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Lyndsy Fonseca Tells the Story of Her 'Hunger Games' Audition!

Lyndsy Fonseca is opening up about what happened during her audition to play Katniss in The Hunger Games.

Earlier this week, we shared the list of nine actresses who auditioned for the role, which went to eventual Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.

Lyndsy was one of those nine actresses and she screencapped our post and shared it on Instagram Stories, along with her audition story.

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These 9 Other Stars Auditioned for Jennifer Lawrence's Role in 'Hunger Games'

Can you believe it has been almost a decade since The Hunger Games was initially released in theaters, and can you imagine a world where Jennifer Lawrence did not star as Katniss Everdeen!?

Well, lots of other famous faces auditioned for the role in the movies and you may be surprised by some of the names on this list. She was 20 years old when she was cast in the lead role.

In total, there were four films in the Hunger Games franchise and they were all released between 2012 and 2015. Jennifer starred in all four films alongside Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

Click through the slideshow to see the nine other actresses who auditioned for Katniss Everdeen…

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Elizabeth Banks Reacts to Lil Nas X's 'Hunger Games' Styling in 'Montero' Video

Elizabeth Banks is loving Lil Nas X‘s style.

The 47-year-old actress, who played Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games film series, posted a side-by-side comparison of her character with one of the 21-year-old “Montero *Call Me By Your Name” superstar’s characters from his latest music video on her Instagram on Tuesday (March 31).

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The two characters share similar eccentric styling, with bright colors and big hair.

“Honestly, thrilled. @lilnasx you do you #montero,” she captioned the post.

Elizabeth Banks isn’t the only celebrity seeing some stylistic comparisons in Lil Nas X‘s much-buzzed about, controversial new music video: FKA twigs also weighed in after fans drew comparisons to her “cellophane” music video. Here’s what she had to say…

Josh Hutcherson Reveals Where He Thinks Peeta & Katniss Would Be Now

Josh Hutcherson is sharing his thoughts on where his The Hunger Games character would be now!

The 27-year-old actor played Peeta in the film adaptations of the book series alongside Jennifer Lawrence as the heroine Katniss.

“It’s funny. ‘Cause we actually spitballed about [where the characters would end up] on set one day,” Josh told Us Weekly. “We were sort of talking about like … the Hunger Games and Peeta and Katniss are older and they have a kid and then the movie ends, but then what if we pick up the story and it’s like 10 years later and there’s a new rebellion that has to happen or something like that ended up.”

“I’d like to hope and think that they are living happily and that the world is equal and lovely. But history is doomed to repeat itself,” he added. “So I feel like there might be some more unrest that would come along.”

Josh recently opened up about meeting up with Jennifer during the quarantine.

'Hunger Games' Prequel Movie In the Works!

The newest Hunger Games book, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake,” is looking to become a new film in the franchise!

Trilogy writer, Suzanne Collins, is getting ready to release the new prequel book on May 19 and director Francis Lawrence is set to return to the trilogy to direct. Screenwriter Michael Arndt and producer Nina Jacobson will also be back for the fourth film. Pre-order the book on Amazon right now!

The three movies starred Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson and brought in nearly $3 billion at the box offices.

According to THR, the book follows “Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, he sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games, only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.”

No casting has been set at this time.

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'Hunger Games' Prequel Based on President Snow Sparks Fan Outrage

The Hunger Games is preparing to reveal a prequel series – and some fans don’t exactly seem thrilled.

The successful Suzanne Collins franchise is getting a prequel series based on President Snow, the president of Panem, called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes out in May, and an excerpt was revealed on Tuesday (January 21).

The passage takes place 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games trilogy, in which he is an 18-year-old student mentoring a boy or girl who will fight in the games.

The excerpt was met with sharp criticism from fans online on social media.

“you’re telling me I waited YEARS for a new hunger games book just for it to be a president snow origin story,” one viral tweet read.

Suzanne Collins really made us watch as president snow killed off some of our favourite characters in the hunger games series and expect me to now read the back story of a man who I’m glad is dead,” another read.

“You mean to tell me … I’ve waited years and preordered the Hunger Games sequel for it to be a President Snow origin story … about a rich white boy becoming an authoritarian who loves *checks notes* genocide?” added another fan.

Click here to see the excerpt.

READ MORE: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Novel Set To Debut in 2020

'Hunger Games' Prequel Novel Set To Debut in 2020

Fans of Hunger Games will be happy about this – there’s a prequel novel headed our way in 2020!

Scholastic just revealed that the new novel, from author Suzanne Collins, will be hitting shelves next year, Deadline reports.

ALSO READ: 9 Actresses Almost Cast as Katniss in ‘Hunger Games’ Before Jennifer Lawrence Landed the Role!

The novel is said to be set in the world of Panem, 64 years before the events of the original “Hunger Games” trilogy on the morning of the reaping of the 10th Hunger Games.

As fans of the novel know, the eventual winner of the games was Griffin Naysmith from District 2.

Suzanne shared about returning with a new book, “I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

It also seems there will be a movie tied to the book, as well.

Joe Drake
, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, shared that “we’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”

Are you excited for a new “Hunger Games” novel – YAY or NAY?