Catching Fire Producer Denies Finnick Odair Casting Rumors
The film industry is still buzzing over the role of Finnick Odair, and E! News wanted to get down to it. They contacted Nina Jacobson who was one of the producers of The Hunger Games. She pulled a Robert Pattinson and said none of the rumors are true. She claims that the fans are way ahead of the actual team. She also stressed that fans shouldn’t focus or worry so much about the casting, as we have seen before, the team is very good at finding the right actors. Here is what she had to say about the rumors and on how the team is dealing with the stress put on them by the fans.
(on Finnick casting)That’s the thing that’s crazy — people are like way ahead of where we are, We’ve not narrowed things down by any means. It’s funny to see how things can take on a life of their own….(on if Lionsgate is listening to fans) It means something that people can see [an actor] in that light, so you know [the actor] will be accepted by a lot of people, on the one hand,On the other hand, you have to kind of ignore it. You have to just sort of act like you’re sitting in a room and you want to just pick the person who gives the best audition and looks and feels most like the part.
This is good news for those who are rooting for an underdog or one of the rumored stars. Nina did a good job at explaining that the rumors are not true and I hope that fans will understand that they are not rushing through this. They want to make sure that they pick the best, without any influence. Should they consider what fans want? Yes and no, we know that fan choices can be very selective and that makes it tougher for them. But they need to pick someone that the fans can get behind, so it is a two-way street in my eyes at the very least.
Do you agree with Nina about how the casting directors are doing their own thing? I think that they are dealing well with it. I wouldn’t want them to rush and make a choice that might not be right for Finnick. They did a great job with the first one and I am going to trust them on this one. I see no reason for us to worry about them picking the wrong guy. They know what they want and how to get what they want, so they have to make these choices slowly for the sake of the movie. Give them time and wait for the announcement for when it comes from them directly.
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