Jena Malone Talks to Vogue about Cutting Her Own Hair for Arena Scenes
Looks like Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only Catching Fire star making headlines in Vogue Magazine!
Jena Malone talked to Vogue Daily’s Jane Herman Bishop about her beauty routine and her new blonde look, but a large part of their interview revolved around her role as Johanna Mason and everything that went into getting the right look for the character, including her training regime and her look. She reveals lots of interesting new details for the fans to pour over, for example:
Johanna is rumored to make a striking above-the-neck transformation in the movie, too. Tell us about it.
“If you Google the name Johanna Mason, there are 7,000-plus fan drawings of what she looks like, what people want her to look like, what her parents look like! It was crazy bringing this iconic character to life. I think we were all a little intimidated. For her first look in the Capitol, she is wearing this long black ponytail with red tips that goes down to her waist, and eyelashes that go on forever. Her look is really about her eyes. So it was about finding the wildest fake lashes from Germany or Japan. We only had a few sets of them, and I had to be really careful taking them on and off. It took about two-and-a-half hours to get makeup-ready each day. Later, in the Arena, she’s stripped down, sweaty, and sexy, which took about forty minutes. We spent almost three weeks trying to figure out Johanna’s hair [for those scenes]. We cut it, we put things in it, we cut it again, and we tried a wig. One day, I just got in there with some scissors and I cut it my own hair. I said, ‘Ok, this is what she would have done.’ It was a bit terrifying.”
Now that’s what I call thinking like your character! You can read the rest of the interview here.
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