I wasn’t in the right shape for Finnick for the audition. I had stubble and there was a picture of me at a premiere and everyone was like: who is this guy? He doesn’t even have blue eyes, let alone copper-coloured hair, a tan or a six pack.
The way that they have latched on to Katniss Everdeen [and] the whole Hunger Games. Who doesn’t want to be that woman? There is no self there. It isn’t self-centered. It isn’t about her being pretty or using her sexuality. It is all about her using her strength. She sacrifices herself for love. It is amazing that 13-year-old girls are looking at that and saying, “She is my hero.”