Neither was she said to be “light-skinned”. Also, just because her mother and sister are blonde-haired, blue-eyed and, as you assumed, light-skinned, doesn’t mean Katniss will share the same physical trait.
She was described as having olive skin-tone, which I imagined looked like a light-brown skin tone. She also had black hair, short in stature and was malnourished.
All I’m saying is, as I was reading the book, I was imagining a female person of color as a face of a nationwide revolution against an oppressive government. That’s pretty rare compared to white-skinned leads that I see/read in today’s media. It was just something new and unique to me; to see this character’s journey.
I might have had a different expectation of what they were going to do in the movie and I might have had a different interpretation of the character. So when I heard that a white actress received the part, I was pretty disappointed. But I didn’t entirely hate their choice. I was glad that it went a great actress like Jennifer Lawrence.
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