Actress Paula Malcomson from Caprica has been officially cast to play the role of Mrs. Everdeen, mother to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Prim (Willow Shields) in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games.
Mrs. Everdeen is mostly seen brooding over her husband’s death and has a complicated relationship with her elder daughter, Katniss.
Said producer Nina Jacobson of the choice, “Katniss and Prim’s mother has come back from the depths of despair. Her husband has been killed, resources are scarce and she must live in fear that either one of her daughters could be forced to participate in the Hunger Games. Needless to say, we needed an actress with some gravitas – someone who could really transport herself, and audiences, to a place as tough as District 12. Paula has appeared in some really top notch TV shows that are both extremely gritty and extremely imaginative, and she was the perfect choice for this role.”