‘Happy Endings’ Star Eliza Coupe: I Want to Play Johanna Mason in ‘Catching Fire’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Eliza Coupe, best known for playing Jane on Happy Endings, is a huge Hunger Games fan. When Celebuzz talked with the leggy blonde Thursday in Los Angeles about her hit ABC show, she also told us she is dying to star in Catching Fire, the second film of the HG series.
“I’ve read all the books, I’m obsessed,” Coupe, 31, told us. “I wanted to be in the second ‘Hunger Games’ so bad as Johanna Mason.”
So is she going in to audition?
“We’re filming at the exact same time, so I can’t — I say that like it’s an option,” laughed Eliza. “I’m sure they don’t even know who I am!”
Johanna Mason is the female Hunger Games victor from District 7. She’s described as having “spiky hair and wide-set brown eyes” and is older than Katniss. She’s got a tough girl attitude and is stronger and more cunning than one would think.
Too bad — Eliza would have been perfect!
Since Coupe is such a die hard fan, we also asked her who should play Finnick Odair, the”muscular, tan, bronze-haired” tribute who is described as being perfectly handsome.
“I thought about that a lot and have cast [Finnick] in my head over and over again,” pondered Coupe. “Oliver Jackson-Cohen — he’s gorgeous, British, and just a gorgeous man. He would be amazing. He looks like [Finnick].”
Also, Eliza threw her support behind Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, who is rumored to be in the funning.
“He is cute,” Coupe confessed. “He would be good!”
Celebuzz has much more from Eliza and the entire Happy Endings cast so be sure to come back for scoop on the new season!