It's not easy being a kid in Hollywood. Not only do you have the usual kid stuff to deal with, like peer pressure and parental expectations and whatnot, you've also got the added complication of actually working at a regular job the whole time too. Yes, it can get pretty tough when you're a kid in Hollywood.
And that's not even counting fights to the death.
But fighting to the death is exactly what newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott are about to do. The unknown duo has been chosen by the producers of "The Hungers Games" to represent District 3 in the upcoming on-screen free-for-all, according to the official Facebook page.
Quick refresher: "The Hunger Games," which is based on the wildly popular novel by Suzanne Collins, is the first in a trilogy of stories set in a future world where an oppressive government forces kids to fight to the death on national TV mainly just for giggles and grins. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) play the heroic contestants from District 12, which still leaves another 22 young actors waiting to die for their art.
Those roles, however, are being filled pretty darn quickly, with unknowns and newbies filling most of the parts; besides the contestants (called Tributes in the book) from District 3, who are unnamed in the novel, the Tributes from Districts 11 (Rue and Thresh) and 1 (Marvel and Glimmer) have already been cast.
Despite the fact that Nelson and Prescott's character never receive names in the book, however, Nelson's role in particular is of some importance, as the male Tribute from District 3 plays a pivotal role in one of the film's key sequences. Just what happens to them, of course, we're not going to say, but considering the story is about a fight to the death, chances are pretty good that one or both of them will need the wardrobe department to fit them for a wooden box.
But hey, it could be worse -- they could have to go to school all day. Guess being a kid in Hollywood isn't so bad after all.