Donald Sutherland on 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'

The actor reprises his role as evil dictator, President Snow, in the third 'Hunger Games' movie.
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Transcript for Donald Sutherland on 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'
Nine days until the hung er games: Mocking jay part 1. And they take over times square, all the stars will be here. But begins, the president. President snow, Donald Sutherland. Take a look. President snow, it's katniss. I don't imagine you're calling to thank me for the roses. I never asked for this. I just wanted to save my sister. And keep peeta alive. I told you what a fragile thing peace was. And still like a child, you took pleasure in breaking it. It's the things we love most. That destroy us. Wow. You are very scary in this movie. Just doing my job. In a very, very creepy, delicious way. In fact, Francis Lawrence, the director said that you have been sort of a nine in terms of evil, and by the time we get through this movie and the next, that you are at an 11. How is that for your ratcheting it up? I think he's a really good guy. I really do. President snow? He's misunderstood. Francis is a very good guy. President snow is not misunderstood. He runs a totalitarian state. He's an oligarch. We have them here. Yep. True, true. In the film, you're head-to-head with katniss, the one and only Jennifer Lawrence. Talk to us about the experience of working with her on this, the third film, installment. It's just been a continuum, the same from the very begin. She's a genius, the child. She's a genius. She tells the truth from inside herself and delivers it. That's why, she was -- Susan Colins wrote the wonderful books, but Jennifer catches it it's fantastic. Nnkts a recent interview, you pretty much lobbied for the role of president snow. I don't think that actually expresses it. I asked for it. But I didn't lobby. They -- my agent sneaked me scripts from from time to time. Because I like to read them. And they sent me this one. And I just wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to end my life being part of something that I thought would maybe catalyze and revolutionize young people. Because they have been so dormant. And this election, it was the lowest -- lowest voter representation in 72 years. Young people have to get out. You have to get out and change things. You really do. And it's up to you. We've wrecked this world and if you're going to fix it, you have to do it now. And do you feel like you're in playing this character? Is that -- I don't know, does it move you in some way that you will miss deeply as we move toward the last installment? Working with Jennifer and Francis, and Nina Jacobson -- Reading the lines. This is a call to arms. But if I can just see young people catalyzed and going to the voting booth and having some kind of a revolutionary movement. Not an armed revolutionary movement, but a revolutionary movement to change things up. President snow has spoken. Listen up, everybody. And the film is direct. Donald Sutherland, thank you so much for being with us. Everybody, the hunger games: Mockingjay part 1 opens Friday, November 21st. Thank you so much.

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