Troian Bellisario: Katniss Is Such An Incredible Character

Troian Bellisario: Katniss Is Such An Incredible Character

Add in another name to the mix…Troian Bellisario!

While chatting with EOnline about Spencer’s future on Pretty Little Liars, the 25-year-old actress dished about wanting to read for the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

Troian shared, “I would love even to just read for Katniss because I really loved ‘The Hunger Games’ books. Katniss is such an incredible character. She is in such a creatively beautiful world and such dire circumstances, but she’s also such a strong girl that’s becoming a woman and I would love to play that.

She added, “I haven’t been read for it yet but I know that we’ve been talking to the people about at least getting me in the room. And the fans have been really supportive in my lust for that role and I just hope that they keep voicing their opinions.”

JJJ has a few other names to add to the mix too — stay tuned for those! Should we have a casting poll?

DO YOU THINK Troian could pull of Katniss?

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  • http://deleted Troy

    I hate saying this because I know it sounds ageist but I really think the cut-off age for actresses ttrying out for Katniss should be 20 at the most. I feel the same way about the casting of Gale and Peeta as well. If you cast a bunch of twenty somethings you are going to lese some of the impact of the story. It might ffly for the first film but if they do the whole trilogy which I imagine s the plan a nine year age-gap between the actress and the character will be norticable when it comes time for the cameras to start rolling for “Mockingjay.”

    Now to be fair to Troian Bellisario, I don’t watch “Pretty Little Liars” so I don’t know what kind of acting chops she has. And just looking at her picture I could see her matching up Katniss physically. So I would say sure let her read for it, and ordinarily the age issue wouldn’t matter to me. But “The Hunger Games” is IMO a special case and they really should stay as close to Katniss’s age as possible. But of course that is just my very humble opinion.

  • Flor

    If 25 years old will play Katniss then we can put Meryl Streep a wig and she can win another Oscar for her sure-to-be best performance ever. The thing with THG is that they’re KIDS not women!!!!


    Honestly, I love her, and looking at her Pretty Little Liars picture I could def see Katniss in her, so what she’s 25, she sure doesn’t look it, and she plays a 17 year old on Pretty Little Liars. Honestly she would be amazing in the movie, rather than Hailee or Chloe.

  • NOel

    She’s great but she’s too old honestly. What do you think of Cana for Katniss?

  • NOel

    She’s great but she’s too old. What do you think of Cana for Katniss?

  • ELLE

    I think she’s slightly too old for the role. However I do hope she receives and opportunity to audition and be considered.

  • cobbsdream

    Troian’s a great actress–superb on PLL–but if a 20+ gets it, it’ll probably by Jennifer Lawrence. Having said that, she’d be a fool not to at least try.

  • chelle

    um…not really. love her in pll, though.

  • Chelle

    um… not really. love her on pll, though.

  • Olga

    Only Lyndsy Fonseca.

  • lala

    she wayyyy too hold and doesnt look the part

    sorry! love u tho!

  • Luvpercyjackson

    she could soo play katniss
    she has the exact firmness to her face that i imagined on Katniss
    No one could be a better katniss then Troian

  • Chanon

    LOL Trojan is too old. :P

  • Dannie


  • nat12

    as much as i love troian, i do agree with the first comment that they should hire younger actors/actresses to play these characters.

  • Natalie

    Lauren Whiteley 4 the role of Katniss.
    She’s like 16 or something. the right age for the role.
    Right look to.

  • Jessica

    Troian Bellisario honestly fits the part perfectly. She looks the part(including the way they describe her in the book) and many actresses have played younger parts. All apart of the hollywood magic.

  • NOel

    Cana for Katniss!! newer video

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