Movie Mazzupial: As far as other popular young adult books-to-movies go, I was looking at your photos thinking `she would make a great Katniss Everdeen’ and then I heard you were interested in the role, is that right? Have you auditioned?
Jodelle Ferland: Any sane 16-year-old girl would be interested in the role of Katniss, but we’ll see. It would make my life (complete) if I could have that part. I love the books. I’m a big reader and read pretty much anything I can get my hands and those books are amazing. To get that part would be amazing. I believe they’re still auditioning now and they might go older or they might go younger, but I have my fingers crossed. If not the part of Katniss, there’s plenty of opportunity with the other tributes to play a supporting role or something.
MM: Well yeah, if not Katniss you could play one of the career tributes or a character from The Hob.
JF: Yeah, exactly.
MM: So, if you’ve auditioned . . . you must have read some of the script? Please tell me it’s faithful to the book. As a fan, are you happy with the approach they’re taking?
JF: I’d rather not talk too much specifically about the movie, but I’m excited to see how it turns out and I hope they do a good job. I think they will.
MM: Fine, keep your secrets. Katniss is certainly a very unique character. What is it about her that’s made you hungry for this role?
JF: It would be such an amazing part. Katniss is one of my favourite characters out of any books I’ve read; she’s so strong and independent. She’s an example to people. In a world where everyone gives in and does whatever it takes just to stay alive, she’s the only one who stood up for what’s right.
We previoulsy posted those Halloween photos of Jodelle as Katniss from her twitter account. What do you guys think? Jodelle as Katniss? Best of luck Jodelle!
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