Donald Sutherland hadn’t heard of the book series when he read the script for “The Hunger Games,” which is why he was surprised when his dermatologist got so excited. But, of course, her dermatologist’s reaction mirrored that of many, many moviegoers around the world, and the film series became a hit. The film’s success brought something unexpected for Sutherland: younger fans.
During the Variety interview, Sutherland explained that he started getting stopped in public by teenage girls who wanted a picture with him — and, because the actor is 6’2″, they often had to stand on a chair to be more level with the actor. . Sutherland continued: “Usually, just before the picture is taken, the young woman will say, ‘Why do you look so mean?'”
Of course, the villainous persona may be what the fan is looking for, seeing how that aligns with President Snow’s villainous status – even if Sutherland doesn’t see him as a clearly defined villain. Describing his approach to the character, Sutherland said, “He doesn’t kill anyone…unless it’s essential. He maintains tight control, but he is not a war criminal like so many presidents and people around the world who have killed millions.