July 02, 2012

INTERVIEW: Hunter Parrish in talks for the role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire

In a recent interview with MTV, Weeds star Hunter Parrish talked about wanting to play the coveted role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. Although it was strongly suggested, he didn't exactly confirm that he was in talks with the producers for the role. But now, The Daily Beast is confirming it. Read the actor's interview below where he talks about how much he wanted to play Peeta in The Hunger Games and his hopes to play Finnick.

Hunter Parrish
Then, of course, there’s The Hunger Games. He came this close to playing Peeta in this year’s mega-blockbuster, but lost the role to his good friend Josh Hutcherson. “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.”

But in a bizarre twist of fate, Parrish may end up in The Hunger Games after all. 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.”
You can read the whole interview HERE.

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