New Smyrna resident to appear in Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

click to enlarge New Smyrna resident to appear in Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
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One Florida man is saying goodbye to the Sunshine State and hello to District 12. 

New Smyrna Beach native Bradley Bowen will appear uncredited as a C151 Capitol Resident in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.  Bowen, 44, hasn't always been in show business. Two years ago, after a long career in construction, he decided to pursue his dream of acting.

“I felt that I had always played different roles in my life, including husband and father, which I loved. Unfortunately, I also found myself often playing the role of happy employee, pretending to like a job I actually despised,” Bowen said. “The silver lining is that this made the transition into acting feel very natural.” 

To gain experience, Bowen took seminars and appeared in student films.

Since starting his acting career two years ago, Bowen has appeared in blockbuster movies like Furious Seven  Divergent Series: Insurgent, and Ant-Man

You can see Bowen, along with Hunger Games series staples Katniss and Peeta, when the film hits theaters this November. 

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