JJJ's Pick for Peeta Mellark: Freddie Stroma!

JJJ's Pick for Peeta Mellark: Freddie Stroma!

We know the fan favorite for The Hunger Games‘ Peeta Mellark is Alex Pettyfer, but after meeting and chatting with Freddie Stroma, we think he’d be perfect for the role.

In the books by Suzanne Collins, Peeta is described as a stocky, 16-year-old tribute with ash blonde hair falling in waves over forehead with blue eyes.

Freddie, 24, told us on the A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song set last week, “I’ve read them and I would love to audition for it, but I think I may be a bit too old. If they offered it to me, I’d take it in a heartbeat. But, it all depends on who they get for Katniss too (points to Lucy Hale).”

Lucy added, “Yea, that’s some wishful thinking. But he’d be perfect for Peeta.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK — Did JJJ pick out a good Peeta, or no?

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  • esmee

    nooo he’s all wrong, way too old. the boy from Flipped, Callan McAuliffe, is perfect for the role of Peeta!!

  • Raquel

    Didn’t like him :/

  • alice

    Too old, period. I agree w/ Esmee, Callan so you can have Hailee as Katniss

  • http://twitter.com/officalvstyle Abby

    What is with everyone and wanting to cast 20 something year olds for all the roles in this movie? Find someone who ATLEAST LOOKS like a 16 year old. This guy doesn’t look like a teenager in anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/officalvstyle Abby

    I agree that Callan McAuliffe would be good for the role. Atleast he is and looks 16.

  • http://twitter.com/tibbishae danielle

    ALEX PETTYFER IS NOT A GOOD PEETA, HE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE HIM! OMG YOU CANT SAY HE LOOKS HIM JUST BECAUSE HE IS BLONDE! PEETA IS SUPPOSED TO BE CHUBBY AND NOT VERY HOT, WHY ALEX IS TOTALLY HOT AND VERY SKINNY! ALEX IS JACE WAYLAND. THATS THE IDEAL ROLE FOR HIM. NOT PEETA FOR GOODNESS SAKE. JUST TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT HIM.

  • jm

    Alex Pettyfer is the fan favorite??….which fans?. I’m incredulous because from what I’ve read NO ONE wants him to play Peeta because he’s arrogant, bland and oh yeah, a lousy actor. Please God no to Prettyboyfer. A world of NO!.

  • Vivi

    Don’t know about Peeta. But I think Freddie’d be great for Jace if Alex doesn’t take it.

  • Cheska

    HUNTER PARRISH should be PEETA!

  • aya

    My dream cast would be Chelsea Kane for Katniss, Chord Overstreet for Peeta and Steven R McQueen for Gale!

  • http://www.twitter.com/becksibee Becky

    @danielle: I do Agree with you here. I think he would be a great Gale but NOT Peeta.

    @aya:
    I agree with your Peeta One. He is perfect.

    Here is a better picture guys! http://bit.ly/gbWdSe

  • Courtney

    Hunter Parrish for Peeta!

  • Ale

    Callan McAuliffe or alex petyffer nto offense bur shi guys is too old!!!!

  • Dannie

    LOGAN LERMAN FOR PEETA.
    They need to find the perfect peeta.

  • Ruth

    EW NO!
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.
    CALLAN MCAULIFFE ALL THE WAY.

  • tabitoo

    Alex Pettyfer is who I invision as Petta. Then Taylor Kitsch for Gale. Last but in no way least is Kaya Scodelario as Katniss. These are who should be cast for “The Hunger Games”. Google them and see what you think.

  • tabitoo

    Alex Pettyfer (Peeta), Kaya Scodelario (Katniss), Taylor Kitsch (Gale). These IMO should be the three main actors in “The Hunger Games”.

  • tabitoo

    Even though Alex Pettyfer is who I invisioned while reading the book. He and Freddie Stroma have a badboy edge. Petta does not so in softening my view on Petta I believe that Jeremy Sumpter would be great for Petta. He has a more sweet and softer side than these other choices. Just Google “Jeremy Sumpter” and see what you think.

  • SAM

    ALEX IS JACE WAYLAND. THATS ALL I DON’T THINK HE LOOK LIKE PEETA..I MEAN LOGAN LERMAN SOUNDS GOOD HE HAVE´S JUST 19 YEARS OLD…AND ALEX IS SO HOT HE’S JACE BUT ANYWAY I LOVE THE WAY HE ACT…AND PS HE’S NOT ARROGANT IN THE REAL LIFE

  • Saskia

    No sorry, I don’t like him :(
    My perfect PEETA would be JEREMY SUMPTER !!! =)))
    … and Alexandra Daddario for Katniss!

  • lala

    NOOO

    HES WAY TOO OLD!!

    THERE BOTH TOO OLD!!!!!!

  • kay

    24 is NOT that old, people. he looks young enough to be peeta (younger than alex pettyfer, anyway). personally i don’t like any of the casting ideas they’ve got going right now.

  • kay

    p.s. @ danielle, peeta is NOT supposed to be chubby, either. he was chubby when they were like 6 years old, but he’s supposed to be attractive now. it sucks for you that you’ve been picturing him wrong.

  • s

    Callan McAuliffe as Peeta ! and Hailee Steinfeld as Katniss !
    So then wont be Hailee is kissing some old dudes well maybe for Gale but w/e :DD
    Callan’s 16 years old ! ((: And obviously you guys know how old Hailee is .

  • Sofia

    No Pettyfer please..!!!!! Since when did he become fan’s fav for playing Peeta? He’s way too arrogant, face to angular, too thin, too edgy, too cocky. No, he is not Peeta. But, maybe he can play Finnick in the second and third book.

  • chacha

    Logan for Peeta, Kaya/Emily Browning for Katniss, and for Gale…Asher Book!

  • Jane

    HUNTER PARRISH FOR PEETA
    he is absolutely perfect for the role!
    HUNTER HUNTER HUNTER <333

  • Jane
  • Lucy

    HUNTER PARRISH NEEDS TO BE PEETA
    and Alex Pettyfer needs to play Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments

  • Lea

    Chord Overstreet is PEETA

  • Lea

    chord overstreet for peeta

  • Dee

    Alex Pettyfer IS Jace. I never saw him as Peeta.