HOLY PLUTARCH HEAVENSBEE, BUTTS: The word on the streets is that Sam Claflin, my very own real-life boyfriend (JUST GO WITH ME ON THIS), has been cast in Catching Fire's most coveted role: everybody's favorite stone-cold fox, Finnick Odair. IF THIS IS TRUE, MY SWEATY HEART WILL EXPLODE.
As you may or may not recall, I've had the opportunity to speak with Sam not once but TWICE, and he is an absolute DREAM: charming, humble, charismatic, and violently attractive. I have to admit that I never even considered him for the role (and I have spent a lot of time pondering who should play Finnick), but the more that I think about it, the more convinced I become that he would be a perfect fit. I like that he's an up-and-comer on the Hollywood scene (and not as instantly recognizable as someone like Ian Somerhalder), and he's obviously got the requisite swoon-worthy looks; plus, he showed amazing range as Prince William in Snow White and the Huntsman—he was heroic, heartbroken, and, in one of the best scenes of the film, goosebump-inducingly evil.
If the rumors prove true, Sam will join a star-studded cast that includes girl-love-of-my-life Jennifer Lawrence, heartthrobs Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, and, the most recent addition, Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Melissa Leo, Tony Shaloub, and Jenna Malone are also reportedly up for big roles in the film. Now we just have to wait patiently for Catching Fire to hit theaters on November 22, 2013. Yep. That's only, like, 500 days from now. No problem.
I'M NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT UNTIL NOVEMBER, BUTTS. TIME MACHINE, NOW.
Do you think Sam is a good fit for Finnick?
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