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she's so cute in here i love her!
Bet ko as Finnick at Johanna si Garrett Hedlund at Mila Kunis. Add na rin si Zooey Deschanel as Annie.
I so love this novel! Can't wait for the movie!!!
I doubt that. Remember the detail about the victory parade.
Jennifer Lawrence on her ‘Hunger Games’ role
Q. You just started a mall tour to promote “The Hunger Games.’’ I read that you’ve been mobbed.
A. I feel like ’N Sync. It was so weird . . . and insane.
Q. Is the scope of this franchise sinking in yet?
A. The size of it and all of the people. It just hits you and then it hits you again.
Q. I’ve read that after you were offered the role of Katniss, you took a few days to think it over. Were you really thinking about saying no?
A. It was a decision that couldn’t be made impulsively, and that warranted some thought.
Q. Your director says wonderful things about you.
A. Gary [Ross] and I have very different opinions of me. [Laughs]
Q. You took on a very relatable role in the recent love story “Like Crazy.’’ Not the lead, but your character is incredibly understandable. You play the girl who gets used.
A. I knew about the movie because I knew Anton Yelchin from making “The Beaver.’’ I had read the script. I knew I couldn’t play Felicity [Jones’s] part. I would have done anything to be in it.
Q. And those were both low-profile films, to some extent. Any perks to being involved with a much bigger film? Even though you’re suddenly being followed around?
A. I made somebody’s day yesterday just by shaking their hand. I get to be a part of that.
Q. You worked with Massachusetts native Elizabeth Banks in this film. Any thoughts about her?
A. She is absolutely hilarious. She was just the coolest. She’s just completely herself - no filter.
Q. And finally, while everyone is reading “The Hunger Games’’ trilogy, what are you reading?
A. I got turned on to Salinger while shooting with Gary. . . . And Donald Sutherland gave me “Anna Karenina.’’
The Boston Globe
‘The Hunger Games’ is set to begin, but Jennifer Lawrence isn’t ready yet to be a worldwide star
There are days Jennifer Lawrence likes to believe she’s a normal 21-year-old who can drive down the streets of Los Angeles like anyone else.
Those days are increasingly rare. And come Friday, when “The Hunger Games” hits theaters across the country, they’ll be gone for good.
She has already had a good dose of what’s to come.
Hysterical fans camp out overnight at malls to see her and there are more and more billboards emblazoned with the pretty blond’s face — and the trademark bow and arrow she carries as the film’s heroine, Katniss Everdeen.
“Outside the Four Seasons, I rolled down my window to sign some autographs and one of those Hollywood tour vans pulls up right alongside of us and the guy on the microphone was like, ‘And to the left you’ll see Jennifer Lawrence, star of "The Hunger Games" ’ and everybody starts taking pictures from inside this bus,” she tells the Daily News.
“I was like, ‘Please don’t go to my house.’”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...#ixzz1pUAG3ory
Leven Rambin in Maxim Magazine!
Leven Rambin (Glimmer) is featured in the April issue of Maxim magazine! Here’s part of her interview with Maxim!
The Hunger Games is about attractive teens fighting to the death on live TV. Is this going to be the next Twilight?
It’s a lot more stimulating. Everything is high-stakes, and it’s a lot darker.
Tell us about your role.
I play Glimmer, one of the competitors. She has this crazy sexuality that she tries to manipulate people with, but once she gets into the arena she’s a
vicious killing machine.
You and Jennifer Lawrence have some intense catfights!
Filming it was funny—chasing her and screaming that I’m gonna slit her throat! It was way more interesting to play a mani*acal character than one that’s similar to me.
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'Hunger Games' star Lawrence empathizes with her character
BY COLIN COVERT
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
MINNEAPOLIS - From lethal Lara Croft of "Tomb Raider" to marauding Beatrix Kiddo of "Kill Bill," pop culture has provided plenty of action figures with Barbie-doll forms. But "The Hunger Games" might be a game changer, giving audiences the first megahit fantasy series led by a character whose soul is as important as her survival skills.
"She's this girl that feels empathy when nobody else does," said Jennifer Lawrence, the "Winter's Bone" Oscar nominee who plays the story's heroine, Katniss Everdeen. While visiting Minneapolis earlier this month, Lawrence said the film is much more than a frenzy of flying braids and slashing weapons. Like millions of readers, she fell in love with her character's steadfast individuality and the story's resonant themes.
In Suzanne Collins' bestselling science-fiction trilogy, Katniss lives in a totalitarian future America where the rich are too rich and the poor too powerless.
People eat pine-needle broth and entrail stew just to survive. Each year disenfranchised boys and girls are picked by government lottery and forced to battle in "The Hunger Games," a televised fight to the death.
