Casting Call Goes Out For “Madge Cresta”
A casting call went out today for a Mockingjay movie character that may cause some tributes to see red. The details reveal a change to a small, but beloved character.
Contract: SAG Theatrical
Seeking actors for principal role for the following:
Madge Cresta – FEMALE 5’1″/100lbs. Caucasian, age range 16-22. Long blonde hair.
MUST SUBMIT: One headshot and one full length body photo; include contact numbers, resume, and union affiliation.
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seriously? Madge Cresta? I like the idea that they’re casting her, but changing her name to Madge?! Is this supposed to make up for cutting her out of the first two movies?
When we saw this, we reached out to Sam Claflin on Twitter and to our surprise, he responded with several DMs. “I guess I can see where the producers are coming from, but changing a character’s name will probably confuse the fans of the books. When I first read the updated script, I know I was confused. It was kept under wraps for the longest time, even from me.”
Source: SAG Auditions