Jena Malone was sexually assaulted while filming final ‘Hunger Games’ movie

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Jena Malone revealed that she was “sexually assaulted” while filming “Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.”

The actress, 38, gave her followers a “trigger warning” alongside a photo of herself in a wheat field after wrapping the Francis Lawrence-directed film in 2015.

“This photo was taken right after I wrapped mocking Jay part two and I had to say goodbye to everyone on set,” she captioned the Instagram post on Tuesday.

“We were shooting in a beautiful estate in the countryside of France and I asked the driver to let me out in this field so I could cry and capture this moment.”

Jena Malone in a wheat field.
Malone shared her traumatic story alongside a photo of herself in a wheat field.
A still of Jena Malone and Jennifer Lawrence from "Hunger Games."
The actress said the sexual assault happened by someone she worked with in the film “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”

Malone — who played tribute Johanna Mason in the series — said her time filming in Paris “was extremely hard” as she was going through a “bad” breakup and had been “sexually assaulted” by someone she worked with.

“I was so full of gratitude for this project, the people I became close with and this amazing part I got to play,” she continued. “A swirling mix of emotions im only now just learning to sort thru [sic]. I wish it wasn’t tied to such a traumatic event for me but that is the real wildness of life I guess.”

The “Sucker Punch” star said she “worked very hard to heal and learn thru [sic] restorative justice” and “how to make peace with the person who violated me and make peace with myself.”

A still of Jena Malone from "Hunger Games."
Malone said it has been very hard to talk about “Hunger Games” and her character, Johanna Mason.
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She added that it’s been hard to speak about her role in the “Hunger Games” and her character “without feeling the sharpness of this moment in time.” However, she said she is now “ready to move thru [sic] it and reclaim the joy and accomplishment I felt.”

“Lots of love to you survivors out there. The process is so slow and non linear. I want to say im here for anyone who needs to talk or vent or open uncommunicated spaces within themselves.

“Please dm me if you need a safe space to be heard,” Malone concluded.

Jena Malone at the LA premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1."
She said she is now “ready to move thru it and reclaim the joy and accomplishment I felt.”

The “Antebellum” actress’ comments section was quickly flooded with hundreds of supportive messages from fans.

“Love you – thanks for this vulnerability,” one person wrote, while another added, “thank you for your courage to share this, sending you love and wishing you the best 🫶.”

“Sending love and healing vibes for your bravery.💐,” a third supporter commented.

Jena Malone smiling while sitting on the floor.
Malone sent love to other survivors and offered them a “safe space” to talk in her DMs.

Malone rose to fame after acting in the 1996 film “Bastard Out of Carolina,” for which she won the Young Artist Award.

Since then, she has acted in a slew of films and TV shows, including 2013’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and both parts of “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and more.

Last summer, Malone also came out as pansexual.

“I’ve been loving the process of learning more about myself and others through different terms that open windows, those windows then turns into doors and then I arrive at a place to find all this cool stuff out there,” she told the Hollywood Reporter last August.

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