An upcoming fan favorite for the role of Finnick Odair is ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star, Jesse Williams. Honestly I hadn’t really considered Jesse before this, but I have to admit – those eyes are to die for!
E! Online caught up with Williams to ask him his thoughts on the fan campaign for him to play the beloved District 4 hunk.
While a million names have been tossed out to play the tortured heartthrob (Armie Hammer! Taylor Kitsch!), one fan favorite is Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams.
So what does the sparkling-eyed TV star think of the big-screen gig?!
“I have heard that! I’ve seen a lot of that on Twitter,” Jesse told us when we asked him if he’d caught wind of the fan campaign. “I didn’t know what the heck a Finnick was when I was getting a lot of the questions about it.”
Didn’t know what a Finnick was?! Where the heck has he been?!
It’s only the most anticipated casting since, well, Peeta, probably! And while we were previously rooting for Friday Night Light‘s Kitsch to earn his box-office redemption—after John Carter bombed…hard—we think Jesse is more than hot enough to step into Finnick’s Tribute shoes.
Plus, he charmed our pants off in Cabin in the Woods, so we think he has the chops to pull it off.
“I’ve since been educated, and that’s fun. People are really, really excited about it,” Williams explained about his casting potential. “There’s a website that’s dedicated to it—Jesse for Finnick. It’s kind of taking on a mind of its own. People are creative about that kind of stuff, and now I’ll try to figure out if that’s something that’s interesting to me.”
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