HuffPost Teen: Prim starts the movie as an 11-year-old and will end with her in her middle teens. How do you feel about getting to grow up with a character (like the kids from “Harry Potter” did before you)?
Willow Shields: I’m excited. Being able to grow up with a character is really cool. And Prim is such a cool character. It’s going to be interesting to portray her as, you know, an 11 or 12-year-old and to build up to a 14 or 15-year-old. It’s going to be fun.
People say the series gets darker and darker, and the later books are for an older target audience. Was it hard for you, as a young girl, to read those books?
No, because I really thought of it as Katniss fighting for her family. So… thinking about that made it not as violent for me. I was thinking about how Katniss is doing this for her family because she loves her family.
Jennifer Lawrence plays your big sister in the “Hunger Games” films. Do you think she’d make a good big sister in real life?
She’s incredible. I look up to her as a big sister. And we bonded so much that we’re like sisters. I love Jennifer. She’s awesome.
Do you aspire to model your career after hers?
Definitely. I think she’s one of the most incredible actresses I’ve ever seen and I’d really like to follow in her footsteps. I mean, she went from doing smaller roles to getting this huge role in the “Hunger Games.”
The people of District 12 live in extreme poverty. If you were forced to live in District 12, what is the thing you would miss most from home?
Probably all of my animals if I couldn’t bring them. Because even Prim, in the books, [doesn't] have enough food to feed Buttercup. So I’d be really sad to leave all my animals.
Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi at EW’s 6th Annual Comic-Con Celebration
More photos of Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) at Entertainment Weekly’s 6th Annual Comic-Con Celebration Sponsored by Just Dance 4 during Comic-Con!
See all the photos at Zimbio!
Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Jack Quaid (Marvel), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) attended the WIRED Cafe at Comic-Con last weekend!
Here’s Josh Hutcherson on the orange carpet! Josh presented the Favorite Music Group award.
PLUS! Willow Shields (Prim) was sitting next to Halle Berry when she got slimed! LOL! I cannot believe she got slimed!
M Magazine is having a special guest tweeter today! Willow Shields (Prim) will be taking over M Magazine‘s Twitter today at 5pm EST answering questions from you the fans.
So start tweeting your questions to Willow at M Magazine’s Twitter!
Part 3 of the Hunger Games red carpet premiere interviews by E! Online!
The 11-year-old actress describes her on-set sisterhood with actress Jennifer Lawrence. Plus, hear why everyone in her family is a “Hunger Games” fan.
Here are videos directly from the Hunger Games red carpet premiere last night from LA Times. They include interviews with Liam Hemsworth, Jackie Emerson, Willow Shields, Amandla Stenberg, Nina Jacobson, Toby Jones, Jack Quaid, Dayo Okeniyi, and Samuel Tan.
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!
Celebuzz is offering you, the fans, the opportunity to ask Willow Shields questions from now until Monday at 10 AM EST. All you have to do is ‘Like’ Celebuzz on Facebook and post your questions in the comments section on their website.