The move nixes premature reports that pegged newbie actress-model Zoe Aggeliki as the front-runner to play the ax-wielding former Hunger Games winner from District 7, who aligns with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in their return to the arena for an all-star death match. You obviously haven’t shaved your head yet, so does that mean you’re not going to have to for Mockingjay, or you haven’t started shooting your part yet?I haven’t started filming yet; I start in December. Vulture spoke to the actress, who swears she’s upbeat in real life, about auditioning for the role (she was “frothing at the mouth”), stripping down in an elevator, and her less beloved action movie, Sucker Punch. Ever since starring as an angry little girl in Stepmom, Jena Malone has played … angry young women.The latest is Johanna Mason, the ax-swinging tribute from District 7, … Der Tribute von Panem-Star hatte nämlich nach der Geburt ihres ersten Kindes mit Wochenbettdepressionen zu kämpfen. Malone, repped by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein, most recently appeared in History’s hit miniseries Hatfields & McCoys. Were you mad? Jena Laine Malone (/ ˈ dʒ ɛ n ə m ə ˈ l oʊ n /; born November 21, 1984) is an American actress, musician, and photographer.She began her career as a child actor, and became known for her roles in both independent films and mainstream blockbuster features. It’s a hard thing to control. Jena Malone "Tribute von Panem"-Star ist Mama Jena Malone Der "Tribute von Panem"-Star ist schwanger Richard Gere Obdachlos in New York: Das steckt dahinter The movie is heading for a late-September start with director Francis Lawrence. A toast to the only show that gives us wild balloons and even wilder lip-syncs. While many in Hollywood are cutting out early for the holidays, it’s reaping day for Jena Malone.. I mean, imagine Warner Bros. creating a surrealistic action film about young women being tortured and abused in a mental illness home. They’re wasting my time. This one time, just when I’m like, “Okay, thanks, let’s do it again sometime,” the doors open, there I am naked, and there’s a guy holding four coffee cups in a little to-go thing, trying to get in on the elevator. Sitemap | Congrats on your huge opening weekend. Jena Malone's starring turns in Stepmom, Into the Wild, and the Hunger Games films set her on a path to superstardom, but she's faded from view recently. Hunger Games is considered such an empowering movie for young women, whereas Sucker Punch got a lot of criticism for being the opposite. All rights reserved. It’s not as interesting always playing the happy-go-lucky girlfriends. Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Endearing Messianic Complex, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Is Television’s Most Glorious Live Event. Your dried-out turkey might leave a bad taste in your mouth, but Jennifer never will. You actually intimidated him. So I was like, Fuck, basically I get off the press tour and then have to shoot. The latest is Johanna Mason, the ax-swinging tribute from District 7, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I don’t even think I said hello to Francis. ... the tough-as-nails tribute … He’s trying to cry, he can’t cry. [Laughs. I was like, Uh, this is the most awkward moment of my life. Not to suggest that she’s not doing a good job acting, but — Yeah, like I almost pulled her out of herself for one second. © 2020 Vox Media, LLC. Did [producer] Nina Jacobson or [director] Francis Lawrence start an e-mail chain to the cast congratulating you guys?No, they sent a really beautiful vintage bottle of Champagne, which I think is far better than an email chain any day. 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Even as an audience member, seeing that film — I thought it was such a surreal, beautiful gift. So I was reading all of these things on torture and thinking all this dark, deep, intense shit … while I’m wearing high heels, hugging these 15-year-old girls. My costume, taking the entire thing off, including the shoes, would have taken me 30 minutes. And so by the time I got to the audition, I was so pissed off. Jena Malone nahm all ihren Mut zusammen und wandte sich via Instagram an ihre Fans, um über den Kampf gegen ihre Depressionen zu berichten. Her accolades include two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award nomination, and a Saturn Award. So we were able to make it look like I was getting naked, but it was a little too complicated to do that. Before the audition, I was like, Fuck, I’m so not an angry person. Bereits mit zehn Jahren wollte Malone Schauspielerin werden. My alarm didn’t go off right; someone called me at five in the morning. No, I didn’t! All rights reserved. I don’t know. Although Mason enjoys some of the best one-liners in the Suzanne Collins novel, her first appearance finds her stripping out of her tribute costume in an effort to make Katniss uncomfortable. So I was like, Fuck, this is going to be a little complicated, and I don’t wanna go in there and give him something fake and