Paula Malcomson on Mrs. Everdeen’s First Name
Actress Paula Malcomson, who plays Mrs. Everdeen in The Hunger Games movies, spoke with ET Online about her role and the name she made up for the mother of the Girl on Fire.
“In the first movie, I was doing it for real. I didn’t want to show up and be all pretty. I wanted to go in there and be hungry, be oppressed. I quickly realized I was acting like I was in a different film from the rest of the cast [laughs]. I just think there’s a heaviness that I was bringing that I don’t know if it was the story they were trying to tell in this. But there’s such a great character progression with her. She has this rebirth throughout the series, so I play it out in my head a lot.”
In creating an elaborate backstory for her character, Malcomson also created a first name for her character. “I named her Clara,” she tells ETonline. “I don’t know why, but that just came to me.”
Source: ET Online