Hunter Parrish has been one of the contenders to play the role of Peeta, which we all know went to Josh Hutcherson. Will he have another chance to be a part of The Hunger Games series?
Here’s the transcript of Hunter’s interview with MTV‘s Kara Warner:
“This whole ‘Hunger Games’ thing, man … I’ve read all of the books, because I’ve been through this once before,” Parrish said. “It was very exciting for me [to be considered] for the first movie, to be a part of that, and I read all of the books at that time, and I loved the script and the director and Jennifer Lawrence who was cast at that point. I saw it as something very exciting, and I was very excited about it, but it wasn’t [meant to be]. Josh is also a friend of mine, and I haven’t seen the film yet, but people say amazing things about it, and he’s great, he’s perfect. We’ve worked together before, and he’s a great actor,” Parrish said sincerely.
“I kind of dove in for that one, so for this one, I don’t know,” he said. “I think you just kind of step back, and if it happens, it happens. I’m not going to really spend too much time thinking about it, but I’d love to. I wouldn’t cast myself, but that’s not helping me getting cast for that movie,” he joked. “But I’m a fan of the books. I think there’s fantastic actors that would probably be better. So there’s that for getting me a job!”
In continuing with his gracious thoughts about other actors he’d consider for Finnick, we asked Parrish if he wanted to give a shout-out to any for fun.
“No, I wouldn’t go that far!” he laughed. “I still want the job, I’m just saying … “