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We Used AI To Show What "The Hunger Games" Characters Look Like Vs. The Actors Actually Cast In The Movies

AI Effie Trinket is wiiiiild.

The Hunger Games is having suuuuuch a resurgence this year, and I've been living for it. Thanks to The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, and Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson's new movies, I think we all collectively re-entered this era together.

Screenshot from "Catching Fire"

And honestly, one of my favorite things about this franchise is how well each character is cast, like, they're always exactly the way I pictured them when I was reading the books. So, to prove this theory even more, I decided to use AI to bring these characters to life based on their book descriptions, and then compare them to the actors who play them in the movies.

Screenshot from "The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes"

Here's how they turned out:

1. First, here's Katniss Everdeen based on how she's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Katniss

And here's Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence:

Katniss from the film

2. Here's Peeta Mellark based on how he's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Peeta

And here's Peeta played by Josh Hutcherson:

Peeta in the films

3. Here's Coriolanus "Coryo" Snow based on how he's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

AI Coryo

And here's Coryo played by Tom Blyth:

Coryo in the film

4. Here's President Coriolanus Snow based on how he's described in The Hunger Games:

AI President Snow

And here's President Snow played by Donald Sutherland:

Snow in the films

5. Here's Lucy Gray Baird based on how she's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

Lucy Gray AI

And here's Lucy Gray played by Rachel Zegler:

Lucy Gray in the film

6. Here's Effie Trinket based on how she's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Effie

And here's Effie played by Elizabeth Banks:

Effie in the films

7. Here's Haymitch Abernathy based on how he's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Haymitch

And here's Haymitch played by Woody Harrelson:

Haymitch in the films

8. Here's Sejanus Plinth based on how he's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

AI Sejanus

And here's Sejanus played by Josh Andrés Rivera:

Sejanus in the film

9. Here's Tigris Snow based on how she's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

AI Tigris

And here's Tigris played by Hunter Schafer:

Tigris in the film

10. Here's Tigris Snow based on how she's described in Mockingjay:

AI Tigris

And here's Tigris played by Eugenie Bondurant:

Tigris in the films

11. Here's Caesar Flickerman based on how he's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Caesar

And here's Caesar played by Stanley Tucci:

Caesar in the films

12. Here's Lucretius "Lucky" Flickerman based on how he's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

AI Lucky

And here's Lucky played by Jason Schwartzman:

Lucky in the film

13. Here's Dr. Volumnia Gaul based on how she's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

AI Dr. Gaul

And here's Dr. Gaul played by Viola Davis:

Dr. Gaul in the film

14. Here's Casca Highbottom based on how he's described in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes:

AI Casca

And here's Casca played by Peter Dinklage:

Casca in the film

15. Here's Cinna based on how he's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Cinna

And here's Cinna played by Lenny Kravitz:

Cinna in the films

16. Here's Finnick Odair based on how he's described in Catching Fire:

AI Finnick

And here's Finnick played by Sam Claflin:

Finnick in the films

17. Here's Johanna Mason based on how she's described in Catching Fire:

Ai Johanna

And here's Johanna played by Jena Malone:

Johanna in the films

18. Here's Gale Hawthorne based on how he's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Gale

And here's Gale played by Liam Hemsworth:

Gale in the film

19. Here's Rue based on how she's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Rue

And here's Rue played by Amandla Stenberg:

Rue in the film

20. Here's Primrose Everdeen based on how she's described in The Hunger Games:

AI Prim

And here's Prim played by Willow Shields:

Prim in the films

21. Here's President Alma Coin based on how she's described in Mockingjay:

AI President Coin

And here's President Coin played by Julianne Moore:

Coin in the films