“Jesse Williams Bright sea-foam eyes and tan skin, check and check. The dreamy Williams first made young female audiences sit up and pay attention when he stripped naked to play Alexis Bledel’s love interest in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″, andwe they haven’t stopped staring since. And it doesn’t hurt that he can play sexy and smoldering one second, sensitive and thoughtful the next. Williams has been sticking mostly to TV roles since, as a regular on “Grey’s Anatomy” most recently, but the finally released surprise horror hit “Cabin in the Woods” should put him back on the radar of feature film casting directors.”
Now that the circus of deciding who will be directing “The Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” is finally over (in case you haven’t heard: “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross is out, and “Water for Elephants” director Francis Lawrence landed the coveted job), we can move on to more fun speculation about who might play some of the fan-favorite characters that begin showing up in the sequel.
We could begin nowhere else but with Finnick Odair, the 24 year old former Hunger Games victor from District 4 who becomes one of Katniss’s most important allies and closest friends. He’s also incredibly charming and attractive, so that helps too. Finnick won the games when he was 14 through his expert use of a trident. With District 4 being by the sea, Finnick is also a great swimmer, with bronzed skin and tousled copper hair, but don’t be mistaken that he’s just a pretty face. Finnick has a dark past and uncertain future, just like every citizen of Panem, and his value to Katniss as they grow closer is indispensable.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of five young actors who have demonstrated all the strength and charm and swagger and heartbreaking sadness that would make them more than suited to join Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth and step into Finnick’s shoes…
AWESOME suggestions for Finnick in this article, including some fan favourites. Click the link above to read about the contenders and why they’d each make a great Finnick!