Garrett Hedlund was "really immersed" in On the Road to even think about committing to The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
Garrett Hedlund admits that although everyone around him is "flipping out" over The Hunger Games, he didn't have time to commit to the sequel.
The actor has been promoting new movie On the Road at the Toronto Film Festival alongside co-stars Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst.
Garrett has revealed that he was considered for the role of hunky tribute Finnick Odair in Catching Fire before it was eventually given to Sam Claflin.
"They did [approach me]," he admitted to MTV News. "But I was working on this film at the time. We shot the whole film in 23 days and I was really immersed in it. I couldn't get around [to reading the Hunger Games novels]."
"Everybody around me is flipping out about the books, and I didn't really have the time to sit down lately to read any book, not just Hunger Games.
"But I've got a couple [projects] on my plate that I'm looking forward to reading now."
Catching Fire is the hotly-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
The sci-fi action film is slated for a November 2013 release date. © Cover Media
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