ohmygoodness! i din't know this threrad was here!!! eeeks!
ok! at first i was so ticked because i imagined kaya scodelario's face when i read the books, and i kinda hoped she'd get the role, but i was worried about the accent.
then, i'd never seen lawrence in anything.
so, i rented WINTER'S BONE. and lawrence is PERFECT! they can dye hair, but they can't make a terrible actress good. but lawrence was great in winter's bone. the grittiness, the toughness, the withdrawn personality, the heart, the passion, the accent, the downtoearth survivalist... i think she's going to do so well!
the same with hutcherson- his role in bridge to terabithia shows he has the chops for a peeta personality. again, hair can always be dyed. he has a wider bone structure- shorter, squatter like i imagined peeta, but even peeta wasn't overfed.
i guess, to me, it's more important that an actor/actress can embody the personality of the character than the physical description of a character. and i never knew katniss was supposed to be biracial? i thought she had dark hair and grey eyes and her sister was a blonde? maybe i missed something there... anyway, the one that will piss me off if they whitewash is rue, she's very clearly dark-skinned in the novel. but... now i'm curious about katniss being biracial... i must have missed something.