“So much was the rage at the injustice that I felt”: Jennifer Lawrence’s Co-star Started Throwing Stones in Anger After Watching a Powerful Movie, Wanted ‘The Hunger Games’ to Have a Similar Effect on Fans

"So much was the rage at the injustice that I felt": Jennifer Lawrence's Co-star Started Throwing Stones in Anger After Watching a Powerful Movie, Wanted 'The Hunger Games' to Have a Similar Effect on Fans
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Donald Sutherland starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the critically and commercially successful The Hunger Games film series. President Coriolanus Snow is a significant character from the series and Sutherland made an immense contribution to the cinematic version of him. However, Sutherland wanted the young fans to develop a certain emotion for the film series that arose in him when he saw a Stanley Kubrick film.

Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games has been a major pop culture phenomenon since the books by Suzanne Collins made a huge name. Further, the Jennifer Lawrence movie popularized the story of Katniss Everdeen to both the fans of cinema and books. Besides the interesting sci-fi dystopian adventure drama, the film series also boasts many underlying themes and messages.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s co-star felt a strong sense of emotion after watching a certain movie

Jennifer Lawrence with Donald Sutherland
Jennifer Lawrence with Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland spoke about the power of cinema and admitted that people often don’t understand it fully. He elaborated on an incident from his childhood and more precisely, the effect of a certain movie that brought out his deepest emotions.

The Dirty Dozen actor explained how Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory helped him in bringing out his emotions. Even though, fans don’t know about this movie as much as The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, or 2001: A Space Odyssey, it is a critically acclaimed piece of art. According to Sutherland’s interview with The Guardian, he was 15 when he saw the movie for the first time and it raised a feeling of rage in him.

“When I came out of that movie I was grabbing stones, pieces of gravel, anything, and throwing them at the street, so much was the rage at the injustice that I felt.”

Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mockingjay co-star has always been vocal about his opinions and has also discussed how Suzanne Collins’ works have commentary on various things. The M*A*S*H actor hoped for the younger audience of the film series to feel the same range of emotions that he felt while watching Paths of Glory. 


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What does Donald Sutherland hope from The Hunger Games fans?

The Hunger Games
The cast of The Hunger Games

Looks like Donald Sutherland wanted the young fans to take more from the movies and wanted a similar effect on the fans that the Kubrick movie had on him.

“It just puts things out in the light and lets you have a look at it. And if you take from it what I hope you will take from it, it will make you think a little more pungently about the political environment you live in and not be complacent.”

Sutherland added that fans should get motivated to bring changes into society after watching the Jennifer Lawrence movies.


“They might create a third party. They might change the electoral process, they might be able to take over the government, change the tax system.”

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Even though we might not agree that the movie brought changes among the masses on such an exorbitant level, it did have an impact on the audience. The popularity of the first movie spawned 3 successful sequels based on the novels. Presently, a prequel titled The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is set to release this year on November 17.

All the movies from The Hunger Games film series can be rented on Apple TV+.


Source: The Guardian


Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.