Saturday 16 December 2017

A 'Host' of opportunities await in-demand Saoirse as her star status soars

Stephenie Meyer with Saoirse Ronan at the screening of ‘The Host’ in New York yesterday
Stephenie Meyer with Saoirse Ronan at the screening of ‘The Host’ in New York yesterday
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

IRISH actress Saoirse Ronan is continuing her whirlwind promotional tour across America for her new blockbuster sci-fi movie 'The Host'.

The 18-year-old has seen her status soar overseas since taking on the lead female role in the silver-screen adaptation of 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book.

Ronan impressed on the red carpet last week at the Los Angeles premiere, proving she is every inch the superstar. The Carlow teenager drew even more eyes in New York yesterday when she joined Meyer for the Cinema Society and Jaeger-LeCoultre screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

Wearing an oriental-inspired dress, Ronan posed alongside established Hollywood names, including Diane Kruger.

Ronan, who celebrates her 19th birthday next month, is one of the most in-demand young actresses and has several big-budget projects lined up.

Due to her hectic schedule, a Dublin premiere of 'The Host' was called off.

The actress has insisted she considers herself lucky to live in Ireland, where she is offered protection from the media spotlight.

"That's just the Irish way, we're not celeb obsessed. . ."

She added there would be no way to prepare herself for the reaction 'The Host' was expected to get, especially if it meant entering superstardom like that which awaited 'Twilight' stars Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

"With people like Kristen and Rob, fame became such a massive part of their lives because of 'Twilight', and that's not something I'm used to at all. So I don't know how I'd be with it."

Irish Independent

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