Fandoms collide! Harry Potter actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) says in a new interview that he and his girlfriend are big fans of The Hunger Games books and film.
What’s more: He says he’s interested in playing Finnick in Catching Fire:
The 24-year-old “Harry Potter” star revealed that he’s a big “Hunger Games” fan. “I was there at the Hunger Games premiere,” Tom told me exclusively. “I was very impressed. My girlfriend is an avid reader of the books and told me that I had to go and see this film. It’s awesome. It speaks for itself and the I can’t wait for the next one.”
So, would he want a part in “Catching Fire”? “For sure,” Tom dished. “I’ve been reading into this Finnick character. He’s a pretty awesome character. You never know! Fingers crossed. One day, you never know.”
If you watch the video (below), you’ll see that it was actually Felton who brought up Finnick specifically – not the interviewer. Maybe we’re overthinking his comments, but it almost sounds like he’s asked his agent if it’s possible for him to audition. Who would say “fingers crossed” unless they were hoping to get the role?
Yesterday, Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson said that they’ve not narrowed down a group of potential actors.
Do you think Felton could make a good Finnick?