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02 October 2010 @ 06:29 am
The Hunger Games book cast  


 Kaya Scodelario
- Katniss Everdeen

Popular fandom opinion here, but I can see why. As soon as I started reading and knowing about how she was and all I could picture Kaya perfectly, not only she fits the description but I think she can also perfectly pull off every side of Katniss, the fierce one, the "don't show emotions" one, the sweet one, if you saw her in Skins you will probably understand what I mean, I think she's perfect for the part.

Other options I also like: Willa Holland, Jessica Stroup.

Hunter Parrish - Peeta Mellark

Ok, this one is really random, because I haven't seen him in Weeds or any movie (at least that I can remember), and I thought I'd picture Alex Pettyfer when I started reading the books, but as soon as Peeta appeared, I just pictured Hunter. I think he has the kind of soft/sweet look that Peeta should have and he's also, clearly, totally hot BUT still not drop dead gorgeous like in my opinion Alex is. I kind of picture Peeta being hot but also in some way kind of... average looking? I don't know how to explain it, but I think Hunter fits perfectly.

Other options I also like: Zach Roerig

Steven R McQueen
- Gale Hawthorne

Not so sure here, but I chose him because I know he can pull off the character, I can picture him being Gale, and he might not be totally alike Kaya, but... whatever. I don't have any other real reason more than actually picturing him acting Gale, to be honest. Lame, I know.

Other options I also like: Nicholas Hoult (though since he was Kaya's brother in Skins I still look at it as incest XD), Aaron Johnson.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Judy Greer - Haymitch Abernathy & Effie Trinket

See, I kind of had my troubles here. At first for some reason I kept picturing Haymitch fat, like... Harry Potter's uncle Vernon fat, don't even ask me why because I don't know xD And then after keep reading about him, I wasn't really sure who I had in mind even though I knew I had a known face. I started going through Google and other people's casts... I saw RDJ or Hugh Laurie, and I wasn't really sure about it, and when I saw Jeffrey Dean Morgan and it clicked in my head, HE was the one I was picturing. As in for Effie, I wasn't fully sure either, but then I saw Judy in '13 going 30' by the 31654 time I saw that film in my life and I realized she could be a great Effie. I know people picture her maybe older, or Idk just different, but I can see Judy pulling off Effie's personality.

Elle Fanning & Elizabeth Mitchell - Primrose Everdeen & Mrs Everdeen

Elle seems popular fandom opinion too, and I can clearly see why, she's cute, she's sweet, and she's a great actress, and even being blonde and all I can see a little resemblance to Kaya, maybe the face shape, I don't know. As in for Mrs Everdeen, I never saw anyone suggesting Elizabeth so I had to. I might be biased, because I adore her in every single way, but I think she looks like Elle in some way too, and even though it's not what she's used to do, I think she can pull off a perfect Mrs Everdeen, she's a wonderful actress, I mean she got nominated for an Emmy for Lost S6 being on screen like what, 5 minutes? 15? I don't know, the point is that she's amazing and I can see her being Prim and Katniss' mom.

Ariel Winter & Stanislav Ianevski - Rue & Thresh

After I say something let me say that yes, I do realize I misspelled Thresh on the graphic. But when I realized it was too late to fix it so nevermind, sorry for that. Now moving on from that, I also do realize that the books say they're both dark-skin-toned, my bad there. I have this thing sometimes that apparently my imagination ignores some details. (Until the Twilight movies came out, Jasper AND Carlisle were brunette in my head, I swear, even if SM kept writing over and over again on how blonde they were, never mind) So, I chose Ariel because I can see the resemblance between her and Elle, and she looks all sweet and fragile but I can picture her jumping everywhere almost-flying and all. And Stanislav because everytime Katniss talked about Thresh I could only think of Viktor Krum, how she described him being all huge and all, I don't know. Also, on both, I just pictured Rue and Thresh like being really tanned, like I said not really dark skin as in african-american-like or anything, so they can always... make Ariel and Stanislav get tanned for it and I can see them.

