The Host: First Look at Jake Abel as Ian
The first official set pics are up of Jake Abel, the actor responsible for bringing Wanda’s love interest, Ian, to life in the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi love story, The Host.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jake discusses what it was like working with Stephenie Meyer, and his experiences playing Ian.
I was really lucky. It was much easier for me than for Max and Saoirse, because my scenes with Saoirse were mostly with her as Wanda. So the physicality we created for both of us was just that: For me, that entity was just Wanda. Andrew Niccol and I [discussed] that Ian was much more evolved than most people in the cave, second to Jeb. His biggest muscles were his heart and his brain. 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.
To read the rest of the interview, head over here.