count her blessings and either start writing things that differ from Twilight or call it a career. She’s made millions off of that movie franchise, if she invests well, her and her family should be set for life.

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Posted at 8:27 AM on February 26, 2013  

she wrote this book a while ago… she didn’t even want to turn it into a movie, she was pressured into it. so not not exactly. she doesn’t pick the cast either.

on another note, I loved this movie, a lot more depth then twilight. I really hope they don’t mess it up :s

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Posted at 8:28 AM on February 26, 2013  

i loved this book *

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Posted at 1:36 PM on March 19, 2013  

I know your comments are awhile back but I feel compelled to correct one fact: Stephenie Meyer
has said that she was very involved in the selection of the actors chosen.
And that the director Andrew Niccol and lead Saoirse Ronan were her personal choices.

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Posted at 6:57 PM on February 25, 2013  

there is only one Edward and one Jacob…these two are nothing like them. I wish them luck and the Movie looks great. What a great actress, nothing like emotionless spaced out Stewart

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