Jena Malone dropped F-bombs and stripped naked while playing Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but off screen she has a hobby that taps into her quieter side: photography.
“Basically, it’s just about control,” she says in the February issue of Foam magazine. “When I’m acting, I’m just one of the variables, but [with photography] I get to figure out everything: the props, the setting, the tone, the texture.”
Having artistic outlets is important to the star who also shared: “I can’t really control my creative impulses; I just have to follow and respect them.”
One thing she does control? Her life inside the Hollywood bubble—something she’s been dealing with since she was very young. But unlike many child stars she says she avoided a lot of the celebrity pitfalls thanks to her strong will. “I never let anyone tell me what I should be doing,” she says. “I think that was the thing that kept me normal.”
The February issue of the mag hits newsstands Jan. 14.
BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Star Trek into Darkness
Magazine Scans > Cosmopolitan – November 2013