Actress Jena Malone says on Instagram that she was sexually assaulted during the filming of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. “I wish it wasn’t associated with such a traumatic event for me,” she writes.
It was during Wednesday that the actress Jena Malone, in a post on Instagram, recalled her feelings after finishing the filming of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in France:
“Even though this time in Paris was extremely difficult for me, I was breaking up with someone and also being sexually assaulted by someone I had worked with, I was so full of gratitude for this project, the people I got to know through it and the fantastic role I got to play. A swirling mix of emotions that I haven’t learned to sort through until now. I wish it wasn’t associated with such a traumatic event for me,” she writes.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is the fourth and final part of The Hunger Gamesseries. The film came out in 2015, but in her post, Malone says that it is only now that she can be happy about her participation:
“It has been difficult to talk about The Hunger Games and [karaktären] Johanna Mason without feeling the sharpness of that time but I’m ready to go through it and regain the joy and accomplishment I felt. Lots of love to you survivors out there. The process is so slow and non-linear,” she writes.
Colleague: “I’m speechless”
Many followers and colleagues have reacted strongly to Malone’s post, including actress Willow Shields who played Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games– the movies:
“This post leaves me speechless. I understand and hope you are okay Jena, even if the process is so slow,” she writes.
Malone’s make-up artist during the films, Nikoletta Skarlatos, writes that she is “appalled and disgusted” by the discovery that the actress was sexually assaulted during the filming:
“I am so sorry to hear this, I wish I had known. I am always here for you, ALWAYS. I love you so much, always have. It breaks my heart.”