10 of Your Favorite YA Movie Stars Who Are Just Like Their Characters IRL
If you fell in love with Ansel Elgort as Augustus in The Fault in Our Stars or Josh Hutcherson as Peeta in The Hunger Games, then we’ve got good news for you. The characters you read about and watched on the big screen actually aren’t too far off from the actors themselves! Yep; all of your dreams have just come true.
Not only do actors and actresses bring our favorite characters to life right before our eyes, but in a lot of ways, they fully embody the roles off screen, too. Despite the casting backlash some of them may have received, or the fact that many of these stars stepped onto the scene as complete unknowns, there’s a reason why they were cast in such MAJOR roles. Sometimes, you just have to trust the experts, ya know? So, while your friends are making fun of you for falling in love with a fictional character, you can show them the list below and prove that your infatuation isn’t that unrealistic.
While J. Law's laid-back, fun-loving attitude may seem anything BUT what you would expect from Katniss Everdeen, the two actually have an amazing amount of similarities! In fact, the way she described her career to Vogue magazine isn't too far off from The Girl On Fire's experiences of going from District 12 to the Capitol. She said, "When Winter's Bone was getting nominated. I had only done indies, and suddenly I was introduced to this brand-new world where I didn't feel like myself. I was in these weird gowns and listening to people talk about things I didn't understand. And I remember reading that in the book and being like, 'Oh, my God, I know exactly what this feels like.'"
She even continued to compare her life in Hollywood to the life of a tribute saying, "I don't know what it's like to get ready for your death, but I do know what it's like to be almost a puppet. And then when I was making the second film, I had become more acquainted with that world, and I think that's something that Katniss experiences." Sounds pretty spot-on to us!