August 13, 2022
Zoey Deutch reveals she almost played Katniss in The Hunger Games

Sometimes, you volunteer as a tribute and you are not chosen.

zoi dutch shared that she auditioned to play Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games franchise, although the archer was eventually portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, In fact, Zoey said that Katniss was the No. 1 part she wished she’d achieved in her career that she didn’t take off.

“I screen-tested for Katniss,” Zoey revealed during the August 2 episode Lights Camera Barstool podcast. “But I knew I didn’t get it, because on the screen test, he was like, ‘Why don’t you read this second part?’ But, yeah, that was a little painful.”

While Zoey said that losing the character of Katniss was a “tough one,” it’s not the only project she’s loved and lost.

“At one of these award shows, I gave an award for Best Limited Series and every one that was nominated, I auditioned and didn’t get it,” she shared. “Like during the pandemic, there were only four projects that I auditioned for that I really wanted. And of those four, I was like, ‘And the prize goes…'”

She said, “I didn’t get any of these parts!”

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