11/04/2013 09:44 am ET Updated 4 days ago

'Stepmom' Actress Jena Malone Is All Grown Up

Remember teenage Jena Malone from 1998's tear jerker, "Stepmom?" That was then:

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Fast forward 15 years later -- Malone is all grown up and a bonafide movie star!

The actress, 28, appears in next month's young adult juggernaut "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Malone joined castmates for a press event at Cherry Hill Mall in New Jersey on Nov. 3, looking every bit as feisty as her District 7 character, Johanna Mason.

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She wore a chic sheer blouse and futuristic printed mini to the event, which included an exclamation-filled Q&A session with fans. Malone finished off her look with funky pumps and a cropped blond bob.

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jena malone

Watch out, Katniss!