Stef Dawson talks auditioning for Annie Cresta in Mockingjay, being a fan of The Hunger Games and more

One of our newest Hunger Games cast members, Stef Dawson, is a mystery to many of us. Hailing from Australia, the gorgeous actress was recently cast as Annie Cresta in the final two movies, Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2.


She talks to Canberra Times about auditioning for the role of Annie and being a fan of The Hunger Games, among other things:

On auditioning:

“I did one audition and that was enough. Apparently, they were blown away, they didn’t have to see any more,” she said.

On being a fan of The Hunger Games:

“I’ve been a fan of the books even before they were made into films. I love the message [author] Suzanne Collins is saying in them,” she said.

“Probably how people can turn on each other and become their worst enemies, when it’s those around you, you really need to survive. I think love is a big thing for my character Annie, she wouldn’t survive without love, she’s at breaking point.”

On Annie:

“I think I have a fragility and a vulnerability,” she said.

“I think she’s a a girl that has been through some stuff, she’s had some really hard experiences in her life which I have as well. Annie is also a survivor.

On never giving up:

And her hard work and “giving up all you know to come to some strange place” has been worth it.

“I hope this inspires other people, no matter what their dreams are to never give up,” she said.

“I always knew that this would happen, it was a funny feeling – don’t give up, because it will be okay. You do it because you love the art, living a thousand lives and giving voice to stories.”

Read the rest over here.


Thanks for the tip, HG Girl On Fire!


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