Prior to Sam Claflin being cast as the District 4 stud Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘, there were quite a few actors rumored to be in the running for the role. One of those actors was Garrett Hedlund, who was at the Toronto International Film Festival, along with Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson, promoting his new film ‘On The Road’.
While there MTV caught up with Garrett, and in an interview the actor confirms that Lionsgate approached him about the role of Finnick in the new movie. Find out why he turned it down in the interview above!
“They did [approach me],” Hedlund admitted to MTV about almost playing Finnick in the upcoming “Hunger Games” sequel. “But I was working on this film at the time. We shot the whole film in 23 days and I was really immersed in it. I couldn’t get around [to reading the 'Hunger Games' novels].”
“Everybody around me is flipping out about the books, and I didn’t really have the time to sit down lately to read any book, not just ‘Hunger Games,’” he explained further. “But I’ve got a couple [projects] on my plate that I’m looking forward to reading now.”