Casting Fire: Fancasting Lyndsy Fonseca as Johanna Mason
Hrrmph… Into a new week and still no casting announcements So on we roll with Casting Fire! This Tuesday we’re looking at Lyndsy Fonseca, a 25 year old American actress best known for her roles in ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Nikita’.
Lyndsy received some support from us this week, do you think she could play the District 7 victor?
I think Lyndsey Fonseca could definitely nail the fake nice and unassuming Johanna that made everyone count her out in her previous Hunger Games. In Kick Ass she seems too nice to actually be a real person and she does the same thing in Desperate Housewives. I’ve yet to see her pull out her angry side though. Again (and I’m fully aware I’ll have to go through the process of explaining myself yet again, before people skim read and go off on one about book ages and the like) I’d like Johanna to look older. As film is a visual medium, visually I think it would look good for past victors to have an age gap over Jennifer and Josh. Not to make Finnick and Johanna look old but to make Jennifer and Josh look young and inexperienced. After all, the two are playing 17 year olds.
Looking at Lyndsy’s IMDB profile, I’ve apparently seen her in a lot of things including Heroes, House, CSI, and Kick-Ass, but the sad part is that I don’t remember her in a single one of those things. Looks-wise I think she fits for Johanna, especially since you can argue she looks just as old or older than Jennifer Lawrence.
I’m afraid the only thing I’ve seen Lyndsy in is ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ when it was on TV recently, and that wasn’t the kind of role where someone leaves a lasting impression on you, she played the role well but it didn’t really tell me much about her on the whole. Looking at pictures though she does look a bit like I imagine Johanna would look, and as Crystal said she certainly looks around the right age. She is maybe a bit too gorgeous though (which isn’t a bad thing), but I figure whilst Johanna would be good looking, she’d be a bit more on the rough and ready side. I don’t think I’d be disappointed if Lyndsy was cast, but I think we have discussed better fits for Johanna in previous weeks.