In The Hunger Games Career Tributes are known for being able to take care of themselves. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Leven Rambin connected with Glimmer and her Chasing Mavericks persona in that she, too, is a strong, independent female.
Here’s some of what she had to say:
It seems like you gravitate toward playing women who are both physically and emotionally strong. Why is that important to you?
“I’m lucky that people have written these cool, strong roles for young women. They’ve managed to picture me in that vein, and I’m happy because I’ve never been the damsel in distress. I’ve never been the wilting flower. I’ve never been the girl who’s subservient to a man. It’s been difficult to find roles that are independent, strong, and self-assured; I always say I can’t play the princess. I’m not a pretty princess! I’m a tomboy.”
Do you think this is why The Hunger Games resonated with so many girls?
“Exactly. Katniss is a great example of this wave of strong young women. Jennifer Lawrence has strength, confidence, and self-assurance, and it’s important to young people who idolize her.”
Read the full interview here.
Not only did we get some insight into Leven’s connection to her characters, but we also got her thoughts on what’s so great about our heroine, Katniss. Do you agree with Leven? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Teen Vogue