If you can find me somebody that can play Peeta ONE THIRD as good as Josh Hutcherson, I’ll give you my first born. Lightheartedness becomes contempt, and contempt is quickly reshaped into charming in a fracture of a second.
This is one of my absolutely favorite scenes. Josh’s acting here is a masterpiece. In his facial expression, his gaze, the way he says “Katniss,” Josh expressed all Peeta’s contempt, disgust, revulsion to the Capitol’s world of instant pleasure, his sensitivity and kindness seasoned in perfect proportions with skill of observation, verbal riposte, ironic and perfunctory but very sharp comments.