Jack O’Connell & Taylor Momsen - Cato & Clove

Same here about the description, since apparently they are brunette! Anyways, I can see Taylor pulling off crazy psycho Clove, even more with her rock n' roll-esque look she has now and her dark make up and all, I mean I obviously won't expect from Clove to be with a perfect make up all the time in the arena, but in somehow she can, I don't know, as camouflage or something, I just think it will add so much with Taylor's bright blue eyes to the craziness Clove has about killing Katniss when she gets her and all. As for Cato, I know he's supposed to be maybe a little bigger, but if you watched Skins maybe you'll get why I chose him, I can picture him being all cocky jerk and all, I don't know, I just had Jack in mind when I read Cato. Besides they are both great actors in my opinion.

Amber Heard & Lily Cole - Glimmer & Foxface

Not too much to say here. Glimmer is supposed to be blonde tall sexy and all, and to be honest Amber was the first girl that came to my head, mostly with the sexy part xD And Lily does have an unique face, I can see her running super fast through the arena and being all clever and silent and all.

As in for everyone else, sadly I couldn't find anyone that I saw and said "OMG YES IT'S HIM/HER!". I'm not really sure who I have in my mind for Madge (though I'm sure I have someone, I just don't know who xD), or the other tributes, or Cinna or anyone else. Sorry for that. I also just finished the first book so I'll probably add more casting later when I read the rest of them :)
BOLT VAN DER HUGEfurious on September 28th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, Steven R. McQueen has always been my mental casting of Gale. I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees it.

And Judy Greer for Effie. FREAKING GENIUS.

PS: Thank you for casting Foxface as a girl with a pointy little fox face.
antonella.: Effy - Nobody breaks my heartbitchymode on September 28th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thaanks :D
I'm glad I'm not the only one either, I thought I was! XD
Morganmorganw10 on September 28th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! I agree SO much with Steven R McQueen!!!
Tiffanyiftherainstops on September 28th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I was all for this casting until I got to your pick for Rue and Thresh. I don't understand why people keep casting white people for them?

Edited at 2010-09-28 05:23 pm (UTC)
Pia: bellebooksidyllictorture on September 28th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
It drives me crazy too.

But if you read what she wrote, she admitted her mistake.
Tiffanyiftherainstops on September 28th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
I get that, but after realizing that Rue and Thresh are dark skinned, light skinned people are still cast. idk.

Everyone else are super perfect though. I love the idea of JDM.
antonella.: Effy - Nobody breaks my heartbitchymode on September 29th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
Don't worry, I am fully aware that they don't fit the description, what I meant to do here was finding who I had in my head while I was reading the books, like I said sometimes my imagination apparently tends to ignore some details xD It sucks, and it's lame, I know that, but it was who I pictured xD
Thanks anyway :D
Melissa W.: pic#104168367lost_4198 on September 28th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
I love the casting ideas you chose. Kaya, Hunter, and Steve I think really fit the mold, and from what I've seen, have a good range of acting skills.

Haymitch is perfect too. I imagined him a bit bigger, cause the books said he wasn't as fit as he used to be, and had let himself go. While Robert and Hugh can act drunk and like Haymitch, phsically neither one fits. But Jeffrey fits excellantly. He might be one of the top choices of fitting how I imagined.

Judy would actually be good for Effie. Personally I like Kristin Chenowith, but Judy Greer would be perfect too. She has a kookiness to her that could totally be Effie.

I love the choices for Prim and Mrs. Everdeen. Elle is great for her. But Elizabeth, I would love to happen. I loved her on Lost, and feel she could totally portray the character. Excellent choice on that.

Everybody else is good too. Although personally I prefer someone like Yara Shahidi for Rue. I too change the descriptions in my head for characters, but in this case I would prefer someone darker, and younger. Ariel fits the age, but someone younger and more innocent, would be more tragic to see hurt I think.

