The Catching Fire fun from Entertainment Weekly keeps on coming! In addition to the new cover and article, they’ve also shared this new official movie image of Katniss and Finnick on their Facebook page. The caption reads: “Finnick (Sam Claflin) tries to break Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) concentration during training in this exclusive photo from the highly anticipated film.”
For the new issue of V Magazine, Drew Barrymore photographed seven Hollywood up-and-comers, including The Hunger Games’ own Isabelle Fuhrman and Amandla Stenberg. In the accompanying interviews, the actresses talk about their careers as well as their roles in The Hunger Games.
To moviegoers around the world, the character Clove in The Hunger Games is a vengeful teenage assassin. But to Isabelle Fuhrman, the actress who played her, the character is more nuanced. “In my mind, Clove was never an assassin,” she says. “I imagined her as having a very tragic life with specific moments that drove her to become, for lack of a better word, crazy.”
Amandla: “When my agent called to tell me I was going to play Rue, I literally started running around the room and hyperventilating. I kept shouting, ‘I’m Rue, I’m Rue!’” she remembers. “My mother had to get me a glass of water and tell me to take deep breaths. We have it all on tape. It’s funny to watch.”
You can see more pics of Isabelle and Amandla, as well as the other five starlets featured in the shoot, at V Magazine.
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Liam Hemwsworth is on the cover of the May issue of Prestige, Hong Kong’s lifestyle magazine. This morning they shared their interview with the actor about how his life has changed since The Hunger Games, what made him decide to become an actor, filming The Expendables 2, Australian actors’ long association with Hollywood, what he has coming up next in his career and more. (note: that is not Liam’s Twitter name – he doesn’t have one)
Here’s an excerpt from the interview.
How have you been dealing with all the attention your life and everything that surrounds it has been bringing you?
I haven’t really changed that much. I still do the things that I’ve always done. It’s just that I’m at a different level now in terms of my career. I’m able to meet extremely talented filmmakers and writers and directors – everyone in the business. I’m just in a different position than I’ve ever been in. But, you know, my personal life hasn’t changed. I still go surfing and hang out with friends. I just feel very lucky to be where I am and to be able to make movies.
There has been an enormous buzz around the world following The Hunger Games. What’s it like being caught up in it all?
Pretty much the whole of March I’ve been travelling, doing press everywhere. It’s been awesome. I’ve never promoted something as big as this. So it’s been pretty cool. As an actor I always look for things I relate to in one way or another, or things that are different. And this is definitely all that and has a huge fan base behind it already. I’ve never been a part of something like that before so it has been interesting. Continue reading
‘The Hunger Games‘ hunk Liam Hemsworth is looking handsome on the May 2012 cover of Hong Kong’s ’Prestige‘ magazine. I’m loving the bow tie Liam!
We’ve already shown you Jennifer Lawrence‘s cover and photo shoot from her American cover on Rolling Stone Magazine this past April. Well this May Jen graces the covers of Rolling Stone Spain, and while the photos inside the magazine are the same as those published in April, the cover is brand new! Looking good!
Alexander Ludwig can be seen on the cover of the April/May issue of Da Man magazine. Just Jared has a preview of the cover story.
On bulking up to play Cato in The Hunger Games: “I gained almost 40 pounds of muscle for this role. I’m currently working on getting back to how I was before Cato. As an actor, I feel that it’s important to make a physical commitment to create a character and it’s also important for me to return to my normal self.”
On his music career: “Check out my new song ‘Liv It Up’ currently available on iTunes! I’ve always been very passionate about music and am currently working on creating an album. [My favorite musicians are] Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem, a variety of country artists including Rodney Atkins.”
On making films: “My parents know how passionate I’ve always been about acting. I convinced them this was something that I was going to put my heart and soul into. They encourage me 100 percent. I couldn’t do it without their support.”
You can see a ton of pics from the photo spread at Just Jared.
Interview Magazine talked with Willow Shields about the pressure of living up to the book, the heavy emotions in her scenes, her audition process, and working with the cast of The Hunger Games.
SYMONDS: It’s such a huge property at this point. Do you think that there was more pressure with this role than there would be with a regular role, to live up to what people had been thinking about?
SHIELDS: Definitely, especially because it’s such a huge movie and it’s a pretty important character, for me, in the book, so at first I was a little nervous not being able to become the character. Yeah, at first I was nervous.
SYMONDS: I don’t want to give anything away, the times when you are onscreen in this film are all super emotional. You’re kind of dialed up to 10, all the time, in each of your scenes. How did you prepare for that? Continue reading
In an interview with Ebony magazine, Dayo Okeniyi talks about growing up in Nigeria, moving to the States, his parent’s reaction to him wanting to be an actor, and landing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games.
EBONY: You have an interesting backstory. How did you end up moving to the United States?
Dayo Okeniyi: I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic. I came to go to school and even though I had been an actor my whole life−I had been an actor since I was in Nigeria but when I came to the States I put all that behind me, because if you know anything about coming from a third world country to America it’s like, you have the opportunity to do something with your life so you want to do anything but something “trivial” like acting. I decided to go to school for advertising and graphic design. That was what I was gonna do but acting is that thing, it’s like a splinter in your mind and you can’t get rid of it. So I decided to move to L.A. a few years ago and it just snowballed into this thing called The Hunger Games. Continue reading