Saturday, January 9, 2010

Free Friday

First off, yes, I realize that today is Saturday...I had a busy, busy day in London, England yesterday and did not get the chance to come online. I was gone from around 9:40 a.m., until 11:00 p.m. looking at things like Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. I was dead tired when I got back to my room.

Anyway, on Fridays I will blog about anything from a movie I want to see on the weekend, a recipe that I have tried (that may or may not have turned out well), or random thoughts on books that I have read. Today, I would like to combine the two. I found myself at one point trying to determine who I would cast in a movie version of The Hunger Games (this doesn't seem too far-fetched. There is bound to be a movie made from the book soon). I would like to share my thoughts with you on who I think would do well in the major roles:

Katniss Everdeen: AnnaSophia Robb (she would have to have dark hair of course- she is the girl from Bridge to Terabethia and Race to Witch Mountain)

Peeta: Jake Abel (Check him out on

Gale: Rafi Gavron (see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist or Inkheart)

Primrose Everdeen: Elle Fanning

Mrs. Everdeen: Julianna Margulies

Haymitch: Steve Buscemi

Effie Trinket: Susan Sarandon

If you have read the books, or have any idea of the characters at all, who do you think will be a good person to fill any of these major roles? OR is there a book that you have read and you automatically thought about who would play the major character (or characters) in the film? You have? Then tell me about it!


  1. I have no clue who Jake Abel is,and I'm too lazy to search for him on IMDB, but I'm sure you're absolutely right. :) I love envisioning actors while I'm reading, too--especially for books that's a little too difficult for me to read. I'll just throw Leo in one of the roles, and I'm good to go. :)

  2. LOL- Jake Abel is the kid who played Sam and Dean's supposed lil' brother on the Jump the Shark episode of Supernatural- the one who we did not like :) But, the way Peeta is described in the book reminds me a lot of him!!!