I have the same reaction I did the day Effie Trinket called her name at the reaping. At least, I must go limp, because I find myself at the base of the flagpole, unable to account for the last few seconds. Then I am pushing through the crowd, just as I did before. Trying to shout her name above the roar. I’m almost there, almost to the barricade, when I think she hears me. Because just for a moment, she catches sight of me, her lips form my name.
And that’s when the rest of the parachutes go off.
I fell into this business by accident. It wasn't something I ever aspired to be: an actress. It just happened. It has evolved into an insane passion...a creative outlet. But nothing more. It's my hobby... one of the ways I express myself as an artist. And the day it becomes a job... a career... I will quit.
- Shailene Woodley
For a moment, the cameras hold on Peeta’s downcast eyes as what he says sinks in. Then i can see my face, mouth half open in a mix of surprise and protest magnified on the screen as i realize, me! he means me! i press my lips together and stare at the floor, hoping this will conceal the emotions starting to boil up inside of me.