We now know that Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen, but all the fan anticipation and hand-wringing over who would/should/could be cast in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games might remind you of a time way back when (or, 2008) when there was a similar frenzy over the casting of Twilight. When EW recently sat down with Robert Pattinson, we asked the 24-year-old actor if he was familiar with the YA world’s latest obsession.
“I sort of came across it last year, and I didn’t realize it was the most enormous thing in the year,” says Pattinson. “It’s good! It will be a good movie.” As to whether or not he’d ever consider acting in another big franchise, Pattinson says he would. “But I’d want to have more input. The only horrible thing about being part of a franchise…well, not horrible…no, it is horrible…is that the bigger and bigger you get, it’s quite difficult to break out of stuff. When you’ve been playing the same part, you can’t suddenly start playing it differently. It takes away a little bit of the creative kind of … urge.”