It is hard to deny the talent of Julianne Moore. The actress is capable of excelling at any role and situation she is placed into. She can be powerful and steadfast, and she can seem vulnerable and lost. She has a remarkable gift for balancing out any emotion, and doing so in a fully believable way. And it is that versatility that most likely landed her the role of President Alma Coin in the forthcoming Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay. It is nice to see the addition of a genuine, strong, driven woman into this series that, at its core, is driven by a genuine, strong, driven woman. Art imitating life imitating art.
What it great is, Julianne Moore is one of those actresses who plays strong women with such conviction, you don’t feel like you are watching someone act. You just feel like you are watching someone exist, and that credibility will be essential in Julianne Moore’s role as Alma Coin because, without saying too much, Coin is crucial in the evolution of the film’s lead, Katniss Everdeen, and just how strong and empowered she becomes by the end of the series. We will not spoil anything for you if you are not familiar with the YA book series, but this is truly a case of perfect casting.
Don’t hold your breath for Moore’s version of Alma Coin, though, because the Mockingjay films (and yes, they are being split into two movies) will not be seeing the light of day until 2014 and 2015 respectively, which right now, sound like a lifetime away.