'Hunger Games' Finds Its Prim! Meet Willow Shields

Katniss Everdeen may be the heroine of Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" trilogy, but if it weren't for the 16-year-old's little sister Primrose (nicknamed Prim), the events of the series would have never unfolded. So we're pretty excited to finally find out who will play the 12-year-old originally slated for the Hunger Games before Katniss took her place. Meet Willow Shields!

Much like this week's other "Hunger Games" additions, Willow is a relative unknown. Her weightiest credit thus far seems to be an appearance on an episode of "In Plain Sight."

In a statement released by Lionsgate, director Gary Ross praised the New Mexico native, saying, "It’s so exciting to find an amazing young actress like the one we just met. Prim is an emotionally demanding role and in many ways she is the cornerstone of the story. Willow Shields will make an amazing Prim and we’re very lucky to have her."

With her sweet face and cute braids, Willow looks like she's more than ready to step into the dystopian world of Panem as Prim. We approve!

The actress joins a rapidly growing cast that already includes Jennifer Lawrence (as big sis Katniss), Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid.

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