Hunter Parrish ‘has been in talks’ with producers for Catching Fire
In an interview with MTV a couple of weeks back Hunter said he had not been actively pursuing the role of Finnick or getting his hopes up, but now an interview with The Daily Beast has emerged where Hunter revealed he has indeed had talks with producers:
His name has been thrown into the mix of potential actors to play the character of Finnick Odair in the sequel Catching Fire. This time, he’s much more cautious about getting his hopes up. He has been in talks with producers but doesn’t want to think about it too much. His eyes light up, however, as he considers the possibility. “It would be fun,” he says, unable to contain himself. “If Lionsgate (the company behind the film) wants to go for it, I’ll be there. I’ll be right there.”
Hunter also revealed how crushed he was to have missed out on the role of Peeta:
“It was pretty hard. I really, really wanted it.” He says he felt like his whole life was leading up to that role and when he didn’t get it, he was crushed. “I think I just wanted it a little too much.” Looking back, he says, it was a hefty and much needed helping of humble pie. “It became a very grounding experience for me.”
Remember this does not necessarily mean that Hunter is a front runner for the role of Finnick. Support was mixed after the MTV interview, has anyone’s opinion changed in the last two weeks?
Source: The Daily Beast