Movies.com has a great discussion piece with your favorite fan sites about the minor characters in Catching Fire. Sure, everyone’s talking about who will get cast as Finnick, Annie, and Beetee, but don’t forget the wide range of supporting characters that don’t get a lot of screen time but have important roles to play!
Here’s a couple of those brought up. Hit up the full article for even more!
Perri of Movies.com – Darius
Peacekeepers have a bad rap, but then again, so do a lot of people who are just doing their jobs. That’s why we desperately need Darius in Catching Fire, to prove that not all Peacekeepers are bad guys and to further highlight the cracks in President Snow’s administration. Of Darius, Katniss notes, “As law enforcers go, he’s one of my favorites.” She points out that he looks like he’s barely older than she is but is likely in his 20s, and has red hair and a smile that give him a boyish look. Can you say Jesse Plemons? In the Catching Fire book, Darius is also responsible for one of the most emotional and disconcerting chapter enders, the revelation that he’s been turned into an Avox.
Kait of Victor’s Village – Woof
There was one other elderly victor in the Hunger Games other than Mags: Woof from District 8. We don’t see much of him in Catching Fire, but it’s important to see older characters fighting for their lives to show that no one is immune to President Snow’s wrath. Woof is going a bit senile, but has a good heart, as we found out he was part of the original alliance to save Katniss. Rebekah, another writer on Victor’s Village, suggested Hal Holbrook for the role and now I can’t imagine anyone else!
Hamilton of My Hunger Games – Ripper
The one-armed woman who sells liquor on the black market in District 12 only shows up a couple of times. It is her alcohol, however, that gets Katniss and Haymitch drunk when they learn about the rules of the Quarter Quell, leading Peeta to forbid her from selling to either of them again. The fact that she only has one arm – a result of a mining accident – is a good reminder of just how harsh life is in the Seam. I’d like to see someone with an interesting personality play her. Someone like Carol Kane (my original choice for Wiress) would make for an entertaining cameo.
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