Peeta Mellark Will Make a ‘Fan-Boy’ out of You

| April 10, 2012 | 19 Comments More

Peeta Camoflage Hunger Games

In this awesome article from Screen Junkies, writer Penn Collins professes his love for The Hunger Games male tribute Peeta Mellark. Specifically Josh Hutcherson‘s ability to bring the male lead to life on the big screen. He confesses that his love for Peeta (or is it Josh Hutcherson?) “know no bounds.” Take a look, it’ll make you smile!

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta in The Hunger Games I’m normally not one for male teen heartthrobs (normally), but time makes fools of us all. I think I love Peeta, and I’m wrestling with what “love” means more than I have at any other time in my life. It’s not an enviable position, but it’s where I find myself.

I can’t say that I romantically love Peeta Mellark ¬ that would be ridiculous. But I do want to dedicate the rest of my life to ensuring that he never feels any pain and is sheltered from all evil in the world. I don’t know why this is the case. I read the book and appreciated Peeta as the baker’s son who risked physical injury to give Katniss some burnt bread. He seemed like a nice guy, but he didn’t even manage to be my frontrunner in the Peeta-Katniss-Gale love triangle. He was just a dude in the story until Josh Hutcherson was able to dig his finely-manicured claws into the character.

I had never understood the infatuation with non-threatening, good looking male leads until now. And let me tell you, I get it. That damn boy cast a spell on me, and now there’s nothing I can do but post photos of him on Pinterest and doodle “Mr. Penn Hutcherson” on scrap paper until either he loses his looks (not likely) or I manage to get over him (also not likely). My Hunger Games - Mellark Bakery

They say if you love something, set it free. I love Peeta Mellark (or is it Josh Hutcherson?) so much that I want him to be with Katniss. My affection for Hutcherson’s selfless tribute knows no bounds. I can’t force this boy, this…man to act in anything but his best interest. While I’m confident that Peeta and I would make a great life for each other, perhaps in an artists’ colony in Santa Fe, I just don’t think I can offer him what Katniss can. Sure, Peeta and I could adopt, but I feel he deserves his own biological children.

It merits mentioning that I’m a bit of a foodie, Peeta’s background as a baker, throwing around 100-lb. bags of flour all day long, really speaks to me. Hutcherson has breathed life into a character I felt tepidly about in the original book. But one look at him in the film, and I melted. Now, all I can think about is hopping in our Subaru and heading over to a bakery on a Sunday morning. We’d sit with our coffees and read the New York Times (him on his iPad, me with the paper version) while listening to The Fray’s “How To Save A Life.”

I don’t like Twilight, I don’t like Zac Efron, but I would put myself in harm’s way for Peeta Mellark. I found myself jealous that I didn’t get a chance to eat the berries with him, spending the rest of my moments losing myself in his Hutcherson-tastic eyes and carefully mused hair.

You can read the rest of the article at Screen Junkies, and I highly recommend that you do!

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  1. Katie says:

    That is hilarious! I love it lol 😀

  2. Fany says:

    This is funny and kinf of creepy lol

  3. Peeta's wife says:

    hahaha this is so funny i thought i was overly obsessed with peeta

  4. Soufiane Hajali says:

    yea im a dude (team peeta) and i would just like to say by the way he describes his “love” for Peeta makes me think hes romanitcally attracted towards him. lol i hope his wish comes true. good luck bro 😉

  5. Jake says:

    It’s called a bromance, and I’m kind of going through it with Peeta too… Lol 😛

  6. Rorymellark says:

    I’m sorry, but this is hopelessly creepy. Sorry, but I started getting really scared when he said “Mr. Penn Hutcherson”. I mean, peeta is awesome and I love his character devoelopment and relationship with Katniss and his backstory and everything, but I wouldn’t say that I love him, like this guy does. It seems extravagantly obsessive, and I am a little concerned. I will admit that I look up to peeta/Hutcherson and strive to be like him (well, more than I already am), but this seems extreme.

    Uhhh, I guess, have fun with your peeta-filled fantasies?

  7. HungerGamesLover says:

    kinda sounds like my obsession with him but mines not as creppy cuz im a 14 year old girl!

  8. SPM says:

    LOL…welcome to the magic of the Hutch.

  9. PeetaLover! says:

    i really love peeta and im also obsessed with him, i mean who doesn’t want a peeta! 😛 and im kind of jelous of how he is talking about him, besides the fack that he is a “dude” .. i dont know its just kind of creppy and weird but i can undestand the spell that peeta/josh cause in a alot of girls and apparently in boys too ! (:

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  11. Katniss Mellark says:

    Uhhhhhhh this is a man?? And Btw dud BACK OFF Jhutch is MINE!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Christi says:

    peeta+katniss= <3 (psych) luv u peeta/josh!

  13. jillian says:

    Peeta and Katniss combined is penis dont hate its true isint it and peeta is CUTE and the hunger games is my favorite movie of all time cant wait 4 movie 2 and 3 hope i can see em 😉

  14. Jay says:

    Srry y’all but it is I who will take Peetas hand in marriage!

  15. bientjes says:

    Really? I “loved” the Peeta character while reading the books but I was very disappointed with what they made of him in the movie.

  16. sakumchie says:

    I have a tendency of falling in love with fictional characters

  17. Sarah says:

    Sigh. I first watched the movie a month ago, & now I have seen it 3 times. Halfway done reading series for 2nd time. Still can’t stop thinking about Peeta/Hutcherson! And I am 34! Is that creepy?!! I really hope this obsession passes as it is getting kind of pathetic. 😀

  18. Harriet says:

    That was kind of disturbing…

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