Benjamin Stone on playing Finnick Odair in Catching Fire

| August 14, 2011 | 76 Comments More

Benjamin Stone - Finnick

The “who should play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire” debate continues.  There are a LOT of Hunger Games fans that think Benjamin Stone would be great in the role.   He was asked about that in a recent interview. He doesn’t say a lot, mostly as he hasn’t read the books, but you may as well check it out.

For those that need a bit of an update on who Benjamin is, he was born in Surrey in the UK and is best known for  playing Blank in the ABC Family TV series “10 Things I Hate About You”.


 

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  1. elliott says:

    this is exactly how i imagined finnick!

  2. Amber says:

    YES! Benjamin Stone should definitely be Finnick :)

    • Elyssa says:

      i dont think he should play him because i pictured Finnick beig bigger and just drop dead gorgeous so yeah

  3. Autumn says:

    Eh. Im not convinced. And he hasn’t read the books! If he is going to play Finnick he should really read the books.

    • Elyssa says:

      your right and i think people should pick someone else because Finnick is supposed to be like super fineeeee so peple should pick someone else

  4. Delly says:

    Do we know who is playing Mags? I really want the woman who plays McGonagall in Harry Potter to be her. I think shes perfect for it!

    • MyHungerGames says:

      We don’t know who’s playing any of the roles in Catching Fire yet …and probably won’t for ages, but Maggie Smith (the woman who played McGonagall) is a brilliant actress.

  5. Artemis, Girl on Fire says:

    I think he would be good for Finnick.

  6. Autumn says:

    @ Delly
    Oooh! She would be a great Mags!

  7. Emma says:

    I think Finnick should be an older person : /

    • marcy says:

      YES I AGREE. wasnt he closer to Haymitche’s age!?!

      • Amanda Z. says:

        According to the book, Finnick was 14 when he played in the 65th hunger games and won. So for the 75th hunger games that would make him about 24. What does it matter anyhow, what age they are for real? Jennifer is playing an awesome 16yr old and she is like 22 or something. And Josh is playing 16yrs old too and hes 19; although Josh has that young look to him as it is, so it wouldnt matter. Just the same though, this is going to be a great movie regardless. Loved the books and the movie!!!

  8. Linda says:

    Alex Pettyfer is great for Finnick…. young enough and good looking enough and Mags was more like a mother figure to him as I read it.,.. so maggie Smith would work well together… just hope they don’t have to carry her for a long time….

  9. PEETA! says:

    nooooooooooooo colton hayes for finnick

  10. Autumn says:

    Have they looked iinto who should play annie? I think Alex Bedel would be a good choice. But she might be too young. What do you think?

  11. Autumn says:

    Sorry Alex Bledel.

  12. Bunnie says:

    Yes! perfect expect he really needs to read the books!

  13. kristy says:

    Ben Stone would make an awesome Finnick. I hope casting gives him a chance. He rocks on the Nine Lives of Chloe King. Check him out. It’s on ABC Family at 9pm on Tuesdays. He plays the arrogant boy well.

  14. peetalove says:

    Good i love him. he is supposed to be i dont know how to say this but u know HOT and he is and he has that manly sorta structer. love it!!

  15. Petro says:

    i don’t really care for him that much but i guess they could make it work and harry potter is from surrey too:)

  16. Michaela says:

    Yes! The perfect Finnick! Go Benjamin Stone!

  17. Saskia says:

    He would be a good Finnick! :)

  18. ArenaRunner says:

    I can see this! He could be a Finnick!

  19. Syd says:

    YES YES YES YES YES YES! THANK YOU GOD!
    I jumped out of my seat and yelled yes for ten minutes, my throat hurts.

  20. Cynthiaxx says:

    I don’t think that he’s hot enough to be Finnick, sorry, guys.

  21. Hayley says:

    @PEETA!
    I totally agree!!! COLTEN HAYNES FOR FINNICK!!

  22. Hayley says:

    **hayes

  23. alex says:

    HEY!!!

    ALEX PETTYFER SHOULD BE FINNICK!!!! >.<

  24. Thresh says:

    NO way! Dustin Clare would be way better.

  25. Katniss says:

    I really like his look! But i still think Alex Pettyfer is perfect for Finnick. enough said.

  26. Katniss says:

    Oh i just remembered Colton Haynes whoah omg! ahh him or Alex! now enough said!

  27. Katniss says:

    *hayes wait is it hayes or haynes…?

  28. Claire says:

    Okay, Ben IS very handsome, but not really how I imagined finnick. Who do i think should be Finnick? Oh, I don’t kno-
    ALEX PETTYFER. IF HE WAS NOT FINNICK, I SWEAR I WOULD DIE. Like I told my friend, he’s got all the finnick qualities! The muscular build, the dashing charm, the hotness. Just dye his hair red, put him in a fishnet and give him a trident, he’s good to go!

  29. Lauren says:

    Not that he isn’t attractive (he is totally my type), but not what I had in mind. He is to “lean” to fit the part If anything I picture a Bradley Cooper type….he needs to have a little more muscle to survive such a strenuous situation. He is to much of a “pretty boy”…

  30. FinnickFan says:

    COLTON HAYNES TOTALLY FOR FINNICK!!!

  31. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk says:

    NO!, finnick should be a bit older, around 35, should be very muscley aswell, he would probably be great in 5-10 years but right now he’s too much of a pretty boy, finnick should look older and more stressed after what hes been through.

