All around emotional, fierce, passionate, and rebellious girl from District 12.
Pop Culture Q&A with Katniss
Me: Excited to have you here, Katniss.
Katniss (eyeing me critically): You’re no Caesar Flickerman.
Me: Well, I like my hair its natural color, and eye-watering hues aren’t my first choice when it comes to clothes. I hope I can make up for that by the caliber of my questions.
Katniss: As long as you don’t badger me about The Hunger Games or being in love with Peeta.
Me: My lips are sealed on that. Anyway, super interested to hear your opinion on things. To start off, who’s your favorite heroine from a movie?
Katniss: Black Widow. She kicks butt and doesn’t let anyone push her around. Plus I’m really jealous of her black leather. It’s so awesome.
Me: I’m not a bit surprised. About any of that. What’s your favorite genre to read?
Me: Care to expound?
Katniss: The good guys win in the end. There’s hope even though people die and things are terrible for a while. The only think I don’t like is the fair damsel in distress. So clichéd it makes me want to poke my eyes out.
Me: Fantasy is prone to its share of clichés, but it’s still a fantastic genre. Easily my favorite to read as well. On the subject of favorites, who’s your favorite hero and what’s the reason?
Katniss: That’s easy. Sam Gamgee. I admire his loyalty and bravery. He’s so kind and gentle, not a fighter but a healer. And the way he sticks by Frodo even when Frodo doesn’t deserve it. How can you not love him?
Me: Yes! Sam is one of the best. Let’s go in the other direction now. Who’s a character you absolutely loathe?
Katniss: Voldemort. He’s evil and creepy and a jerk. I hate him.
Me: That certainly explains it. You’re not alone in that opinion, either. Time to switch gears. Favorite pop song?
Katniss: That’s not fair. I can’t pick one favorite.
Me: What’s one of your top songs, then?
Katniss (after cocking her head in thought): Roar by Katy Perry. I can relate to it and I like the words.
Me: Good choice. I won’t ask you to pick a favorite this time, but who’s one artist or band you enjoy listening to?
Katniss: Kelly Clarkson. She’s got fire and passion, and her lyrics are great. They really hit home with me.
Me: Great choice again. Say you have the chance to attend a special gala in Hollywood. Which actor would you want to escort you?
Katniss: Chris Hemsworth. He’s hot, and his muscles…have you seen them?
Me: Well, can’t argue with that choice, and yes, he’s definitely ripped. So, I’m curious, what could you not live without: music, movies, or books?
Katniss: Music, definitely. I’d go crazy if I couldn’t listen to songs whenever I wanted.
Me: Mmhhm. Not being able to listen to music would be awful. But books and movies are both amazing, too. Which leads to my next question. Would you rather spend a gray, rainy day watching a movie, maybe even a marathon, or curled up reading a book?
Katniss: You like asking hard questions, don’t you?
Me: Hard questions make for interesting answers.
Katniss: That sounds like something Caesar would say. Anyway, I’d say…huh. I guess I’d pick reading. Yeah, that’s my answer.
Me: I approve. Nothing quite like a good book on a dreary day. Now here’s a bit of a personal question. Have you ever had a crush on an actor?
Katniss: Of course I have.
Me: May I ask whom?
Katniss: You really are sounding like Caesar. Um, let’s see. Andrew Garfield. Zac Efron. Chris Pine. Freddie Highmore. Daniel Radcliffe. Chris Hemsworth obviously.
Me: Wow, okay. Now for a fun change of pace. Would you rather fly a spaceship or ride a dragon?
Katniss: Oohhhh. They both sound amazing. I think I’d pick the dragon, though. How many people can say they’ve done that? It would be terrifying, but in a good way.
Me: Yeah, talk about an adrenaline-filled experience. Now, this could be controversial, but who do you think should play the 13th reincarnation Doctor?
Katniss: Hayley Atwell. It’s time for a female Doctor, and she’d do a great job.
Me: Interesting choice. If the Doctor does end up as a female, I think she’s a good choice as well. We’re almost out of time. Final few questions. What’s been your favorite movie so far this year?
Katniss: I really liked the new Jason Bourne movie.
Me: I still need to watch that.
Katniss: You totally do. Action everywhere. It’s the best.
Me: It’s on my list. Okay, next. What’s your favorite TV show currently?
Katniss: You and your hard questions. If I *have* to pick one, I’ll say The Walking Dead. It’s so intense.
Me: Well, zombies. Can’t expect anything else. And final question. You wake up tomorrow and can live in any story you want for an entire year. Which story do you choose?
Katniss (thoughtful): Let’s see. Not somewhere too dangerous. Definitely not somewhere with an evil tyrant ruling everything. Honestly, I’d want somewhere calm and peaceful.
Me: I’m not sure that’s possible, at least completely. There’s always some drama happening.
Katniss: I know. It sucks. *sighs* I guess I’ll pick…ooohh, wait. I know. Sherlock. That would be so cool. It’s dangerous, but with Sherlock and Watson around I’d be fine. Plus I want to see how he solves crimes and does all his brilliant, crazy things.
Me: Sounds perfect to me. Great having you, Katniss. It was fun.
What pop culture question would you ask Katniss? I’d love to hear your thoughts here or on social media.