Hunter Parrish has been in talks with producers about the role of Finnick Odair
In the last few days the rumors about the casting of Finnick Odair have slowed down, but here we have a new name to add to the long list of actors who’ve been approached about the role: Hunter Parrish.
Parrish, who’s best known for his role on the TV show Weeds, was among the actos who auditioned for the role of Peeta last year. While not getting the role was a hard experience for him, he says it became a grounding experience. “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 thinks it was a experience he learn from. “It became a very grounding experience for me.”
Now, he’s had talks with the producers about a new role in Catching Fire: victor Finnick Odair.
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.”
What do you think of Hunter as Finnick? Other actors who’ve supposedly have meetings for the role include Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer, Colton Haynes, Lucas Till, Trevor Donovan and Alan Ritchson.
Source: The Daily Beast