Jake Abel Talks 'The Host'

Jake Abel Talks 'The Host'

Jake Abel gets lost in his thoughts in this new shot from The Host.

The 24-year-old actor, who plays Ian in the upcoming book-to-big screen adaption, chatted with EW about his role.

“Ian’s one of the last remaining humans, part of the human resistance that’s trying to survive this alien invasion,” he explained about his character. “He and his brother escaped being captured together and found Jeb’s cave out in the desert, and that’s pretty much where he’s resided ever since. He’s been struggling to survive along with the rest of the people in our colony. When Wanda comes, there’s the initial mistrust and fear. But through her actions, she slowly starts to teach us things that we weren’t aware of, and because of that my feelings for her start to change.”

Jake added about his on-screen love with Saoirse Ronan, “It was much easier for me than for Max and Saoirse, because my scenes with Saoirse were mostly with her as Wanda…He’s able to understand that yes, Jared may love the human, but he hates the alien. [Ian] has grown to understand [the alien], and through understanding, grown to love her.”

The Host opens March 29, 2013.

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Credit: Alan Markfield; Photos: Summit Entertainment
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