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Ever since starring as an angry little girl in Stepmom, Jena Malone has played ... angry young women. The latest is Johanna Mason, the ax-swinging tribute from District 7, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Vulture spoke to the actress, who swears she's upbeat in real life, about auditioning for the role (she was "frothing at the mouth"), stripping down in an elevator, and her less beloved action movie, Sucker Punch.Congrats on your huge opening weekend. Did [producer] Nina Jacobson or [director] Francis Lawrence start an e-mail chain to the cast congratulating you guys?No, they sent a really beautiful vintage bottle of Champagne, which I think is far better than an email chain any day. [Laughs.] Yes, I’d say so. Francis has said that a lot of the actresses who auditioned for Johanna just came in and played her as a bitchy girl, but that you came in and seemed »

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