We haven’t heard much from some of the more minor characters in The Hunger Games, but in a new interview with And We Present, Latarsha Rose talks about life as an actress and how she prepared for the role as Portia, Peeta’s sylist.
In The Hunger Games book, Cinna and Portia work together to create the flaming outfits that introduce Peeta and Katniss to the audience.
JS: How did you prepare yourself for this character?
LR: I started out by reading the book. I read the series about three times because that was all I had, so I wanted to immerse myself in that world as much as I could. Then I started to keep a journal of things and ideas that popped up to me as I was reading it. I began to think about Portia and how she may live, walk and exist in her world. I started to even explore what, and this may sound silly, but what she may wear, how she may dress and even what her favorite colors may be. So it was the little background things. I thought about what their world was like and different things of that nature.