The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the third movie based off Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games book trilogy, has released new photos and an interview with Julianne Moore who stars in the film as District 13’s President Coin. Lionsgate’s unveiling of the new photos of Moore as President Coin, along with her interview regarding her own personal take on the trilogy, gives loyal fans a closer look into her new role as the leader of District 13’s resistance against the Capitol.
Carrying on the overall appearance and demeanor as one would imagine President Coin to possess in the books, Moore is very persuasive in her on-screen role. The new photos and interview released show that from her serious facial expressions and long, gray-colored hair, she exuded the aura of a commanding officer with years of painful memories in trying to keep District 13 from Capitol annihilation.
With Moore’s role as President Coin, she said in her new interview that she had made sure to thoroughly read each of the three Hunger Games books, with the role of President Coin seemingly being “the only part I could play.” She also stated that her role had been recreated by the filmmakers of the movie, since President Coin’s character in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is entirely witnessed through the main character Katniss Everdeen’s weary point of view.
Referencing the newly-released photos from the film, Moore explains in the interview how her role as Disctrict 13’s president heavily evolved throughout the filming process. Director Francis Lawrence, along with Moore, dedicated an enormous amount of time talking about who President Coin was, including her past and the present woman she was seen to be through the eyes of Katniss. Aside from including Suzanne Collin’s character description of President Coin, it was necessary to expand her character’s human complexity for the sake of creating a film.
During the interview, Moore specifically spoke about the scene in the storyline where President Coin decides not to retaliate against the Capitol for having bombed District 13. Moore, along with a consensus reached among others involved in the film, stated that Coin’s reasoning behind this was to not expose the entire district to more onslaught from Capitol forces. According to Moore, Coin was “not about to risk revealing herself and her population in a fight when she knows they are better served by lying low and letting it blow over.” Despite Katniss’ mistrust of President Coin, Moore argues that this action speaks “volumes” regarding her leadership.
Images of Moore as President Coin with Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee were some of the few photos recently released. Despite Hoffman’s recent death, Lionsgate has since made no attempt to hide the fact, openly displaying featured images of the film online.
From the new photos and interview with Moore released by Lionsgate, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has already been the main talk of excited fans who are more than ready for the film’s release on Nov. 21. As more photos, interviews and the upcoming trailer are released, fan support is expected to ultimately skyrocket, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 achieving the status as a very high blockbuster hit.
By Scott Gaudinier