The Hunger Games’ Dayo Okeniyi featured in Girlfriend Magazine

| April 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Dayo Okeniyi plays Thresh in The Hunger Games movie

Dayo Okeniyi, who plays  Thresh in The Hunger Games movie has been featured in the latest edition of Girlfriend Magazine.

Dayo shared a scan with his friends on Facebook.  (you can click on the image above if you want to see it in its full size)

What did it feel like to score the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games?

Honestly,  I was shocked.  I felt completely numb. The day I got the call (tell me I got the part), I was meant to do a screen test. They’d seen a clip of me, but they wanted me to audition.  I was getting ready to go when my agent called me and said the test had been cancelled.  I swear my heart stopped.  I was like, “Why?”, then they told me it’d been cancelled because I got the part! I still can’t explain how I got so lucky.

Were you nervous about being part of such an anticipated film?

I was, but I tried to block out the nerves by preparing for the role.  I read and re-read the books, and did a lot of training to get into shape.

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