Mockingjay.net Staff on Lynn Cohen’s Casting as Mags
Just a few days ago Lionsgate officially announced that Lynn Cohen would be playing Mags in ‘Catching Fire’, and it’s another decision the Mockingjay.net staff couldn’t be happier with! Read on for our reactions
I’ve seen ‘Sex and the City’ but thankfully I remember very little of that movie (it only comes back in little parts sometimes during my nightmares *shudder*) but my friend informs me that she was good: “tough but soft.” I’ve actually seen her in quite a few things according to imdb like ‘Munich’ and ‘Syndoche, New York’ but I’m drawing a blank to her performance. Need to get Munich on the DVD player again! Going by looks, she’s just perfect… it’s times like this that I just want to hug Nina Jacobson for another completely perfect choice! Also after watching the video Crystal posted I fell in love with Lynn Cohen, so warm and lovely. Can’t wait to see her as Mags!
Having seen pretty much every single Law & Order and SVU episode, I actually do remember some of the characters Lynn Cohen has played. She seems like such a natural actor and has such an adorable smile. Although Mags isn’t a very big role, I’m still happy to see such great casting for it. Watching videos of her and recalling her past performances, I’m totally convinced she’ll take this little role and simply become Mags, making our Catching Fire experience more heartbreaking that it already will be.
Totally out of left field considering the other names that have been thrown out there, but I am in love with this choice. As Ciara said, Nina Jacobson and crew are knocking these castings out of the park so far Lynn was terrific as Magda in ‘Sex and the City’, appearing in many episodes as Miranda’s housekeeper. I can see a bit of Mags in that character too, there was a tough layer there but also a real soft and generous side underneath. I think Lynn also really looks the part, she has a great smile and I can’t wait to see her babbling away.