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Comedian and actress Rebel Wilson has revealed that she took a meeting for a role in either Catching Fire or Mockingjay.

Speaking with Buzzfeed, the interviewer unintentionally uncovered the nugget when the discussion turned to The Hunger Games star and recent Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence:

Ah, so you’re a J.Law fan?

RW: Yeah, yeah, and I’ve met her. I met her at a party and she was super-duper nice. She’s really quite tall. Which I found — I don’t know if you get that impression when you see her in movies, but she’s quite tall. Yeah, and she’s just really nice and I love The Hunger Games and I can’t wait for the new one to come out.

Ooh, would we ever see you in a role in The Hunger Games?

RW: Um, seriously, I have had a meeting about being in The Hunger Games. Yes.

Oh! In what district?

RW: It was one of the people in the capitol. That’s all I’ll say.

That would be good. That’s a good choice.

RW: Yeah, because there aren’t a lot of roles open, because they’ve all already been cast, but that would be awesome. I’d love to be in The Hunger Games.

Wilson was speaking in the present tense about the role, which may imply the part is in Mockingjay Part 1 or Mockingjay Part 2.

One of the roles we could imagine being available in the Capitol would be Tigris. As outlined in the Mockingjay section of our The Hunger Games Hub, she’s a former stylist who now owns a shop in the Capitol. “She clearly harbors ill feelings toward the Capitol because they replaced her. She has such extreme body modifications that she looks like a human tiger with stripes on her face and whiskers.”

The sheer popularity of The Hunger Games means lots of actors and actresses are likely applying for roles, so at this point there’s a small shot she’ll get the part.

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    Please no main parts! Please! I love Rebel, and I love this series, but I just don’t see her in this. But it would be cool if she was in the background or something.

  • Gary65

    You know, I really don’t think we should write her off until she tries it. You’d think coimedians don’t make good serious actors but I loved Catherine Tate in Dr. Who and she ran rings around some of the show’s staples(*cough*Billie Piper*cough*). Obviously, there aren’t any big roles open but I really don’t see anything wrong with a minor role like Tigris. If she can pull it off, why not?

    • http://twitter.com/clariclaudia13 Claudia Guinansaca

      my thoughts exactly!

    • Edohiguma

      Yeah, should be fun seeing a stranded whale trying to do action. Even if it’s just the laughable pseudo action of that racially white washed rip-off of Battle Royale.

      As for Tate, yeah… RTD gave us the worst Dr Who season with her. Bouncing Daleks? Yeah right. And the whole Doctor-Donna thing? Yeah… whatever RTD smoked he should probably stop with it before he ruins even more. Oh wait, too late. He already slaughtered Torchwood as well. Whoops.

      • Gary65

        LOL you trolls amuse me. Anyone who’s actually read THG knows Tigris doesn’t see any action. And I don’t see how not being skinny means you can’t do action.

      • Hi

        You speak the truth, young padawan.

      • http://twitter.com/CGuyOne Claudio Catino

        Shut up, that season was awesome. And Torchwood: Miracle Day was critically praised. You fail.

    • Strumchick

      I like Catherine Tate, but DON’T HATE ON THE BAD WOLF! She will blow your house down!

      • Gary65

        Oh come on. You’re not actually suggesting that you watched “Turn Left” & thought BP did a better job than CT??? I remember watching it and being so underwhlemed by her return. Donna’s story was just too good & Catherine Tate did an amazing job.

  • Jill

    If she played Tigris then I could maybe see it but I’ve never ever been a Rebel Wilson fan. I tend to just call her Fat Amy. I just hope not. Everyone deserves a fair chance though.

  • Wilma

    YES! As soon as I saw her picture and the word Hunger Games attached to each other, I thought Tigris. I can see that in my mind right now, and it looks awesome.

  • Katy Griffith

    I was thinking she would be more along the lines of one of the stylists…Venia or Ocavia. pictured Tigris as really tall and skinny.

    • http://twitter.com/TokoMasho Matthew Potter

      I was thinking Octavia as well!

      • Jason

        Those roles are already cast…

    • Chicken

      Venia and Octavia are already casted, even though they weren’t really prominent in the first movie.

  • ravenclaw1991

    Dunno who she even is.. She seems like she could fit though, just give her some odd hair and make up and perfect!

    • http://twitter.com/wertzie83 Jessica

      She’s in the movie Pitch Perfect.

  • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

    Put her in everything.

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    It might not be as “small” of a shot as one would think. She’s becoming A List pretty fast and there’s a lot of interest in her with her demographic after the success of Pitch Perfect. I bet she’ll land this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ron.swanson.378 Ron Swanson

      I think you may need to re-adjust your definition of “A-List”

  • Jason

    I thought Tigris was old…? Maybe she can play the Capitol woman Katniss kills, lol.

    • Jason

      “Tigris had her face stretched and tattooed with black and gold tiger stripes, her nose was flattened until it barely exists forming a short snout. Although Katniss says her age has made her skin wrinkly. She also has surgically implanted whiskers, but are longer than anyone else’s in the Capitol, as well as what Katniss described to be tawny eyes and a tiger’s tail. She acts much like a tiger in the sense that she moves similar to a cat, moves her tail when she gets angered, eats only raw meat, and growls. “

  • Chicken

    I think she’d be great for the role of Fulvia Cardew, Plutarch’s assistant.

  • Edohiguma

    A little hunger wouldn’t hurt her.

    • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

      Really witty.

  • Katie F.

    I assume she’ll be the girl in Mockingjay with the implanted cat whiskers who lets them live in her shop. I forget her name. I think that she would actually be good in that part!

  • http://twitter.com/CGuyOne Claudio Catino

    Please don’t be Coin, please don’t be Coin…Oh wait, one of the people in the Capitol. That makes a lot more sense.

  • Glaciusx

    It would be hilarious if she played Tigris.

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