Donald Sutherland: Working With Jennifer Lawrence is a Dream

Donald Sutherland, who resumes his role as the tyrant leader President Snow, has expressed his appreciation in working with Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games franchise.

“‘Hunger Games,’ it’s about the oligarchy of privilege. And to be able to participate in the struggle against that is everything that my heart would desire. And then, above and beyond that, to have the honor and delight of working with Jennifer, she’s a dream to work with. She’s a dream. She’s a dream. I love that child.”

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Donald Sutherland: He’s Excited to Play President Snow Again by September

Our President Snow, Donald Sutherland has talked to Wall Street Journal about his role in Catching Fire and how excited he is to shoot the sequel by September. 

“As President Snow, the role I play in the film, I’m a true totalitarian. But the character is really smart, and as a politician, he has nothing to lose. He administers fear and hope. The film also shows what being a capitalist is in the United States. It’s the oppressive oligarchy of the privileged.”
Donald Sutherland as President Snow

New President Snow Still in HQ

Have you seen this picture of President Snow of the Hunger Games. Btw, for those who don’t know, President Snow will be portrayed by Donald Sutherland in the movie. Here is an HQ version of the image. 

President Snow and Katniss Will Confront One Another in the Hunger Games Movie

If you have read the books, you probably know that Katniss and President Snow really don’t have much confrontations with one another. However, the actor playing President Snow (Donald Sutherland) suggested Director Gary Ross about his interest in playing the character, which eventually led Ross to add two scenes between Snow and Katniss. Just read EW‘s interview with Director Ross:
Donald Sutherland isn’t shy: he wrote to director Gary Ross about why he belonged in the Hunger Games cast.  The formidable actor sent Ross an impassioned email about playing the insidious President Coriolanus Snow, the long-standing ruler of author Suzanne Collins’ futuristic world who forces children to fight to their deaths as a way of keeping the masses in line. ”It was a long thoughtful analysis of the way power is wielded and why,” remembers Ross, “how it controls people and what the use of the Games were and how pernicious they were and the way that they were used as an instrument of political control.”
“It was so eloquent and brilliant,” continues Ross, “that it actually inspired me to write two extra scenes for him that I think are pivotal in the movie and that Suzanne really loves.” Ross was already shooting in Asheville, NC when he received the actor’s missive.  While on break he remembers wandering down to a clearing by the edge of a lake to ruminate over Sutherland’s ideas. “So I sat down in this chair and stared at the lake and came up with these two scenes,” he says. “And I realized that not only were the scenes vital but they actually fit a piece that was missing. That was a gift I got from the actor.”
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! In this first installment of the film trilogy, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and Sutherland’s Snow really only have one scene together. But Ross says to prepare for a doozy. “It’s only when she’s crowned that they confront one another and it’s very electric.” The Hunger Games hits theaters on March 23.
Wow, that was indeed brilliant. I’m looking forward to see the tense between these two big characters in the movie.