Category: Hunger Games Cast
Our most anticipated movie of 2012 stole the show at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, walking away with five prizes. “The Hunger Games” won favorite movie, action movie and movie franchise, and cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson won the favorite on-screen chemistry category. Lawrence also nabbed the favorite movie actress award and “face of heroism.”
Way to represent the franchise with your votes, Mockingjays!
Check out a video of “The Hunger Games” winning Favorite Movie below!
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]
Trailers For Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘House at the End of the Street’ and Elizabeth Banks’ ‘People Like Us’
Above are two newly released trailers — the first features Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) in her new movie House At The End Of The Street, due to hit theaters on September 21, 2012.
The second features Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinkett) in People Like Us (previously titled Welcome to People), which hits theaters on June 29, 2012.
House at the End of the Street looks creeeeepy! I don’t know if I could handle it LOL.
People Like Us looks cute. HollyWoodReporter.com has a full synopsis. It really does look like it’d be a good movie.
Will you go to see either of these movies? Let us know in the comments section!
Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote The Hunger Games!
Oh my goodness those nails!
It’s was actually the black carpet! LOL! That lucky Sarah got to kiss Lenny, Liam and Josh! AHHH!
Thank you Lili!
The cast of the Hunger Games movie came out looking their best and strutted their stuff for the black carpet premiere at Nokia Theatre L.A. See lots more fantastic pictures of the cast all decked out, posted by Mercury News, after the break. Can you spot the mockingjays that some of them are wearing? Who’s outfit do you like the best?
DistrictSugar conducted interviews with several cast members of the “Hunger Games” Movie to discuss which ploys they would use to win the Games…or whether or not they could survive at all.
“I would beg and I would cry and maybe my dramatics would get someone to feel sorry for me so that they wouldn’t kill me,” said Jennifer Lawrence. “I wouldn’t last five minutes.”
Castmate Josh Hutcherson was a tad more confident.
“I watch a lot of ‘Man vs. Wild’ so I feel like with the elements, I would be pretty good with dealing with nature,” stated Hutcherson. “I think I would have my difficulties when it came to the person-to-person conflict. Just because I don’t know how readily I’d be able to attack a person.”
Liam Hemsworth says he would have a different, but perhaps not very effective approach.
“I’ve done boxing for a long time,” mused Hemsworth. “I mean, I’d hope that would help out, but there’s a lot of weapons in the arena. You’d probably just get your arm cut off.”
These guys aren’t giving themselves a lot of credit. But who knows what we would do in a situation as desperate and brutal as the Games?
What skills would YOU bring to the Arena and how do you think you’d fare?
See Wes Bentley and Elizabeth Banks’ responses in the video above!
[Source: Buzz Sugar]
The Hunger Games is teaming up with World Food Programme and Feeding America and launching a new website to raise awareness about hunger around the world. You can help by making a donation and becoming an active part of the solution to help solve world hunger!
The update of TheHungerGamesMovie.com has given us some new profile pictures of the characters under the ‘Cast and Crew’ section. Check out a few of them below and let us know which one is your favorite. Also, be sure to visit the official site to read the cast and crew bios.
Time Out Chicago Kids interviewed Amandla Stenberg recently about her as Rue in the Hunger Games and the emotional lullaby scene with Rue and Katniss.
When did you first read The Hunger Games?
I read the books about a year ago, when I was in seventh grade. All the kids in my class were reading them and talking about how good they were, so I thought, “Hey I should try them.” I just tore through them because they’re just so good. I fell in love with Rue right away. I love how musical she is, and how quick and smart she is.
What was your audition like?
To get prepared, my mom took some of my clothes and rolled them in the backyard to get grass stains all over them, and we put twigs in my hair. Gary Ross, the director, was very impressed. He said I had my own hair, makeup and wardrobe department.
What else did you do to convince him you could be Rue?
I just discussed how much I connected with the character. I also told them how I’ve done parkour work, so I have some tree-jumping skills.
Did you do any of the stuntwork in the movie?
I did some stuff. I didn’t have to do any of the hard-core stuff, but I got strapped in my custom harness. I flew around the room and jumped from tree to tree. I loved being in the harness because I felt like Peter Pan. We have some cool scenes where I’m up in the trees with Jennifer.
There’s a key scene in the book where Katniss sings Rue a lullaby. Some readers have been so inspired by that passage, they’ve written their own melodies and uploaded the song to YouTube. What can you tell us about that scene?
On that day [of filming], I actually had the honor of meeting Suzanne Collins, the author. That was incredible. We talked about the scene and how Rue is trying to be brave for Katniss.… It’s really so important to everyone who worked on the movie that it stays true to the books, so that the fans are really happy with it.
It’s neat that you make music, which is Rue’s favorite thing.
I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well.Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called Rock Star, which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, “Why not play the drums?”
What would you like to do in the future? Acting, music or both?
I’m not sure. I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music. There are so many doors open to me, I could go in any direction.
I guarantee there will not be one dry eye in the theater when Katniss sings the lullaby to Rue. I may be full out sobbing during that scene.
Cambio has a behind the scenes video of Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface), Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove) and Leven Rambin (Glimmer) at their Spring Demin photo shoot Seventeen Magazine!
Publisher’s Weekly writer Karen Springen sat down with 13-year-old Amandla Stenberg to have speaks about her character, meeting Suzanne Collins, and her thoughts about the cast and movie.
(Keep your wits about you – Potential Spoilers Ahead!)
Was Rue your favorite character when you were reading?
Rue and Foxface were my favorite characters, probably because they’re not necessarily bad. I loved Rue because of how musical and sweet she is. Now that I’ve read the book a few times, I actually like the character Clove a lot. She’s very skilled with how she can throw knives. And everyone loves Katniss!
What did you do to get into character and make yourself feel like Rue?
For my audition, I went to Gary’s house. To get prepared, I dressed up like Rue. I wore khakis and a T-shirt, and my mom had rolled around my clothes in the dirt before. And we put twigs in my hair and leaves all over me, and stains were all over my clothes. And I had a little wreath of flowers in my pocket that I thought Rue might have. That was in my pocket as good luck, and also a special rock. Those were my little tokens I thought Rue would have.
She was there for two days in the middle of shooting. It was so amazing to meet her – the creator of all this. We were doing a very traumatic scene, and I was kind of bawling my eyes out. I wasn’t quite sure if this was how Suzanne Collins imagined the scene. And so I talked to her, and she told me just that Rue was trying to be very strong for Katniss. She wanted Katniss to go on, so she tried to be very brave for Katniss. That was very helpful.
Did Suzanne know you were a huge Hunger Games fan before you were cast?
Yes, I told her how much I loved her writing! I’m so glad I had the honor of meeting her. She was very sweet and wrote a note in my book thanking me for my work in the movie. A lot of the other cast members signed it as well. We were signing each other’s copies like yearbooks.
How do you think fans will feel about the film?
I think fans will be very, very pleased with the movie. I know from what I’ve shot and from what I’ve seen, it really stays true to what I thought of the book. It really embodies the feel of the book, and it keeps what is really important in the book about Katniss’s emotions and her survival. That’s really important. They did a fantastic job bringing that to life. Everyone involved is very concerned that the fans are happy with it and that they enjoy it.
I love this girl! She’s so mature and sweet, and has such enthusiasm for her character and the “Hunger Games” series…
Which is only going to make Rue’s death scene that much harder to watch. –sigh-
Who else is going to be stocking up on Kleenex the next few months to prepare for this movie?
Read more of Amandla Stenberg’s interview at Publisher’s Weekly.