January 06, 2014

INTERVIEW: Sam Claflin and Jena Malone talk about Finnick and Johanna in 'Mockingjay'

Sam Claflin and Jena Malone are featured in Empire Magazine's February 2014 issue where they talk about getting the roles of Finnick and Johanna, respectively, and their characters' development in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Sam on being chosen for Finnick

“I’m still surprised they’ve picked me … Every time I see Francis I’m convinced he’s not going to know who I am … I mean, I’m not the Finnick in the book. I’ve got brown hair, a beard, I’m a bit overweight, not 24 and I’m not seven foot … I was fully ready for the fans to hate me!” 
Sam on his character’s development in Mockingjay

“I’m honestly so scared about saying anything at all, even though, as you say, the books are out there … But you do see more of Finnick. No, not like that. More of his reasons for being how he is. Oh, you know what I mean!” 
Jena on Johanna’s development in Mockingjay

“I think it’s really interesting how she develops … It would be really boring if she was just this really bitchy person, but that’s not who she is. She’s pretty much an animal who’s adapted, because she has to. Bitchiness is just a surface thing, but you start to see more what’s underneath.” 
Jena on Mockingjay's storyline

“It’s pretty amazing how much political sophistication Suzanne Collins put into this series that is also really entertaining … That clash of powers has to come to a head.”

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