ridiculous. Already a subscriber? I tend to not really worry about what critics say or whether a film does well or not because then it just goes back to the shelf life, and people get to enjoy that film for ages and ages and ages. And so, I don’t know what happened, but the morning I woke up, everything started pissing me off. Now I’m kind of obsessed with them. That’s what’s so exciting about being in the film industry: If something doesn’t stick right away, it can still affect an audience in 20 years, 50 years, 100 years. I mean, you try to sell that! Going on this mall tour, every other girl that came up, she’s like, “Donnie Darko’s my favorite” or “Stepmom’s my favorite.” It really gives you a belief in the eternal shelf-life of film. My little sister has been trying to teach me about, like, memes and GIFs. They’re, like, coddling everybody. I just walked in and said, “Tell me when you want me to start.”. So I guess I just tend to search out women that are a little bit more complicated or complex, and they tend to find me, too. I was so pissed off. A daily briefing on what matters (and what's interesting) in Hollywood. Log in or link your magazine subscription, Dolly Parton’s Parade Performance Was Socially Distant but Emotionally Necessary, Alex Trebek Recorded a Thanksgiving Address for Tonight’s, Baby Yoda Has a Real Name and You’re Not Gonna Like It, Princess Diana’s Dance Partner Remembers Their ‘Uptown Girl’ Performance, Wake Up From Your Thanksgiving Food Coma to JLo’s New Single ‘In The Morning’. Were they especially giddy given the nature of this scene?I mean, I kind of came in like a whirlwind, so I couldn’t help but maybe own it, so I felt like maybe they were a little bit less in their energy and being more respectful to mine. With Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, and more. Allow Drew Barrymore to Introduce You to Her Chickens, “You can almost do anything to them when they’re laying eggs.”, A compact, samurai movie-inspired episode offers up a flood of new information about Mando’s Jedi companion, and even more, Oscar Futures: An Elegy for Amy Adams’s Chances, It says something that even Amy Adams’s own fans don’t want the actress to win her long-awaited trophy for. 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Francis has said that a lot of the actresses who auditioned for Johanna just came in and played her as a bitchy girl, but that you came in and seemed genuinely mad. California Privacy Rights | Jena Malone wurde in Nevada geboren. Do you think the criticism was fair?No. Bereits nach wenigen Monaten erhielt sie sowohl eine Rolle in Michael Jacksons Musikvideozu Childhood als au… Ever since starring as an angry little girl in Stepmom, Jena Malone has played … angry young women. AdChoices | Tribute von Panem-Star Jena Malone lässt ihren Gefühlen auf Instagram freien Lauf! Billy Corgan on the Best, Worst, and Pumpkin Chord-iest of Smashing Pumpkins. The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. I just think it’s so ballsy and so dark; I think it was above and beyond its time. Jena Malone Stripped In an Elevator for Hunger Games - YouTube It’s crazy to think some of the younger Catching Fire fans might not have even heard of Stepmom.No, but it’s so not true! What did you do? I mean, I can do intimidating or whatever, a little bit. Johanna doesn’t come in until the middle of the Mockingjay novel, so she’s off being tortured. Right. You say that you’re actually an upbeat, happy-go-lucky person, but you do play these mostly sad or angry characters.It’s more challenging playing things that are foreign to you, and I guess these are things I’ve wanted to explore as a woman, as a storyteller. Because I start [shooting], like, next week. Bebe Rexha singing about waist trainers on a giant golden turkey is what Thanksgiving is all about. Mit ihrer alleinerziehenden Mutter hat sie an insgesamt 27 Orten in der Nähe von Lake Tahoe und Las Vegas gewohnt, zeitweise auch im Wohnwagen oder dem Familienauto. But I’m much more of a happy-go-lucky, make everyone feel comfortable [person]. We would have needed like a 500-story elevator, someone working the buckles of my shoes — yeah, I would have needed a whole army of midgets to help me. Terms of Use | © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter It’s so funny, whilst doing the press tour, that was also like my research tour. By the time I was in there, I was seething; I was frothing at the mouth. Do Not Sell My Personal Information And maybe they’ll see it without the context of what society viewed it as. GET EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE NEWS! While many in Hollywood are cutting out early for the holidays, it’s reaping day for Jena Malone. The role requires a mix of wit and physicality. Francis has said how those three together — Josh, Jen, and Woody — can’t really keep straight faces, they get silly. *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. She’s totally taking over. That’s just how it happens. You\'ll receive the next newsletter in your inbox. 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