Video: Garrett Hedlund Reveals Why He Passed on Finnick
In an interview with Garrett Hedlund, he reveals to MTV that he was, indeed, approached by Lionsgate about playing Finnick Odair in “Catching Fire”. (Sam Claflin was later cast as Finnick.) In this video, Garrett reveals why he turned them down.
For those of you who can’t watch it, here’s an excerpt:
“They did [approach me],” Hedlund admitted to MTV about almost playing Finnick in the upcoming “Hunger Games” sequel. “But I was working on this film at the time. We shot the whole film in 23 days and I was really immersed in it. I couldn’t get around [to reading the 'Hunger Games' novels].”
“Everybody around me is flipping out about the books, and I didn’t really have the time to sit down lately to read any book, not just ‘Hunger Games,’” he explained further. “But I’ve got a couple [projects] on my plate that I’m looking forward to reading now.”
So, it looks like it all came down to bad timing for Garrett.