How I Met My Hollywood Crush: ‘Godspell’ Star Hunter Parrish

Let’s be honest, we’ve all got a Hollywood Crush—a cutie whose sheer existence inspires countless fever dreams and inestimable hours of Google Image gawking. For a lucky few, those fantasies become reality when faced with said star…in real life. Welcome to our new weekly feature, How I Met My Hollywood Crush, in which readers recall the time they rubbed elbows with their special celebrity someone!

MTV Movies editorial assistant Fallon Prinzivalli kicks things off with her run-in with one of our favorite adorable blonds. Do you have a story to share? Send it to mtvhollywoodcrush(at), and it could appear here!

When I heard Hunter Parrish was heading to Broadway for “Godspell,” I was beyond thrilled. I must admit that I haven’t watched a single episode of “Weeds,” but when I found out he was in the running for the “Hunger Games” role of Peeta Mellark, I thought he was perfect and jumped on the bandwagon. I rooted for Hunter until the casting announcement came that Josh Hutcherson snagged the role. I was disappointed to the point of switching to Team Gale.

Oh well, I got over it quickly when I learned I’d be able to meet my Hollywood Crush. On Broadway, the stars of the show come out of the stage door after each performance to sign Playbills and take pictures with fans—it was the perfect opportunity to meet Hunter. My friend grabbed tickets to a performance, and while I couldn’t go with her at the time, I met up with her after to catch a glimpse of him.

He came out of the theater with a huge smile on his face and began signing every autograph and taking every picture requested of him. As soon as he walked up to me, I looked him dead in the eye and said, “Hunter, you will always be my Peeta.” He gave me a look that told me he was just as sad about the casting as I was and said, “Thank you. Seriously. That means a lot.” And since—as much as I hate to admit it—Josh kind of sold me on his Peeta when I saw the film last weekend, here’s hoping Hunter lands the role of Finnick.

Are you a Hunter Parrish fan?