‘Hunger Games’ assault: Has Jena Malone revealed the nude truth?
Sometimes reality goes way further than fiction, which is terrible when we talk about abuse. This was the case of Jena Malone, who got sexually assaulted while filming the second part of Hunger Games: Mockingjay, here’s all you need to know. Malone is a talented American actor and musician who has starred in films such as Contact, Donnie Darko, Stepmom, and The Hunger Games series.
Aside from acting Malone makes music and has also released her own albums titled Renegade & Adept, which have received critical acclaim. Malone is also an advocate for animal rights and has been involved in many campaigns to help animals in need. Yet, by speaking up about her terrible sexual assault experience she’s also making an important job in terms of visibility regarding violence towards women.
It’s impressive what a huge impact a simple instagram post can generate. One of the advantages of this century is the fact that everyone of us can have our own communication channels to expose our feelings. Although years have gone by since the premiere of the film, those kinds of abuses should never go unnoticed, especially when it comes to such a violent industry like the cinematic one.
The instagram post
International women’s day is right around the corner, however, despite the date, we should always be pointing out abuses and be ready for these conversations. However, opening up about these traumatic experiences can be hard, for this reason, Jena Malone took some years to finally share this experience. The actress gave her followers a “trigger warning” alongside a photo of herself in a wheat field.
The picture was taken right after wrapping The Hunger Games second part, directed by Francis Lawrence (2015).“This photo was taken right after I wrapped mocking Jay part two and I had to say goodbye to everyone on set,” was her caption. She also shared to be crying because her time filming in Paris “was extremely hard” since she had a “bad” breakup and had been “sexually assaulted”.
A sexual assault is never something to be happy about, yet, it’s hard to think that this happened with someone related to her. “I wish it wasn’t tied to such a traumatic event for me but that is the real wildness of life I guess.” That’s another fierce quote Malone mentioned, which is hard to contrast with all the positive feeling of finishing a project. Malone described this as “A swirling mix of emotions.”
What ‘s next?
This is a question we should all be posing to ourselves, not only regarding Malon’s case, since this is something that happens daily to all women with no exception. The Sucker Punch actress has mentioned to have worked hard looking to heal & learn through restorative justice. This means that far from simply canceling the aggressor we should be thinking on ways to repair the damage.
Another impacting quote from Malone was “how to make peace with the person who violated me and make peace with myself.” It’s entirely admirable and speaks of a strong personality to try to find peace with someone that harmed you, yet, it’s also part of understanding that this comes from a bigger structure. Yet, the actress has mentioned how hard it still is for her to speak about her role in the movie.
“Lots of love to you survivors out there.” Maybe love is all we have left after an experience like this one which, according to the actress, is a slow and non linear process. Malone also asked her followers to DM her if someone needed to be heard, yet we do need to understand and point out that sexual assault towards women is a systemic issue.