If you’ve been following our extensive, almost continuous “Hunger Games” coverage, you’re well aware of the fact that we can’t just focus on the first film in the franchise; we must also pay close attention to all the comings and goings of the sequel “Catching Fire.” Specifically, which lucky new actors may or may not be joining the cast.
One of the more well-known hopefuls is Kristen Bell, an admitted super fan who has launched her very own campaign of sorts to be cast as kick-ass District 7 champ Johanna Mason. MTV News caught up with the exceedingly likable star recently during the press day for her next flick “Big Miracle,” where she revealed some very specific details about her strategy.
“It’s been in the side saddle for awhile. I haven’t made any progress or done anything new other than I’ve put it out there,” Kristen admitted.
Naturally, we asked how we could be of service.
“Well, first of all, I need a campaign manager, so if you’re interested. I don’t know if this is a full-time gig, but we can talk about it. I think that they will be casting in about eight months, so provided that I can stay relevant and people will still be listening to me in eight months—granted I’m concluding that they listen to me now which is comical,” Kristen said with a laugh. “I don’t know. I just want to be considered or at least go to set with an invite and not be escorted off by security.”
When asked what it is she loves most about Johanna, Kristen said that it’s difficult to pinpoint one character or element she loves most because she’s such a fan of the entire series.
“What I love about the books on a whole is just that it’s one of the most interesting concepts in an adult or youth novel that I’ve ever come across,” she said. “The idea of combining our love for reality television with how vicious we can be to each other, with dictatorship and the love of family and survival instincts, it’s just ripe. I love how realistic the violence was, because you can’t really do that kind of stuff in youth literature, or appropriately, and I think that when the author was writing it she had a perspective and a reason she wanted to teach kids about violence, which I just thought was cool.”