IRISH actress Saoirse Ronan may be about to go stellar thanks to a new sci-fi love movie based on a novel by 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer.
Ronan (18), who received an Oscar nomination for 'Atonement' at just 13, turned up the glamour stakes as she attended the glitzy premiere of her latest film 'The Host' in Hollywood.
The movie saw her film her first on-screen love scenes as she stars alongside Max Irons (27), the son of Irish actress Sinead Cusack and actor Jeremy Irons, and half-brother of Independent TD Richard Boyd-Barrett.
Meyer's 'Twilight' series turned Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson into international pin-ups. And Meyer told reporters at the premiere that fans will see a "little bit" in common between 'Twilight" and 'The Host'.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Ronan plays human Melanie Stryder who is taken over by an alien being, or Soul, called Wanda. Irons plays her love interest Jared Howe.
"I really enjoyed playing Melanie because the majority of the film I am playing Wanda, who is quite a pure, serene and understanding character," said Ronan on the red carpet.
"It is a science fiction movie at heart, it is a story of human survival. Yes, it has the romance, but I think it has a lot more for a lot of different people," said Irons.
Dressed in a short, burgundy Lanvin dress, matched with pointy stilettos and gold jewellery, the young star mixed with the rest of the cast, including Diane Kruger Jake Abel and Meyer.
Yet, fans of Meyer's work and the new movie won't get to see the star cast appear in Ireland as there are no plans for a Dublin premiere.
Ronan's schedule is already packed as she has just finished filming Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' with Jude Law and Edward Norton in Germany last month, and she also signed up for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut 'How to Catch a Monster', which begins filming in Detroit in May.