Saturday, January 1, 2011

Emily Blunt Says She'd Get A Face Lift To Play Katniss Everdeen In 'Hunger Games'

Can you see "The Devil Wears Prada" star Emily Blunt as kick-ass heroine Katniss Everdeen in director Gary Ross' upcoming "Hunger Games" adaptation? At 27, Blunt's a bit older than Katniss' 16 years to be sure... but if the almost-30-year-old "kids" from "Glee" can do it, why not Emily?

We're only asking because the topic of "Hunger Games" came up when MTV's Josh Horowitz chatted with Blunt at the press day for "Gulliver's Travels." The actress revealed that she was deep into reading the first novel in author Suzanne Collins' gritty young-adult trilogy -- about a brutal post-apocalyptic world in which the government forces children to fight to the death in a yearly televised event -- and was absolutely loving it. "I'm two thirds of the way through, and kind of riveted by it and terrified by it at the same time," she said. "I can't stop reading it." Of course, Josh had to ask: Does Blunt want to star in the movie adaptation?

"Yeah, I think I'm too old," she replied. When Josh agreed that Blunt was "obviously" too old for the role of Katniss, but could perhaps tackle a more age-appropriate part, the actress jokingly shot back, "Obviously, you're ancient."

"She's like 13. You're not 13," Josh laughed.

"Well, I could do it," Blunt deadpanned. "No, she's supposed to be like 16. Maybe I'll go in for a quick face lift. I'll turn up for my meeting with Garry Ross and be like [pulls the skin on her face tight], 'Can I please have this part?'"

Lyndsy Fonseca, Kaya Scodelario, Chloe Moretz and Jodelle Ferland have all also expressed interest in the role of Katniss. May the best lady win.

Who do you think should play Katniss in the "Hunger Games" adaptation? Share your picks in the comments!

source: MTV

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