Jena Malone’s Johanna Mason joins the struggle along Katniss Everdeen towards the tyranny of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the entire sequels to 2012’s “The Hunger Games.” And director Francis Lawrence chalks up Jena’s dangerous temper as the rationale she landed the function and ended up being the very best selection for the nature.
“She simply killed the audition,” Lawrence stated throughout his interview with Den of Geek. “I ran again and confirmed Nina [Jacobson] and Jon [Kilik] and Bryan [Unkeless], the opposite manufacturer, and everyone. And Jena used to be it.” All through the preliminary casting segment, the director in fact had his center set on diversifying the a part of Johanna and sought after the nature to be Black or Hispanic.
“We have been taking a look and taking a look and taking a look, and a few Caucasian ladies would are available in too, however I simply hadn’t discovered any one who used to be plausible, who you felt used to be robust and in reality offended and somewhat unhinged,” Lawrence persevered. Malone’s “unhinged” personality stole the display in “Catching Hearth,” however she clearly may not seem within the prequel, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” since it’s set 64 years prior to Katniss becoming a member of the video games for the primary time. However Francis Lawrence will sit down within the director’s chair yet again to information the tale of a tender Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blythe) and open up the arena of Panem yet again.