Catching Fire Character Profiles: Beetee & Wiress

| April 30, 2012 | 30 Comments More

Beetee and Wiress Fan Art by hladzo @deviantart

Beetee and Wiress, or Nuts and Volts as they are lovingly referred to, are both past victors from District 3, and both are reaped to go back into the 75th Annual Hunger Games, otherwise known as the Third Quarter Quell. District 3’s industry is Technology, therefore both Beetee and Wiress are very intelligent – which is their greatest asset.

“Thinking like your prey…that’s where you find their vulnerabilities.” -Beetee


Beetee Fan Art by ~Atropos93

Personality: Beetee is an expert in electronics. He won his first Hunger Games wiring a booby trap that electrocuted his competition. Thus earning him the nickname of ‘Volts‘ by the other victors. He was reaped to go back in to the 75th Annual Hunger Games with Katniss and Peeta. Beetee, who is still a genius with electronics, was kept alive by Johanna Mason. And though he is not particularly strong, he is respected inside and outside of the games for his mind.

Appearance: Beetee is described as having ill-fitting glasses, along with ashen skin and black hair. According to the book, he should be in his 50’s or 60’s. When he is speaking on matters other than technology, Beetee is described as nervous and twitchy.

“Tick, tock, tick, tock.” -Wiress


wiress fan art hunger games by firemutt on tumblr

Personality: Many of the victors see Wiress as a disturbed, crazy woman. So much so she earned the nickname of ‘Nuts‘. Wiress is shy, and seldom finishes a sentence – often needing Beetee to help her communicate. However, Wiress was described by her district partner Beetee as being very perceptive. In the Third Quarter Quell, her intuition helped save her and her allies multiple times. First by showing Katniss the secret of the force shield surrounding the arena, and then the nature of the arena itself.

Appearance: Wiress is in her early 30’s at the time of the Third Quarter Quell. She, like Beetee, is described as having black hair and ashen skin.

Check out our collection of Fan Art for Beetee and Wiress. Also check out our character profiles for MagsFinnick Odair, Annie Cresta and Johanna Mason.

Now tell us, who do you think should play Beetee and Wiress in ‘Catching Fire’?

Take our Casting Poll for Beetee and our Casting Poll for Wiress and tell us who you think should play the District 3 pair in ‘Catching Fire’!

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  1. Megan Bush says:

    When I pictured Beetee I pictured Paul Giamatti. For Wiress I pictured Lili Taylor.

  2. Camille says:

    I think it’s funny that people keep drawing them as African Americans….
    Ashen skin means very light, pale skin. Not dark skin. :)

  3. Cara says:

    When I pictured Beeta and Wiress I imagined some tubby old people

  4. Deana says:

    I always thought that they were married….

  5. Luke says:

    i wanted nicholas cage for beetee an lauren graham for wiress

  6. Iris Crane says:

    I always pictured Steven Merchant as Beetee and Helena Bonham Carter as Wiress….not sure why but I did.

    • Melody Lovett says:

      Helena bonham Carter for wiress because she is the age i think wiress should be 48 and she has the pale skin and wild black hair just like wiress and hellena is a little crazy

  7. Vee says:

    Joan Cusack. Holly Hunter. Laura Dern. All seem wired up to me, besides Lili Taylor, also…

    He’s too old maybe – but Dean Stockwell as Beetee. Creepy, yet helpful enough.

  8. Hunger Games, the movie sucked compared to the book says:

    I always pictured Beetee as Chinese-american

  9. Wiress says:

    I just have to go for:

    Helena Bonham-Carter as Wiress
    Micheal Emerson as Beetee

    I can, like, so see Helena Bonham-Carter sitting on a beach murmuring ‘tick-tock’ to herself. (x
    And Micheal Emerson just looks like this smart type of guy. He just has it in for the part.

  10. Heathr11 says:

    For Wiress I DEFINITELY agree with Helena Bonham Carter

    For Beetee, I was acctually thinking Johnny Depp!! I mean, he can play that quirky, jittery, anxious character if you just get his skin paler and add some glasses!! Perfect! Anyone else agree??

  11. Valentina says:

    I actually pictured a younger Beetee, in his early 40’s.

  12. Heathr11 says:

    I guess it all depends on what the makers of the film decide…

  13. biress says:

    isay helena bonham carter as wiress and gary oldman as beetee

  14. charisma says:

    nonn of the fan art above looks anything like what i imagened for eaither of them!

  15. Jackie says:

    Tony Shalhoub!! He’s a great actor AND fits the description!

  16. Raven says:

    I think Helena Bonham Carter should be Wiress and maybe Robert Downey Jr. could be Beetee.

  17. Megan R. Mellark says:

    When I was reading the book I pictured a guy in his 20s who is cute and smart. I think the guy who played Seth in beauty and the briefcase should also play beetee! :)

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t know why people keep saying they wished they were black or Chinese-American…. The characters in the movie did a great job with acting the part and it plainly says ashen skin not black. Ashen means very pale not black… I thought the characters were amazing and that both fit for what their part was.

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