Saoirse Ronan, who plays Melanie/Wanderer in The Host, just celebrated her eighteenth birthday on set. Even though the Stephenie Meyer story features a love quadrangle with three bodies, Ronan is attracted to other script elements.

In an interview with The Irish Independent, Ronan stated:

“It’s a given at this stage that romantic stories are going to be offered to me but I’m more interested in the story and characters. It’s just not important if there are love scenes in it…I have two different characters who are in love with different men…The good thing was that I got on so well with Max and Jake. I knew them both before we started filming and we were very comfortable working together.”

The production company also made sure that Ronan’s eighteenth birthday didn’t pass by unnoticed during filming.

“It was my third birthday on the set of a film. I usually never minded being away filming for a birthday but because this was 18th and special, I kind of wanted to be at home…But it turned out to be one of the best birthdays ever because I got to watch this amazing car stunt being filmed, and they hired this local band and gave me a special birthday cake.”

The Host is certainly rich with a variety of characters and themes. Which of The Host characters is your favorite?

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