While we’re still waiting anxiously to see who will be cast in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games trilogy, we just found out what the casting breakdown for Katniss Everdeen requires. And as much as we think Chloe Moretz embodies the badass element and Hailee Steinfeld looks the part of the olive-skinned heroine, they might both be totally wrong for it, according to the breakdown.
The perfect Katniss should be “naturally pretty underneath her tomboyishness,” and “underfed but strong,” according to the casting criteria. Sarcastic hand-clap, Hollywood. Way to turn the story of an impoverished into another reason to turn 14-year-old aspiring actresses on to an eating disorder. While it’s true that Katniss is poor and on the brink of starvation, do we really need to look for teenage actresses who are sinewy and malnourished? The casting director, Debra Zane, also confirms that they’re considering unknowns for the role of Katniss, so if you think you have what it takes to be a spry but starving archery-loving waif, have at it, girls!
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