Leven Rambin has a new interview with Teen Vogue, in which she talks about how she’s a tomboy, why girls resonate with the Hunger Games, and what her role in the new Percy Jackson movie entails.
When she talks about the Percy Jackson sequel and her character, she says, “I play Clarisse La Rue, who's the opposite of Kim and any character I've played. She's the daughter of Ares, the God of War; she's a bully and she's mean, tough, and smart. She doesn't let anyone get in her way, and if you are in her way, she'll squash you like a bug. She sees Percy as a threat and goes after him."
She’s also asked if she gravitates towards smart and tough women, and Rambin replies, “I'm lucky that people have written these cool, strong roles for young women. They've managed to picture me in that vein, and I'm happy because I've never been the damsel in distress. I've never been the wilting flower. I've never been the girl who's subservient to a man. It's been difficult to find roles that are independent, strong, and self-assured; I always say I can't play the princess. I'm not a pretty princess! I'm a tomboy."
She also explains that that’s the reason the Hunger Games has resonated with so many young girls, adding, “Katniss is a great example of this wave of strong young women. Jennifer Lawrence has strength, confidence, and self-assurance, and it's important to young people who idolize her."