Lionsgate has just announced that actress Patina Miller has been cast as Commander Paylor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay! To those of you not sure, Paylor is the commander in District 8.
She looks young to be a commander. Early thirties. But there’s an authoritative tone to her voice that makes you feel her appointment wasn’t arbitrary. Beside her, in my spanking-new outfit, scrubbed and shiny, I feel like a recently hatched chick, untested and only just learning how to navigate the world.