Back in May we got our first look at the first photos from the set of the big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games and, as you may recall, we got to see a couple of paparazzi-shot photos from the Reaping scene. Today we get to see a new promo still from the film that was also taken during filming of the Reaping scene … a photo which features Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. Check it out below.
Leave it to Liam Hemsworth to make even the dreaded Reaping look good. The latest still from the set of “The Hunger Games” film adaptation hit the web last night, and it depicts a smoldering Liam (as Katniss’ childhood friend Gale) gazing out from a mob of boys at The Reaping—the lottery-style ceremony to select participants for the novel’s titular death match. And all I can say is, Hello, Gale! Can we—just for a second—talk about how incredibly amazing Liam looks? I’m left wondering if the Aussie is, in fact, too good-looking to play Gale. I mean, based on this image alone, I’d be more than happy to trudge into the woods on a “hunting trip” with Gale…never to return. Are we really to believe Katniss wouldn’t want to jump those bones? Of course, attraction is all subjective, but…oof. I might just pledge my allegiance to Team Gale right this minute.
Hahahaha … I love how beefy, tanned and perfectly coifed Liam looks in that sea of pale, scrawny boys. He doesn’t stand out at all, does he? To be fair, the book does describe his character, Gale Hawthorne, as healthier looking than most boys in town because he works in the coal mines and is an active hunter with Katniss. While I still don’t think Liam matches the vision I had of Gale in my head, I’m warming up to him … are you?