LONDON – He may be a fearsome dictator, but President Snow wasn't able to keep several of his “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” scenes from hitting the cutting room floor.
“There was more of me in this movie,” Donald Sutherland told us at the London press day for the upcoming sequel. “But we cut it out because it didn't really…it was a scene with Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] particularly…and the scenes with my assistant. Because they didn't relate directly to Katniss. And this movie is seen from Katniss's point of view.”
Sutherland seemed particularly disappointed by the excision of the scene he shot with Hutcherson.
“I love the scene with Peeta,” he said. “It just didn't fit with their paradigm. …It wasn't evident when we wrote it, it was a lovely scene. Just lovely. At the end of it…Peeta said 'so you're asking me to say all these things.' And [President Snow] said, 'you have everything right except one detail. I'm not asking.'”
For more on the deleted scenes, check out the clip above. You can watch the full interview below.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” hits theaters on November 21.