If after seeing this weekend's alien-invasion romance, "The Host," you find yourself nursing a serious crush on actor Jake Abel (who plays muscleman-with-a-heart Ian), well, you're out of luck. The 25-year-old is engaged!
People confirms that Jake proposed to his sweetheart, writer Allie Woods, on New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Is Mr. Abel a closet Garry Marshall fan, or what?)
But, seriously, congratulations are in order for Jake and Allie. Not only for their engagement, but for keeping the news secret for so long!
There were no signs of alien infestation at last night's special NYC showing of "The Host"—that is, unless you count the otherworldly style of its primo attendees. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, and Diane Kruger all looked superb as they posed for photos outside the Tribeca Grand Hotel, where The Cinema Society & Jaeger-LeCoultre were hosting a screening of the alien-invasion drama.
Saoirse was the standout of the evening, sporting a leather-trim dress with a notch hemline in a brilliant blue-green print. (Also, can we talk about her makeup? AMAZING.) Diane looked typically sophisticated in an understated studded tunic with stiletto boots over slim black pants. And Max and Jake, who looked like they might've been channeling the same style inspiration, were dapper in dark suits and casually unbuttoned dress shirts... and we might've spent much more time looking at them if not for the fact that Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger's longtime gentleman friend, showed up in a totally poppin' blue suit and singlehandedly stole the man-fashion show.
The romantic entanglements of "The Host" may never inspire an ongoing fangirl war on the level of the infamous "Twilight" conflicts—honestly, you guys, how many Team Jacob members have to perish on the battlefield before we just say enough?!—but don't be surprised if a few minor skirmishes break out over the comparative hotness of Ian and Jared. With the movie in theaters tomorrow, audiences everywhere will be picking sides in the love quadrangle that consists of Jared, who loves Melanie, who's infested with an alien intelligence named Wanda, who shares a body with her host but not her taste in men, and who instead prefers a dude named Ian.
Confused? Don't worry, you'll figure it out. And in the meantime, you can get your mind right with this illuminating inter>Jake Abel (who plays Ian) and Max Irons (Jared).
Of his character, Jake had this to say: "Ian is one of the more evolved people in the cave. I say—rather cheesily—that his biggest muscles are his brain and his heart."
That remark led to a guffaw and a groan from his co-star, while Jake protested, "I warned you! I didn't say it was good! But because I play a lot of bad guys, it was nice to play someone who didn't use his muscles to rough people up—like this guy does," he added, nudging Max, whose characters biggest muscles are not his brain and his heart, but rather his bicep and his...other bicep.
It's easy to forget—what with those otherworldly silver irises staring back at you—that at its heart, Stephenie Meyer's alien-invasion epic, "The Host," is a love story. In fact, it even does the author's previous saga ("Twilight," duh) one better, boasting a love square (that's four sides, guys!) at its juicy center.
As we anticipate the film's Friday release, Hollywood Crush got its hands on an EXCLUSIVE trailer to evoke all the feels you will feel while watching the romantic thriller this weekend.
But wait! There's more! If you click past the jump, you'll be treated to a collection of brand-new images that are likely to cause uncontrollable sweating and swooning: Max Irons looking dreamy. Jake Abel looking dreamy. Max Irons looking dreamy again. What more do we need to say?
Forget phoning home (sorry, E.T.!). The newest, bestest way to engage with alien life forms is via Google Plus Hangout. Obviously. Which is why MTV News' Josh Horowitz will be manning a chit-chat with the cast of "The Host," including Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Diane Kruger, in addition to author Stephenie Meyer! (Reese's Pieces, optional.)
The group's invading the internet on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. ET, to talk all about their alien invasion flick, and we need your questions! Want to know how Saoirse juggled two dreamy dudes? Wondering how Max would handle an alien invasion? Curious as to what Stephenie's working on now? Tweet your queries using the hash tag #TheHostLive, and be sure to check back in with Hollywood Crush on Wednesday to be part of our Google Plus Hangout with the cast and author of "The Host"!
Are you ready for all of the hotness this Tuesday morning? (And I do mean all of it.) Check it: Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the two dreamy leads of the upcoming movie "The Host" hanging in Minneapolis with the boys of the band Imagine Dragons.
And, in case you aren't aware, the actors have a lot more in common with the rockers than just great taste in jackets. The trio's second single, "Radioactive," appears in the trailer for Max Irons' and Jake Abel's alien-invasion flick, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.
If you've been camping out front of your local movie theater, waiting for action-adventure alien romance "The Host" to finally make its appearance in theaters, you might want to take a brief detour to your local bookstore for the latest advance look at the film! (Go on, we'll hold your place in line.) That's where you'll find the amahhhhzing "The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion," a big juicy paperback guide to the cinematic adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel.
It's your chance to get an advance, in-depth look at how the sausage gets made...only better, because the making of sausage is an absolutely disgusting process involving ground meats and sheep intestines, whereas the making of this movie is all about cool locations and fancy sets and behind-the-scenes shots of Jake Abel looking all squinty and sexy in the desert sun.
Lest you missed all the hubbub yesterday, Saoirse Ronan is giving the world a first, EXCLUSIVE look at the trailer for her soon-to-be-released sci-fi romance, "The Host," here on MTV.com.
Prepare to have your mind blown by the sheer spectacle of it all.
In the trailer, we see the world of the future: where disembodied aliens came to Earth, overwrote everyone's brains with their own parasitic consciousness and more or less turned the human race into a bunch of walking iPods made of meat. Only a few have been spared—including Melanie, who manages to meet and fall in love with one of the few remaining non-pod-person males left on earth. But life on the run is risky, and it's not long before Melanie finds herself captured by the alien Souls (led by an ice-cold Diane Kruger)... and at 1:37, things get real. Action! Desert caves! Battles for the future of humanity! Plus, cute boys! Looks exciting, doesn't it?
It's a good week to be an extra-terrestrial. Hot on the heels of our announcement that MTV.com will EXCLUSIVELY premiere the first trailer for the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's "The Host," comes a first look at the film's one-sheet, courtesy of Fandango!
The poster depicts (from left) Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel in the post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where the tale takes place. Saoirse plays dual roles here, as human Melanie and as alien Wanderer, who inhabits Melanie's body but isn't able to completely take over her mind. (The illuminated irises here are a giveaway that it's Wanderer featured...) Co-stars Max and Jake play the respective love interests of Melanie and Wanderer. (An even more head-scratching romantic puzzle than a vampire-human-werewolf love triangle!)
For those waiting in tense anticipation for a glimpse at the other central romance in new Stephenie Meyer novel-turned-movie "The Host," it's a very good day: two brand new stills have been released with all the infectious force of...well, of an alien race taking over the planet's human bodies. And after taking a gander, all we can say is this: never has a spectral extraterrestrial love quadrangle looked so motherfranking sexy.
We'd already gotten a peek at some shots of Saoirse Ronan in her dual role (and sporting the telltale penumbra in her glowing irises that says E.T. is in the building), but this was the first look at Jake Abel in his role as Ian, who falls in love not with Melanie-the-actual-human, but with Wanda, the parasitic consciousness infecting her. (Parasites. So hot right now.)