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I'm coming off of spring break this week, so this is the first chance I've had to write since the big announcement of Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth playing Peeta and Gale, respectively. All I can say is, "Oh Yeah!"
Seriously, I am excited for Josh. His personality is perfect for Peeta. Sure, he's got dark hair. Hair can be altered. Personality is not so easy. He will act like Peeta with ease because he IS Peeta. And I am so glad that they went with actors based on TALENT rather than looks. That is much, much more important. I do not know much about Liam, but if Suzanne Collins agreed with the choice, I'm all for him, too.
So to all those fans out there who are disappointed, think about this: The AUTHOR of the novel--the person who conceived the entire Hunger Games trilogy and knows it better than anyone else--supports these actors for the roles. Don't you think she would know better than anyone else who is right for those parts!? I do. So bring on the other choices! Let's see Charlie Sheen for Haymitch! :)