I think it’s going to be a wild ride,’’ she said, from Los Angeles.
The former Canberra Girls Grammar School and Radford College student auditioned only three weeks ago for the part of Annie Cresta in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 films.
“I did one audition and that was enough. Apparently, they were blown away, they didn’t have to see any more,” she said. Dawson has already been embraced by the loyal fans of The Hunger Games franchise but says her career has been a hard slog rather than an overnight success, working in LA for the last three years.
She also talks about her character and being a fan of the books.
“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.”
Dawson said she would bring definite attributes to the role of Annie Cresta, a victor from District 4 and the love interest of Finnick, played by British actor Sam Claflin.
“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.