Our friends over at Hypable snagged an early copy of Entertainment Weekly’s “Hunger Games” issue which offers readers a first glimpse at the guys from Hunger Games. The magazine also features a full-length article profiling the “guys of Hunger Games” as well as filming information and more photos from the film’s set!
An excerpt from the article profile fans’ initial skepticism when it came to the casting of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and features author Suzanne Collins’ response to the criticism:
“When Lionsgate announced Hutcherson’s casting, fans weren’t instantly charmed. They cocked an aggressive virtual eyebrow, as fans always seem to do. He wasn’t enough of a dreamboat. He was going to look like a shrimp next to the 5’9” Lawrence. For the love of Mockingjay, he wasn’t even blond! But Suzanne Collins was present for Hutcherson’s audition, when he performed scenes in which Katniss fights to keep a critically wounded Peeta alive in a cave — and Collins is a true believer. “People may get thrown, say, by the color of an actor’s hair, or something physical,” says the author. “But I tell you, if Josh had been bright purple and had six-foot wings and gave that audition, I’d have been like, ‘Cast him! We can work around the wings.’ He was that good.”
Check out the full high-quality scans from the latest EW issue:[cincopa AMMA-rK0s_Ma]
[Thanks to Hypable.com for the scans!]