Though you are made to dislike Cato throughout the majority of The Hunger Games, in the movie Alexander Ludwig‘s final scene really makes you think!
Celebuzz caught up with Alexander at the Kid’s Choice Awards to ask him about the final fight between him, Katniss and Peeta, what it was like becoming Cato and the films huge box office success!
Though Cato kills many a tribute during his time in the arena, he just can’t seem to pull the proverbial trigger when it comes to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Cato has Peeta in a headlock on top of the Cornucopia, where he points out if Katniss shoots him, Peeta will go with him. Also, since “career” kids are essentially killing machines produced by their districts to win the games, and Cato refers to himself as “dead” already.
“That was the reason I did the movie, really, to experiment with the dark side of humanity. If I could get the audience to sympathize with Cato for one second at the end of that movie, I did what I wanted to do.”