"Esteemed victor Peeta Mellark stands with President Snow in his efforts to preserve a peaceful and prosperous Panem."
"I just don’t want them to change me."
“How would they change you?”
“I don’t know. They’d turn me into something I’m not.
I just don’t want to be another piece in their game, you know? [..]
If I’m gonna die, I want to still be me”.
Ever since I was really little, I always had a very normal idea of what I wanted: I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker? It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: Of course.
Though it’s just 72 seconds long, and Peeta only appears for about 30 of those seconds, through watching the trailer, it becomes apparent that he was an excellent choice for this role. Hutcherson says nothing, only turns his head and looks straight at the camera, but in that moment you can read all the desperation, anger, and emptiness in his eyes. This is a person who has been hijacked by the capital and forced to stand for what he tried so hard to fight against. You feel all that as his sinister glare reminds you that in this film he isn’t the young boy madly in love with Katniss, but is instead the Capitol’s weapon. [x]