In another great exclusive interview from EW , Jennifer Lawrence weighs in on the casting of her Hunger Games co-stars Josh Hutcherson as ‘Peeta’ and Liam Hemsworth as ‘Gale’.
Here, Lawrence offers her take on what makes them the right guys to play Katniss’ District 12 homeboys Peeta and Gale.
PEETA (Josh Hutcherson): “Josh is so charming,” she says. “He’s so charming! And when you read in the books about Peeta being able to manipulate anybody — I mean Josh could get, well, I don’t know a metaphor for [this scenario] except for dirty ones. But he’s charming, he’s sweet, he’s down to earth, he’s normal. He embodies all of it and brings it all to Peeta. So when you meet him he’s got all of these great qualities and every single one of them come across in every line he says out loud as Peeta.”
GALE (Liam Hemsworth): “Liam is just a solid brick of muscle and you look at him and you’re like ‘Oh, okay great!’” she says. “But he’s got depth and he’s interesting but at the same times he’s natural and he flows.”
Thanks for the tip EW !!