Congrats to Paula Malcomson, whom most of you should know from the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, because she just landed the role of Jennifer Lawrence and recently cast Willow Shield's onscreen mother in The Hunger Games.
Even though some would beg to differ on how huge of a name Malcomson is, we are intrigued that Lionsgate is finally starting to semi-stick to casting by the book.
Especially because they picked an actress who can cry so expertly on cue!
This is beyond perfect since in the books Katniss and Prims' mom is grieving the loss of her husband. Those talented waterworks will sure come in handy, lady!
Malcomson's character is also pretty paranoid when it comes to her daughters, constantly living in fear that they, too, will leave her and die in the dangerous Hunger Games.
We have pure and utter faith that Paula will rock this role, even though some people will try to drag her amazing talents down as B-list.
It's no surprise, though, because she's in great professional company—no-name newbies included.
That casting team must be waiting to pull out the big, top of the A-list guns for Haymitch. There's no other logical explanation.
That's who we are all going to see. Well, we'll also be ready to get annoyed at how not on point the flick is with the series.
Bombs—and tissues—away, mommy Paula!