In an interview with Dread Central, actress Megan Hayes, talks about her strict diet in preparation for her role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as the victor of District 6, a.k.a. The Morphling Girl.
DC: Can you talk about your experience on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and explain who the Morphlings are for those who don’t know?
MH: I don’t know how much I can say. I am the tribute from District Six. The morphlings are addicted to a drug called morphling – a pain killer that’s kind of a morphine-esque kind of drug. My experience on Hunger Games couldn’t have been better. I was embraced by everyone and had a fantastic experience. It was a really fun role to play; the director [Francis Lawrence] was incredibly kind but also incredibly smart and knew exactly what he wanted. It was a really ideal experience overall.
DC: How much better was craft services on The Hunger Games then on +1?
MH: Lemme tell ya’ about craft services on The Hunger Games. I really couldn’t partake of it that much because I was on a very strict diet where I had to lose and get to a very malnourished-looking weight. So, it looked great but I basically ate a lot of almonds and a lot of fruits and veggies and that was about it.
DC: That’s kind of an interesting connection between your character in Hunger Games and then in +1 where you’re both addicts.
MH: I know! Isn’t that great? I’m not gonna lie, fingers crossed, I hope this is my new niche.