Just a few days ago, our friends at The Hob sent us a little Q&A that they did with the 20-year-old actor. Check out what he had to say:
On his initial appeal: “The violence is real and full of truth, I’ve never read something where the issues a society struggles with literally depend whether kids my age live or die. Things aren’t sugarcoated and the truth is that’s how the real world is. Kids my age and younger deal with danger, death, and being separated from their families all the time. It’s the real world and most of the times kids are victims of greed and power that isn’t their own.”
On liking that Peeta isn’t perfect: “Peeta doesn’t come from a perfect place, but he didn’t grow up in the Seam either. Nothing is perfect no matter who you are. I think there’s a trade-off and even though Peeta didn’t grow up struggling as much as if he lived in the Seam, he didn’t have it easy and his mom, well, you know how she is.”
JJJ Fun Fact: If Lucas does in fact book the role of Peeta, this will be the second movie that he’ll star with Jennifer Lawrence in. They’ll both be seen in the upcoming X-Men: First Class opening this summer.