It’s a good read, and important.
Yes, this is important. Thanks, Lionsgate.
Whether Katniss is supposed to be mixed POC is debatable, but it seems very likely she is. She is definitely a role POC shouldn’t be barred from playing, thanks to her description. The casting call for the Hunger Games came out recently. Did it ask for someone dark haired, or olive skinned? No. It did, however, specify Caucasian.
- 15 to 20 years old
- “underfed but strong”
- “naturally pretty underneath her tomboyishness”
At the very least, Katniss’s role should be open ethnicity. Barring talented PoC women from the role is inexcusable.