Anyways great choices, loved the picks.
antonella.: Suliet - Flowerbitchymode on September 29th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
True that on Rue, don't worry I've seen Yara in a lot of people's choices and I love her too, and I agree with the tragic-ness, besides I can see Kaya with her teaming up and all. But like I said, I was trying to show who I had in my head, even though they may not fully fit.
Thanks for the rest :D Elizabeth was fantastic in Lost, yes ♥
Mizra: Sir tipping cowboy hatmizra on September 28th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
I like the casting... even if I still see Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Papa Winchester.

Hunter Parrish is my Peeta. Has been since seeing It's Complicated and saw how adorable he is.

The other choices I have no idea, but I'm settled on Peeta. :)
antonella.: Candice Accola - Cutebitchymode on September 29th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
LOL don't worry it happens, I still see Elizabeth as Juliet Burke xD
Devindevymel12 on September 28th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Love all your choices! &hearts
antonella.: Dan/Savannah - Hugbitchymode on September 29th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
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antonella.: Quinn - Hairbitchymode on September 29th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
tourdeforceable on September 28th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Peeta as Hunter = automatic!win

Because, what's not to love.

Really, the only ones I'm going to nitpick on is Elle and Ariel. Elle, because she's 5' 7'' now and looks older than me, and Ariel because I love Yara Shahidi for the role.

As for Cato and Clove, no problems there as from what I understand, hair color or skin tone was never mentioned. Cato was just described as huge and Clove was not as pretty as Glimmer.
oh well, i guess i'm something of a ne'er-do-welljoyfraser on September 28th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Clove's mutt had dark fur which implies she was brunette, but that's not a huge deal, imo.
antonella.: Candice Accola - Cutebitchymode on September 29th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
I don't remember when exactly it says about Clove being brunette, I think it's like joyfraser said, but I googled for descriptions before doing this whole thing just to see how awful my imagination went hahaha xD So that's why I wrote that.
Thanks for the comment! :D
oh well, i guess i'm something of a ne'er-do-welljoyfraser on September 28th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Ahh, I love Elizabeth Mitchell for Mrs. Everdeen. And Hunter Parrish and Stevn R. McQueen like perfectly fit my mental images of Peeta and Gale, too. And I hadn't thought of Judy Greer but I think she might actually surpass Cheno as my favorite Effie.

Chiming in on the Rue&Thresh thing, I'm legit going to be disappointed if they whitewash them for the film... but I guess since Suzanne Collins is involved she'll speak up if it's important. But yeah... definitely can't get on board for these two being white/tan/whatever. People already tend to cast super pale girls as Katniss, who's supposed to have an olive complexion, which isn't that big a deal in comparison, but still irks me.

Also, I think Lily Cole is a terrifying looking person, bad way. She just freaks me out. xD
antonella.: Blair - Yellowbitchymode on September 29th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Hahaha poor Lily Cole xD But I get your point, her face is kind of scary sometimes, I know xD
About Rue & Thresh, even though my head mixed everything, I truly expect they find someone that actually fit the descriptions good, meaning having dark skin tone, because I know that's how they are even though like I said my head keeps making me picture wrong things xD
And yay for Judy! :D I'm glad people are liking her because she's just wonderful to that kind of role in my opinion.
Thanks for the comment! :D
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antonella.: Me x Ianbitchymode on September 29th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Juliet owns my heart in a way I never expected her to, so when I was looking for someone for Mrs Everdeen and trying to find a good actress and someone that fits her beauty and all I couldn't help but think of her, I'm glad people are liking her!
And yes YES about Kaya, she's just so perfect for the role ♥ I'm hoping for them too! Thanks for the comment :)
ladyliliah: katniss1ladyliliah on September 29th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
poss the best casthing ive seen, i never would have thought of that guy for Gale but he does fit. These are great
antonella.: Quinn - Smilebitchymode on September 29th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Cœur: thg; you are the risk i will always takeobscurative on September 30th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I approve of this casting. :D
antonella.: Effy - Nobody breaks my heartbitchymode on October 2nd, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Leaweddingbeaches on October 10th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
This casting us pretty much PERFECT. If they got exactly these actors and actresses I would be 100% happy.
antonella.: Blair - Yellowbitchymode on October 10th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Aww thank you ♥