Could Kristen Stewart Play Johanna in Catching Fire? – Our Thoughts
The character of Johanna in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire has yet to be cast, and we began wondering, what if an actress already familiar with fame that comes with movie, as well as someone who has been in a franchise already. Could Kristen Stewart play the part?
The role of Johanna Mason will be a tough one to fill.
She is sarcastic and mean-spirited. Johanna’s first meeting with Katniss involves her stripping out of her tree costume in order to make Katniss uncomfortable.
She reveals that she has no friends or family in District 7, stating “there is no one left I care about.” She won her original Hunger Games by pretending she was a weakling and a coward, so no one regarded her as a threat, but when only a few tributes remained, she revealed herself as a vicious killer.
Johanna teams up with Katniss, Peeta, and Finnick in the Quarter Quell, bringing Beetee and Wiress with her, because that was the only way to ally with Katniss. Katniss describes her presence as being akin to having an older sister who hates you. Johanna takes part in the committee to keep Katniss and Peeta alive, and helps by protecting Katniss throughout the Games. Near the end of Catching Fire she removes the tracker in Katniss’ arm by cutting it out with a knife.
Johanna is captured by the Capitol at the end of Catching Fire.
Could Kirsten play the role of the hardened, sarcastic and sometimes mean District 7 tribute/victor?
Note: I am assuming who plays the role in Catching Fire will play it as well in Mockingjay.
First let me just say, Twilight and The Hunger Games are not remotely similar in my opinion. Moving forward, there is only one reason I think Kristen could possibly play the role. She could be mean. She always has that scowl on her face, and she always looks angry. Kind of the way I pictured Johanna when she is just walking around District 13. Always frowning.
I also think that she could do the sarcastic persona well. And because she played a weak woman in Twilight, she could trick people in the Arena to thinking she is weak.
The reasons I don’t think she could? Well she is incredibly pale. Not how I imagine Johanna. She is also really skinny and frail looking. She would not be able to wield an axe comfortably or believably. I feel like even if she did the training Jennifer Lawrence, she wouldn’t look natural. She is in the new Snow White film, where she is a warrior, but based on the previews she still seems kind of delicate. However, I reserve my right to change my mind on her frailness after seeing Snow White, her performance in that film might just surprise me.
I also have a really hard time seeing her all frail and pale and skinny, overpowering Lawrence in any capacity.
The biggest problem is she does not have the acting chops Lawrence does. I feel she might be a bit out-of-place in the film.
Damon: This is one of those ones that is tough to even imagine. I mean could you think about how crazy it would be to bring the powers of the Twilight Fans together with The Hunger Games fans? It might be as big as Robert Pattinson being in Harry Potter and Twilight. Anyway now let’s talk about the fact if she could actually pull it off. Yeah we know schedule wise it probably won’t happen but let’s pretend it can.
I think she is probably one of the best choices here because we know she can play the warrior from that Snow White and the Huntsman movie so that part is taken care of. I can see her pulling off the mean older sister as well even though I have never seen her personally play that type of role. The biggest issue we have here is Kristen Stewart is already a much bigger star and this is like taking backseat to Jennifer. Would she be willing to do that? I don’t know that puts her in an interesting position for future movies I would think. But back in our dream world where that sort of thing doesn’t matter, I can totally see Kristen Stewart pulling this role off and she would bring two HUGE fandoms together for eternity.