The trailer for the latest installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise features a familiar face, 2013 Tony Award Winner, Patina Miller (Pippin).
Reprising her role from the previous film, Miller portrays ‘Commander Paylor’ in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2”. In the book, her character is a military leader who is a valuable part of the rebels cause. She rises to lead them and is seen in the film trailer giving a call to action before advancing on the enemy.
These films about a dystopian future and the revolution that takes place in the name of justice has been consistent in featuring characters from all backgrounds in various levels of status and authority. Furthermore, the theme of banding together to combat forces that are mistreating, dehumanizing, and oppressing the masses with their years-old power structures is something that is not at all reserved for fiction. Miller’s role in this story is one of great inspiration as more and more leaders are being called to stand up and speak out in anyway they can against the powers that be who are killing the innocent and obstructing freedom.
Patina Miller has thrilled audiences with her performances on stage in the West End and Broadway production of Sister Act as well as the Central Park production of Hair. Miller can also be seen in the CBS political drama, “Madame Secretary.”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2” arrives in theaters November 20. See Patina Miller in the latest trailer below!