    • Angela says:

      I’m sure they can make him look stressed… and isn’t finnick supposed to be 24? Somehow getting an actor who’s more than a decade older than him doesn’t seem right…

  32. THGirl says:

    No that’s not exactly what I think of…..Well that’s kinda the point,he is a pretty boy. And he wins the hunger games at age 14 [ten years before the catching fire.] math = 24,25 in the books. But seriously he has to be X times infinity cuter then liam and josh . [Gale and Peeta] P.S. Pettyfer wouldn’t be very good ,I just don’t see him developing that type of character,needed. They’ll probably go for someone lesser known.

  33. Courtney says:

    When I was reading catching fire I pictured finnick as Benjamin Stone. It would be amazing if he played finnick!!

  34. meadow blackmoore says:

    benjamin stone is exactly who i imagined in the book! i hope they keep his english accent if he plays finnick (makes him more charming ;) ahahhaa ! :D

  35. jordynn says:

    He would be a perfect Finnick! He has the cocky and charming role down! I mean, look at him on the nine lives of chloe king!

  36. odairflair says:

    I say they should get Ryan Gosling.

  37. Brittney says:

    I do not think he should play finnick. It should be zac efron. Hes the playboy tipe. Perfect for the role

  38. aj says:

    hmmm i pictured kellan lutz more…

  39. someone obssessed w/Hunger Games says:

    Well, IDK… but I’d HATE it if Zac Efron played finnick… also, he HAS to be HOT cause he’s suppose to be all seductive and all…

  40. Ehhhhhh He Is Cute Enough But Is He Worth Being In Catching Fire ????????????

  41. katie says:

    NO HE SHOULD NOT PLAY FINNIC, ZACK EFRON SHOULD!!!!

  42. Echo says:

    Omg that is just how I pictured it plus finnic is pretty much in the whole movie

  43. fart mellark says:

    I don’t think this ben dude should be Finnick…i think it should be a lesser known guy!!!! But DEFENITLY NOT ZACK EFRON!!!:( I just hope he is HOT!!!

  44. Glimmer says:

    Umm…NOOO!!! I think he should have black hair!

  45. nananana says:

    Alex Pettyfer as blonde, the way he was for the Beauty and the Beast adaptation with Vanessa Hudgens was exactly what I imagined FInnick to be..

    He has the sea green eyes, athletic body and can pull off the fit Greek god/sweet boy look!

  46. Mallory says:

    HE”S PERFECTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG HE SHOULD TOTLY GET THE JOB!!!!!!!

  47. Kira says:

    Not a chance in hell! We want Alex!!!

  48. Kayla says:

    MATT BARR. Was watching the Hatfields & MCcoys on the history channel and when I saw him, he was exactly what I imagined Finnick Odair to look like when I was reading the book. Please do not cast Daniel Newman or Benjamin Stone as finnick……not the right look. Finnick should be unbelievably good looking, strong, tall and well. Look up Matt Barr. Nooooo! Benjamin Stone, while he is a handsome fellow…well, he is no Finnick Odair. (Sorry, No offense)

  49. Ela Ruiz says:

    I think Benjamin Stone would be a perfact Finnick Odair because well he’s HOT and what more do you need

  50. Denise says:

    Chace Crawford is perfect for Finnick. Not only can he be cocky, but he also has the pretty boy look(though I would say he is very HANDSOME). HE IS MUSCULAR AND HAS THE ATHLETIC BODY. THAT IS SOME SWEET EYE CANDY THERE, THAT WOULD DEFINITELY BRING THE GIRLS TO THE MOVIE. AS FOR ALEX PETTYFER NO ONE WANTS THE DRAMA THAT HE WILL BRING TO THE SET. HE IS A DIVA THAT DOESN’T LIKE TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW THE RULES. HE CAUSED A LOT OF DRAMA ON THE SET OF MAGIC MIKE…NOT GOOD. CHACE CRAWFORD IS JUST PERFECT!!!!! GO CHACE!!!!!

  51. Mackenzie says:

    How about the guy who played Jesse St. James (Jonathon Groff)? I mean, there would be a couple of changes, but I think the face is right.

  52. Demetruis says:

    People Alex turned down the job cause he has another movie to play. So Alex is a no. And besides Benjamin Stone ftw I LOVE YOU BEN!

  53. Erica says:

    Ben stone is perfect just saying it to all u haters.

  54. Chapter Jane Manard says:

    Well to be onist I think that he does look good looking and is beautiful! also hes a good actor so I think Its a good thing he should play. And if hes dosent it should be Zack Efron, If not I do not care who then because like i really want it too be a great movie with great actors who CAN emphasis on the ‘Can’ act or else they do not belong there!!

  55. Demetruis says:

    I love him!!!!! ^-^

  56. Demetruis says:

    Team Alek I still remember when it aired.

  57. blah says:

    i think benjamin stone or jhonathan groff because the are both uber HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    I LOVE BENJAMIN STONE

  58. Erin says:

    I think Benjamin Stone would be great as Finnick because the hunger games movies are already so good and he would make it better because he’s so HOT!!

  59. Lil Mary H Shauers says:

    Benjamin is my EXACT picture of Finnik even before I knew Benjamin existed! He has the body type, the has the sweet, intelligent look to his face, I can see him divin into the water, saving people and fiddling with his peice of rope like always, PERFECT! I can see it all now, and I would cast him in a blink of an eye! I have seen him act and after reading the books he would act those scenes perfectly with no flaws, it’d be like Finnik jumping out of the book and onto the screen!!! :)

  60. Alexis says:

    Benjamin Stone is soooooo perfect!!!!!! He is totally hot and he can be cocky when its necessary. He is muscular and just totally perfect!!!!!

    Benjamin Stone<3

    • BenjaminStoneLover says:

      When i was reading the book i was like Benjamin Stone is the perfect person to play Finnick. There is no one else in the entire world who could play Finnick any better than Benjamin Stone! When i think of Finnick i immediately think of Benjamin Stone.<3

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