Saoirse Ronan leads the stars on the red carpet
Introducing S-Ro. Carlow actress Saoirse Ronan has landed the starring role in Stephanie Meyer's movie adaptation of The Host, so it stands to reason that she'll be given a similar moniker to her Twilight predecessors - R-Patz and K-Stew.
Now that the Twilight franchise has wrapped, Twi-hards have a whole new series to get on board, and it's Oscar-nominated Saoirse, 18, who landed the coveted lead role of Melanie Stryder
The bubbly blonde turned heads at the world premiere of The Host last night in a burgundy Lanvin dress and Jimmy Choo black satin heels. Saoirse's latest role marks her most commercial to date and is expected to catapult her to international stardom. She stars alongside A-list actress Diane Kruger, who looked incredible in a Thakoon dress and Jimmy Choo shoes and Max Irons, in what is expected to become a blockbuster hit.
The Host tells the story of an invisibly enemy threatening mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories. And Saoirse, who plays Melanie in her first romantic role, will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about.
Her star is continuing to rise straight into the stratosphere after landing a lead part in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut in How to Catch a Monster.
"I think it’s going to be very experimental,” she said. “I think Ryan is going to be very supportive as a director, just because he’s an actor as well and he gets it.”
“He’s already written great characters on the page,” she added about Ryan. “But he wants us to develop those even more as people. I like that he’s put so much trust in his actors to do that. I think it’ll be really fun and really cool.”