Kaya Scodelario for Katniss Everdeen
Published June 29, 2010
As most of you may or may not know, there will be a film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. The movie is currently in the early stages of pre-production. It has recently been announced that Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming movie, is aiming to start filming "The Hunger Games" in January. This means that the cast for the movie will be most likely be announced some time in the fall.
Knowing that there will be a movie, many Hunger Games fans have given suggestions on who should play their beloved characters. Many fans have given their input on who they think should play the main female character in the book(s), Katniss Everdeen. And so, many fans have expressed that they would like Kaya Scodelario to play Katniss Everdeen.
Many fans would love Kaya to play Katniss for multiple reasons:
She is an amazing actress. For Hunger Games fans that have seen her on the TV show, "Skins", know that she can handle dramatic, sad, funny, and gritty scenes. Katniss also has to be in dramatic, sad, funny, and gritty scenes in "The Hunger Games". Not many young actresses can do what she does, and do it incredibly well.
She is close to Katniss's age. Katniss is 16-years-old in "The Hunger Games", while Kaya is currently 18. The fans would not want someone in their 20s playing a 16-year-old because an actress that age wouldn't be able to portray the thoughts and actions of a teenager. While Kaya is slightly older than Katniss, she is still close enough to fully portray a teenage character because she is STILL a teenager. It would be better to have a teenager play a teenager.
She has the looks for Katniss Everdeen. Ms. Scodelario currently has black hair, like Katniss, along with having straight hair like the character. Kaya has blue eyes, but in certain pictures, her eyes look very, very gray like Katniss's. Katniss is also described as "slender", which can also describe Ms. Scodelario. Lastly, Katniss usually describes her hair as being in a braid. In the TV show, "Skins", Kaya sometimes had to put her hair in braids.
All in all, this is why Kaya Scodelario should be Katniss Everdeen. It would make many Hunger Games fans happy if she were cast as Katniss, resulting in approval with the people involved with the film. Kaya is also not very well known, so people can be more focused on the film itself, and not a big-name actress. Ms. Scodelario has the acting chops, the looks, and many supporters. So why not cast her as Katniss? We the fans of The Hunger Games, ask YOU, Lionsgate Entertainment, to consider Kaya Scodelario for the role of Katniss Everdeen!
Anyone who agrees, please sign the petition!