As someone who has never read the books or seen the movies, I was shocked to learn the Hunger Games franchise is not about cannibalism. I was also a little disappointed.
And after reading Josh Hutcherson’s comments in British GQ, it seems like he’d rather be making a movie on that taboo subject as well.
‘I don’t want somebody to die for me to eat them,’ the star explained.
‘However, if someone happened to die from natural causes and it was not so taboo… I’m curious.’
The would-be man eater told GQ magazine: ‘I want to know what it tastes like. Like you want to know what a pigeon tastes like, you know, except it’s a human. We’re all animals.’
He’s not wrong. We are all animals. Who amongst us hasn’t found ourselves wondering what a co-worker would taste like in a moment of extreme hunger? It’s a natural curiosity.
Hutcherson could have just read this exhaustively researched piece on the Huffington Post to find out human flesh tastes like either pork or veal or something sweeter entirely. Or, you know, consumed an actual person. Either or.