Lorig and her teammates say when Hollywood hits the bull’s-eye, archery is the beneficiary. All of a sudden, it’s cool to be a toxophilite (a student or lover of archery). Kids are asking for lessons, the USA Archery website is seeing a significant spike in hits, and more and more people are learning the difference between a quiver (the sack that holds the arrows) and the fletching (the feathers on the end of arrow).
“Absolutely there has been more attention to our sport since Hunger Games came out,” Lorig said. “We have a great sport, a unique sport, and it deserves this recognition. Hollywood is bringing archery out to the open more, and a lot of kids are loving it. I think it will be great if more kids start the sport, keep them off the street.”
Brady Ellison, the top-ranked American men’s archer, agreed.
“The movies have really raised the profile of archery and the media does a great job of keeping people interested,” he said.
Congratulations Jennifer, Josh and Alexander!
Entertainment Weekly posted some photos of the Katniss Everdeen Barbie, which is currently available for pre-order and will be in stores in August. Check them out, along with an exert from their article below:
Designers at Mattel created Katniss’ look by going straight to the source and examining the actual costume that Jennifer Lawrence wore in The Hunger Games. “Hopefully Hunger Games fans can appreciate the attention to detail,” Greening says.”The doll’s minimalistic style and details — such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look — also really embody the heroic character Katniss.”
For the full article and information on pre-ordering the doll go here. Also, let us know your thoughts about the doll in the comments section. Do you plan on buying it?
Generally speaking, the movie industry has been trying to relive the Golden Age of Action since its ’80s heyday, with little success. Alex Pettyfer, Jason Momoa, Justin Timberlake, and “John Carter’s” Taylor Kitsch are among those who have been unsuccessful in embodying an action hero the masses can rally behind of late. In her article for NY Daily News, Elizabeth Weitzman tells us how Katniss appears to be filling the role in which many male leads are falling short.
Jason Statham comes closest to replicating Bruce Willis’ deadpan swagger, while The Rock had potential, until he donned a tutu for “Tooth Fairy.” But even once-unassailable stars like Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have to band together — as they will in this summer’s “The Expendables 2” — to make any sort of impression. And when they do, will it compare with the impact we’re about to see from a 21-year-old woman? Because this year’s biggest action hero is very likely to be “The Hunger Games’” Jennifer Lawrence. As Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence brings us a warrior tougher than any in recent memory. At just 16, she single-handedly supports her family. Stares down death on a tragically regular basis. Insists, despite intense opposition, on remaining the master of her own fate. And is far more likely to save boys than swoon over them. (Though “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” are often compared, the self-reliant Katniss has little in common with the oft-rescued Bella, a character perpetually defined by her relationships.)”
Weitzman goes on to compare and contrast Katniss to many of the modern heroines, such as the variety of characters Angelina Jolie has portrayed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Zhang Ziyi from “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” It seems Hollywood churns out action hero after action hero, trying to find one that will stick in the minds of fans. Katniss is likely to be exactly what they’ve been searching for. I recommend reading the whole article!
Two new official high-res Hunger Games pics were released today from Lionsgate: Seneca Crane with President Snow in his rose garden and Haymitch giving advice to Katniss. Click through to see the full versions.
Here is a new Hunger Games clip of Katniss and Cinna, which aired on Ellen earlier today! What do you think of the chemistry between these actors so far?
US Magazine’s special Hunger Games issue has three giant posters featuring Katniss, Peeta and Gale!
Us Weekly has exclusive posters of Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in its Hunger Games special edition, on newsstands now.
Also included is a Hunger Games‘ official movie poster with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).
“I wish I was more like her!” Lawrence tells Us about her tough-as-nails character Katniss. “I mean, Katniss is a fighter. She’s a hunter. I’m not similar to her in any way, unfortunately!”
I love the Katniss poster!
Check out this amazing new pic of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen from the new issue of Cineplex! Clickthrough for the high res version.
There’s also an interview that goes in-depth on her background and the issues of playing such a dynamic role-
On whether it was difficult to keep her weight down when playing such a physical role:
“It’s funny, I’m eating right now as I answer that [chewing noises]. Actually, there was so much activity in the movie that I had to eat more on this film than any other. Because you have to be consistent, and when I would run up and down a mountain all day and all of a sudden I lost three pounds, which shows, then you have to eat a cheeseburger to get it back so you look the same. So it was hard to actually keep the weight on.”
On whether she had a nutrionist:
“We had a trainer, and I started out with a nutritionist, and when we got to the place where they went, ‘Okay, that’s it,’ then I ate whatever I wanted, exercised and kept my body looking the same.”
On whether she fell in love with archery:
“I did. I have a love/hate relationship with archery. It’s a bitch when you mess it up and you hit the inside of your arm and it swells up and it hurts. But then you hit the target, you hit the bull’s eye, it’s the best feeling in the entire world. I really did start to love it.”
On whether she is the best Oscar-nominated tree climber: More…
You’ll be able to score a Hunger Games-themed version of one of history’s most iconic toys this April.
No pic yet, but online toy retailer Entertainment Earth posted the following details-
With this Barbie Hunger Games Doll you can style Barbie just like Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games movie! Hunger Games, a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, is adapted to film from the original young adult novel by writer Suzanne Collins. This doll’s outfit is made to replicate the very same one worn by the feature character in the movie, and it measures around 12-inches tall! Ages 6 and up.
The doll will retail for $27.99.