Our MockingjayJennifer Lawrence, who plays we all know Katniss Everdeen, is gracing the cover of this months W Magazine. In the interview she talks about Silver Linings, X-Men and The Hunger Games! Check out an excerpt below!
As soon as you got the part of Katniss, you began training. I read somewhere that you are so good with a bow and arrow that you could compete in archery at the Olympics.
I do love archery. I could kill someone with a bow and arrow if they’d hold still! With Hunger Games, I got really nervous about signing on to that huge franchise. I was afraid that Katniss would overwhelm any other character I’d try to do. But I love Katniss, and she didn’t take over as much of my life as I thought she would.
You play a rather crazy widow in Silver Linings. Technically, you are too young to play that character. Did you have to audition?
I did. But I didn’t mind. People always worry that I’m wrong for the part: I’m usually too young—or, in the case of Katniss, they thought I was too old. I was blonde, and Katniss is brunette. So many problems. There were a lot of things that we just brushed under the rug.
In the lead up to the release of The Hunger Games DVD, Willow Shields, who played Primrose Everdeen has had a chat to style site She Knows.
They chat about fashion, the release of the movie as well as working on Catching Fire.
Here’s some of what Willow had to say including what’s next for Prim in The Hunger Games sequel:
SheKnows: This was such an amazing breakout role for you. Looking back on the experience, what was your favorite part of working on The Hunger Games?
Shields:My favorite memory was probably just hanging out with Jennifer [Lawrence] and acting with her because one minute we were really serious and crying in one scene and then the next minute we’d be laughing and playing jokes on each other.
SheKnows: The Hunger Games on DVD comes out this weekend, and we’re super excited! Can you tell us what’s next for your character in the next movie, Catching Fire? [SPOILER ALERT!] Continue reading →
It was a bit of surprise that the übertalented Philip Seymour Hoffman decided to bring his acting skills to the Hunger Games franchise by joining Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee. Hoffman explains to EW why the role caught his eye-
“I liked the people involved,” says Hoffman, who recently signed on to play Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. “It’s a great group of actors. It’s a great environment. And the character was something I was attracted to. It was just an interesting role. [SPOILER ALERT]
E! Online spoke with Jena Malone and asked her about joining the cast of Catching Fire as Johanna.
“I’m super excited,” Malone exclusively told us at last night’s Beverly Hills party for Dannijo & Tucker Tea. “It’s going to be amazing.”
But she’s not rushing things.
“We’re getting there,” she said when asked if she’s met with director Francis Lawrence.
As for preparing for her role, she said, “One step at a time.”
One thing Malone doesn’t need to do is read the Hunger Games novels—she’s already done that.
“I read the whole series over a weekend when I had a wisdom tooth out,” she said. “I was in bed looking for something to read and my little sister recommended it like a year and a half ago, so she was like, ‘You have to read it! You have to read it!’ And so I’m glad I finally did and I loved it.”
We love hearing she was already a fan of the series! Cannot wait to hear more from Jena!
In a recent interview with Glamour, Liam Hemsworth is asked if he is Team Peeta or Team Gale; this is what he had to say on the subject:
“I relate to Gale more. I feel like my decisions would’ve been similar to his decisions in those situations. I’d be trying to figure out a way to stop [the Games] or fight back.”
I love that he can relate to the character in such a way that he feels he would have made the same choices. When you can connect to a character in this way, I feel it is something the audience can see and connect with as we watch the film.
You can read the rest of the interview to find out who is Team Katniss!
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.
We feel like it’s been awhile since we heard Jennifer Lawrence talk about The Hunger Games, so we’re excited about this new (albeit brief) interview with the actress from the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames blog.
“The new movie will be very real, which is what I’m excited about,” she told 24 Frames of “Catching Fire,” which Francis Lawrence will direct. “I really like his take, which is a lot of what I liked in Gary Ross,” she added. “It’s the realistic grasp of the story instead of all the details of the imaginary things.”
Lawrence said she’s met with the director and believes that, overall, he’s trying to continue what Ross started with his adaptation of the first book in the Suzanne Collins’ series. “He’s not trying to reinvent anything,” she said.
E! Online caught up with Josh Hutcherson at the MTV Movie Awards tonight and got him to spill the details of his first meeting with Francis Lawrence.
“I sat down with him a couple of days ago,” Hutcherson told me at the MTV Movie Awards. “He’s fantastic. He’s such a smart guy. He has some great ideas for the movie.
“I just really like where his head is at,” he continued. “I really like him a lot.”
Most of their chat focused on Peeta.
“We talked about character development in the stories,” Hutcherson said. “As you know, the second book is more complicated than the first, so we talked about the narrative. Everything he said was super smart.”
We are so excited to hear they are getting ready for Catching Fire!
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 →