Jena Malone: The Hunger Games Wanted Real Actors
LadyGunn has posted an extensive interview with actress Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) along with some truly gorgeous photos. In it, she talks about how her little sister is a Hunger Games fan and about what got her the part as our feisty District 7 victor.
THE HUNGER GAMES, c’mon, that’s a pretty big coup.
That’s the funny thing, the only reason I got this is because I blew them out of the water in the audition. It wasn’t because I played the game right and wore the sexy skirt, it was because I went in there and really auditioned and they actually had a casting director that wanted to cast real actors. That is not always the case.
Especially in such a large franchise.
Right, I often see a lot of the younger actors who are like, “What should I do?” Honestly, it’s hard either way. It’s hard to be yourself and it’s hard not to be yourself. Both have a means of making you feel insecure and not sturdy in your job. It’s such a delicate thing. You’ve got to play the game a little bit. Even that’s a stylistic choice, even that’s a persona. It’s all a guise, a dream within a dream, so what’s really the truth of it? It’s far deeper inside, not on the outside. I think that’s what I am learning now. How to appreciate the material aspects that basically form that language of Hollywood without depreciating my internal aspects.
Read the full interview at LadyGunn.