When news broke that Elizabeth Banks has finished filming for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games, we had a terrible realization – it really is coming to a close. And now, it’s Jena Malone, confirming that for us as she, too, wraps up filming as Johanna Mason.
In an interview with Refinery 29 about her band The Shoe, Jena talks a bit about Mockingjay movies and her band-mate Lem Jay says she was “really sad” about it. The feature was accompanied by several new pictures of the actress, which can be seen in the gallery here.
Excerpts from the interview can be read below:
Speaking of your other job, have you finished shooting everything for the next Hunger Games?
JM: “I just finished shooting everything two weeks ago. It’s crazy. I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say that. We are finishing in June. But, they are so secretive. It is so crazy. We will wrap and then never play these characters ever again. I’m a little sad about it.”
LJ: “She was really sad. She was like, ‘I’m never going to do the character again!'”
JM: “It is kind of a strange thing, I don’t know. I’m hoping that I found all of the pieces. I’ve never carried a character for two and a half to three years before.”
Teenagers really relate to characters like that. They connect to the underdog or the badass.
JM: “The way that they have latched on to Katniss Everdeen [and] the whole Hunger Games. Who doesn’t want to be that woman? There is no self there. It isn’t self-centered. It isn’t about her being pretty or using her sexuality. It is all about her using her strength. She sacrifices herself for love. It is amazing that 13-year-old girls are looking at that and saying, ‘She is my hero.'”
Read the full feature here.
What are your favorite Johanna moments from the book you want to see in ‘Mockingjay’ movies?