Katniss Casting–Interview with the Director, Gary Ross

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games film.  He answers questions that we are all asking:

1. What about Jennifer Lawrence’s age at 20 compared to Katniss at 16?

2. What about race when portions of the books hint that Katniss is biracial?

And the answers time and again are that Suzanne Collins played a huge role in the casting of Katniss, which will be music to the ears of fans.  But I’m not sure it really answers the heart of the questions about this casting.