The Hunger Games Cast at Comic Con San Diego


There’s sure to be a lot of Hunger Games love at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego.  For those lucky enough to go, if they head to the Lionsgate booth they will get the chance to not only get a hold of exclusive Blu-Ray Disc box art cover but have it signed by some of cast.

So who could you meet?  Lionsgate has announced that  Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) will be on hand to meet fans on  Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.

There will also be an exclusive Comic-Con Hunger Games poster at the Lionsgate booth across the four days of the convention.

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The Hunger Games Wins Big: Takes Home Four MTV Movie Awards!


The highly anticipated 2012 MTV Movie Awards just finished airing and, as it sure had to be, The Hunger Games was a big winner: the cast took home four awards! Jennifer Lawrence as Best Female PerformanceJosh Hutcherson as Best Male PerformanceElizabeth Banks as Best On-Screen Transformation and, of course, Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig for the Best Fight.

JoshElizabeth and Alexander were there to walk down the red carpet and, later, receive the awards.

Jackie, Dayo and Alexander React to Gary Ross Leaving Catching Fire


Jacqueline Emerson talked with Celebuzz, and all three tributes Jackie, Dayo Okeniyi and Alexander Ludwig spoke with E! Online at last night’s 13th Anniversary Party for Nylon Magazine, about Gary Ross leaving The Hunger Games franchise. The stars were shocked and saddened by the news.

Alexander Ludwig with E!:

“One thing about Gary is, he can do everyone’s job better than you can… It’s an honor working with such a talented director. He is an unbelievable guy and an actor’s director, which is amazing…Nobody could really do what Gary did. I honestly believe that 100 percent.”

Dayo Okeniyi with E!:

“I’m heartbroken. He was the perfect person for me for the first movie, because he has this great ability to do the indie thing with the blockbuster thing and I think everybody wants that combination.”

While Okeniyi said he hopes “somehow in the cosmos it works out [that Ross] can do the second movie,” he also had a couple of suggestions for a new director.

“I’d like to see a David Fincher Catching Fire or Darren Aronofsky,” he said. “I think he’d be amazing for the second movie. Be a little bit edgier, darker.”

Jacqueline Emerson with E!, who broke the news to the actress:

“That makes me so sad,” she said. “I’m sorry, I can’t move on yet. I’m still in mourning. I don’t know that anyone else could bring it to life the way that he did.” Continue reading

Video: The CW Twin Cities Interviews Cast of The Hunger Games


The CW Twin Cities sat down with some of the Hunger Games cast a few weeks back to talk about the movie.

Josh Hutcherson, Jackie Emerson, and Isabelle Fuhrman talk about the expectations for the Hunger Games movie, why everyone loves the series, and the scenes they looked forward to shooting.


Jennifer Lawrence, Amandla Stenberg, and Alexander Ludwig talk about their favorite scenes to shoot, the Hunger Games fashion, their strategies in a real-life games, and crazy fan encounters!

 

Alexander Ludwig Covers ‘Da Man’ Magazine


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.

Photos: The Hunger Games Cast at the Kid’s Choice Awards


The Kid’s Choice Awards was flooded with Hunger Games stars yesterday! Josh Hutcherson presented the award for Favorite Music Group to Big Time Rush. Willow Shields got some slime splash from Halle Berry.

Dayo Okeniyi, Jackie Emerson, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman and Amandla Stenberg along with Taylor Swift were also sighted on the Orange Carpet!