There are plenty of actors we wouldn’t want to play Peeta in “The Hunger Games,” but “Weeds” actor Hunter Parrish isn’t one of them. In fact, we’re thrilled to hear he’s officially up for the part of the male tribute from District 12!
“I’ve met the producers,” Parrish tells E! Online. “I’d be grateful to get the opportunity. Like, really grateful. It would be amazing.”
Sure, other guys have confirmed they’ve met with the producers (cough, Alex Pettyfer), but we can definitely cast our vote for Parrish as big fans of the handsome actor who has grown up in front of our eyes as Silas Botwin on the Showtime series. And, Parrish says he’s honored by the support.
“You don’t get much better than that, the true fans of the book,” he says. “So regardless of whether I’m a part of the film or not, I feel honored to just sort of be thought of. I read the books all last year, and I guess they’re starting filming soon.”
Parrish has his own picks for who should play Katniss opposite him, but they seem to have more to do with age than acting skill.
“If it’s Jennifer [Lawrence], man, sign me up!” the 23-year-old actor says of the 20-year-old reported frontrunner for the part. “I think if it ended up being Hailee Steinfeld or Saoirse [Ronan] or who’s the other one? Abigail Breslin. Then it would be weird. It would be really weird.”
What are your thoughts, “Hunger Games” devotees?