Jena Malone had a lot of preparation to do when she got the role of Jena Malone in the highly anticipated 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', but she didn't let that intimidate her. In a recent interview with Vogue, Malone discussed her physical preparation for the movie, both in terms of training and the makeup and hair.
When discussing the training, she explained, "We focused on martial arts–type training for the role of Johanna, which helped with stamina and endurance. I also did strength training with Patrick Murphy, who is kind of like a body sculptor. I trained five days a week for two months before we started filming, and then I kept it up during the months of shooting.”
She also spoke about the physical aspects of the character that were intimidating, and how it took a long time to figure out the 'look' of the character. Jena explains, "We spent almost three weeks trying to figure out Johanna’s hair [for those scenes]. We cut it, we put things in it, we cut it again, and we tried a wig. One day, I just got in there with some scissors and I cut it my own hair. I said, ‘Ok, this is what she would have done.’ It was a bit terrifying.”
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' will release on November 22nd, and the world premiere of the film will be in London towards the beginning of November.