Honestly, we forgot how much we love creepy, conniving President Snow.
In this exclusive, never-seen deleted scene from the first installment of The Hunger Games — which will be included in The Complete 4-Film Collection being released later this month — we’re reminded what a diabolical dictator he really is.
Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley), he of the crazy beard, has quite the swing in his step as he visits Snow (Donald Sutherland) in his rose garden. After all, the unimaginable has happened: a girl from one of the higher-numbered districts has caught the eye of the public, and they’ve given her a nickname, “Girl on Fire.” Crane thinks he’s about to get a pat on the back. Ha!
Snow is disgusted and chides Crane for rooting for the underdog before he begins to describe his visits to Districts 10, 11, and Katniss’s roost, 12.
“Lots of underdogs. Lots of coal, too. They grow crops, minerals, things we need,” Snow explains. “And I think if you could see them, you would not root for them either.”
And then, just to deflate Crane even further, sinister Snow adds, “I like you. Be careful.”
Since you’ve almost definitely seen the movie already several times over, you know that was probably a warning Crane could’ve used. But, he didn’t get it — this was a deleted scene, remember? — and we all know how that worked out for him.
There will be more unseen goodies in store when The Hunger Games: The Complete 4-Film Collection arrives on Digital HD on Tuesday and Blu-ray on March 22.