I thought those prominent eyebrows looked familiar!
Sharp-sighted Hunger Games fans may have noticed that President Snow appears with a new face at his side for Mockingjay, Part 1 — which is set to rake in more than $400M globally this week.
Sarita Choudhury, most famously known for Mississippi Masala and later for episodes of The Good Wife and Homeland, stars as Egeria — a character that doesn’t appear in the original books by Suzanne Collins, but features as the Capitol’s Minister of Affairs and a member of Snow’s Presidential Board. A bit of insight into the naming of Egeria from Slate:
According to mythology, Egeria was a nymph who served as a divine counselor to the second king of Rome — her name has become eponymous for a female adviser. In the movie, she serves as a speechwriter and adviser for President Snow.
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