More than a few stars have come forward expressing their desire to be in the 2nd Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, and the only role more sought after than Finnick would be Johanna Mason. Eliza Coupe, the blonde bombshell from the hit TV series Happy Endings is joining the list of Johanna hopefuls with her proclamation of love for The Hunger Games series, and Celebuzz has the details! She even tells us her pick for Finnick!
“I’ve read all the books, I’m obsessed,” Coupe, 31, told us. “I wanted to be in the second ‘Hunger Games’ so bad as Johanna Mason.”
So is she going in to audition?
“We’re filming at the exact same time, so I can’t — I say that like it’s an option,” laughed Eliza. “I’m sure they don’t even know who I am!”
Johanna Mason is the female Hunger Games victor from District 7. She’s described as having “spiky hair and wide-set brown eyes” and is older than Katniss. She’s got a tough girl attitude and is stronger and more cunning than one would think.
Too bad — Eliza would have been perfect!
Since Coupe is such a die hard fan, we also asked her who should play Finnick Odair, the”muscular, tan, bronze-haired” tribute who is described as being perfectly handsome.
“I thought about that a lot and have cast [Finnick] in my head over and over again,” pondered Coupe. “Oliver Jackson-Cohen — he’s gorgeous, British, and just a gorgeous man. He would be amazing. He looks like [Finnick].”
What do you think about Eliza as Johanna and her choice for Finnick?