August 14, 2012

INTERVIEW: Maria Howell talks about being excited to play Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

North Carolina Hollywood had the chance to interview Maria Howell yesterday after it was announced that she will be playing the role of Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Lionsgate Studios announced today that Gastonia, North Carolina native Maria Howell (NBC’s Revolution, The Blind Side, The Color Purple) has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as “Seeder”, a former victor of the games, in the big budget sequel due in theaters next year. 
We talked to Maria this afternoon just hours after the official announcement went public, and she confessed that it was not easy keeping the news a secret until now.
“I knew for close to two weeks now,” Howell told us via telephone, “but I was sworn to secrecy and couldn’t say anything about it until they said something, and today was the day.” 
She said it was “difficult like I don’t know what” to keep quiet for so long, but was happy to express her enthusiasm for the role now that the news is out. 
“I’m excited about it,” said Howell, “because it’s a part that I hope is going to spread the spectrum of what I can do. Sometimes you can get into a certain kind of role and people try to pigeonhole you. I never really wanted to be pigeonholed. I’ve always wanted to be more of a character actor in the sense that the world is wide open for all the different things that I can do. Revolution was the start of that.”
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