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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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: Interviews with Jackie Emerson & Dayo Okeniyi at the KCAs


Jackie Emerson talks with Celebuzz about getting ready for the KCAs, the theories that Foxface committed suicide in the Hunger Games, her reaction to the movie’s opening weekend success, the number of times she’s seen the movie, and her summer plans.

Dayo Okeniyi talks about who he’s looking forward to seeing slimed, what he thinks makes a positive role model, and what he has coming up in his career.

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!

Dayo Okeniyi Talks ‘Hunger Games’ with Ebony


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

Video: Young Hollywood Interviews Amandla Stenberg & Dayo Okeniyi


Young Hollywood recently chatted with both Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi about The Hunger Games.

Amandla on being a fan of The Hunger Games books, begging her agent for a Rue audition, her audition process, her fashion sense, pulling pranks on set and more.


Dayo on his audition for Thresh, preparing for the role, working with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson and more.

 

CNN Wants Your Video Questions for The ‘Hunger Games’ Cast


CNN is putting a spin on audience questions by allowing fans to upload a video of themselves doing the asking. Pretty cool, right? They’ll be interviewing Liam Hemsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid. So, if you have a question for them, now’s your chance.

You’ll need to upload your video by 12 pm ET on March 5th. If you do, the cast members might answer your question on CNN.com!

It looks like you’ll have to register with CNN to submit your video, so head over to the site for more details.