casting catching fire

Acting, for me, is not an end in itself. It’s more a means to asking the questions I’m obsessed with about life. There are some great opportunities as an actor to answer those questions, to make yourself vulnerable, to empathize with people in terms of these characters you have to play, to justify their actions and their desires. It’s a way of understanding myself and understanding other people better.

I don’t want to cry. Everyone will make note of my tears and I’ll be marked as an easy target. A weakling. I will give no one that satisfaction.
—  Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games