More Vanity Fair photos of the cast of The Hunger Games


Vanity Fair has released three more photos from their Hunger Games shoot – featuring Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth who is Gale Hawthorne, and Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark.  Click on the pictures below to see the full size image.

Here’s some of what Gary Ross, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson  had to say to Vanity Fair”:

“My kids turned me on to it, and I went nuts,” says (director Gary) Ross, adding, “You rarely get a tentpole that has this much emotional depth, this much character to dive into.” Jennifer Lawrence, who received an Oscar nomination last year for her performance in Winter’s Bone, is Katniss, the heroine, who, when her younger sister gets picked in the reaping, volunteers to take her place. “Katniss is an incredible character: she’s a hunter but not a killer, a 16-year-old who’s being forced into the arena,” says Lawrence. “These kids are killing one another only because if they don’t they’ll die. It’s heartbreaking.” Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) plays Peeta, who has loved Katniss since childhood and who is also chosen in the reaping. “I literally read all three books over the course of five days,” he says. “My mind was blown by how much I felt I was like Peeta. We shot in the forest near Asheville, North Carolina—a lot of fight scenes, very physically demanding. Jennifer and I totally hit it off. We’re both crazy people—we don’t hold anything back.” Ross concludes, “My responsibility was to Suzanne and the readers, to give them the same experience they had when they read the book. I was just so lucky that I had the cast I had.”

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