“When you first meet her, she’s got enemy written all over her,” Jena Malone recently told us about Johanna, the character she plays in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. “She’s violent and sexual and caustic and nefarious. But she has a big arch of friend or foe. But she’s fierce. What I really wanted to explore with her was learning anger. Anger has to be so genuine or it feels so fake, like a fake sneeze. So, the first week of shooting, I didn’t talk to anyone. I needed to have this intimidation factor. I had all this energy surging through me. She almost killed me. A month and a half in, I learned how to turn her off, but at first she was dangerous.”
Another way the 29-year-old actor blew off steam on the set of the blockbuster sequel was by indulging in one of her other passions, photography. Malone, who has her own website dedicated to displaying her photos, was kind enough to share some pictures she took from the Catching Fire set. But don’t expect any goofy selfies with Jennifer Lawerence, though. When Malone gets behind the lens, she doesn’t mess around.