The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Casts Its Castor and Pollux
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
Who are Castor and Pollux, and what classic ’90s children’s series might you recognize one of these new Mockingjay actors from? Hit the jump for to find out.
The Hunger Games‘ official Twitter account tweeted that Wes Chatham and Elden Henson are the newest actors to play Mockingjay characters whom no one really remembers without looking it up in the Hunger Games wiki first. (No? Just me? I only read the books once several years ago, so maybe that’s why my first response to “Commander Paylor and Commander Lyme have been cast!” was “Who?”) Castor and Pollux, brothers like their Greek mythology counterparts, are cameramen who work for propaganda film whiz Cressida, played by Natalie Dormer. Pollux is an Avox, meaning his tongue was cut out because of some unspecified offense he committed against the Capitol.
I can definitely see the family resemblance. As for that ’90s series I teased, if Hensen looks familiar it might be because he was resident bad boy hockey player Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy. He’s been in a lot of things since, but look, it’s The Mighty Ducks that I’m going to recognize him from. That series has a special place in my heart. It’s the one that taught me Iceland is very green! But Greenland is full of ice!
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