Competitors not only have to kill their adversaries, but they must appear likable and relatable, acting out manufactured romantic story lines. A winning image attracts sponsors, who provide tools, medical supplies, even body armor. The media machine doesn't just want to broadcast Katniss' death; it wants to devour every morsel of her emotional life. As she is prepared for her debut, Katniss enters a world of PR experts, paparazzi and stylists who transform her into a glamorous, dehumanized facsimile of herself.
Collins' blockbusters represent a sharp change of direction for young adult novels, a genre that only a few years earlier was dominated by "Gossip Girls" fashion and frivolity and "Twilight"-style supernatural romance. While a love triangle is part of Collins' books, Katniss resents and resists the conventional trappings of romance and femininity. Her objective is keeping herself and her family alive. Unlike vampire-loving Bella Swan, she acts rather than being acted upon. With dark alternate realities, political themes and riveting action alongside a strong female character's emotional journey, the story appeals to crossover audiences.
"It's technically a love story, and that's what grasps so many girls," said Kayla Westling, 19, a University of St. Thomas biology major. "The apocalyptic aspect attracts older people. The fact that it's not just lovey-dovey, that there's an action aspect to it, interests so many others."
That diverse fan base is the reason Hollywood backed the new female-led franchise. Advance ticket sales for the Lionsgate Entertainment film, opening Friday, are stratospheric. Anticipating the rush, the studio put tickets on sale a full month before the opening, and theater owners have pushed the feature onto additional screens as auditoriums fill to capacity. It's expected to lay the cornerstone for a four-film fantasy franchise on the scale of "Harry Potter," with the sequel's script already in play.
And "Hunger Games" has cast its halo over other projects, as well. With December's release of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and the upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman," U.S. studios are offering a slate of female-oriented big-budget adventures unlike anything they've backed before.
"It's this terrible reflection of our past, our present and our future," Lawrence said. "It shows what happens when we lose touch with our empathy and our humanity. When society starts to use people's pain and suffering for entertainment - as we have in the past, do now and will again."
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/18...#storylink=cpy
and I'm just gonna add this
“I’m not. I’m just dumb and blurt everything out. That’s not what it is at all.” Indeed she's so down to earth
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Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson reveals how co-star Jennifer Lawrence left him seeing stars
Mar 18 2012 Exclusive by John Millar
TEENAGER Josh Hutcherson is in the middle of a whirlwind world tour as stars of blockbuster The Hunger Games hit the red carpet everywhere from Los Angeles to London.
Josh is one of the main characters in a movie tipped to be as big as Twilight but he took time out to tell the Sunday Mail how he has forgiven his co-star Jennifer Lawrence, who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen, for knocking him out.
The two youngsters star in one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year, the first in a series based on the books by Suzanne Collins.
The action is set in post-apocalyptic America, where reality television has become a matter of life and death.
Each of the nation’s 12 districts provides a *teenage boy and girl who enter the yearly Hunger Games, in which they battle to the death on live TV. When they landed the roles, Josh and Jennifer had to prepare for the fight sequences.
But Josh was taken completely by surprise when 21 year-old Jennifer floored him.
“There are always bumps and bruises when you make a film like this,” said 19-year-old Josh.
“We were messing around, play-fighting or whatever, when she said that she could kick over my head. Of course, I said she couldn’t do that. She said watch and then kicked me right on the temple. I fell down to the ground and was seeing stars.”
When she realised her spot of kung fu had laid him out, Jennifer was in a terrible state.
“She felt so bad about what had happened, she was crying and said she felt horrible,” said Josh.
“A neurologist came to the set and checked me over and said that I had suffered mild concussion.Of course, afterwards I teased Jennifer about it. I’ll never let her live that down.”
Although it clearly smarted when Jennifer whacked him, Josh stressed they are best *friends. “We got on from the moment we met at an *audition to check whether there was chemistry between us,” he said. “I think it helped that we both come from Kentucky. That was the icebreaker.
“Jennifer is such an open, down-to-earth person. I was drawn to that and it helped us connect.”
Josh, who has been appearing on TV and film since he was 10, has already got experience of *making action movies.
His big-screen roles include sci-fi romp Zathura and Journey To The Centre Of The Earth and he’s
soon to be seen in Red Dawn, a re-make of the war movie about high school kids fighting back when Asian forces invade the US.
But none of those movies came close to the *full-on action that is such a crucial part of The Hunger Games. He said: “It is a physically demanding movie to make and I slept very well when we were filming. A scene in the movie in which we’re running through the woods could mean two weeks of filming.
“That is two weeks of running. So once we started filming I didn’t have to go to the gym very much because the work kept me in shape.”
Naturally enough Josh and the other youngsters in the cast had to go through the gruelling process of boot camp to get into shape for filming.
“I had to put on about 15 pounds of muscle for the role. So I went to the gym with a trainer and I ate lots of chicken, eggs and protein and did some fight training.
“The gym was a bit of a chore but it’s my job, so I just had to do it. I also figured that other people have to sit in an office all day long so going to the gym to get in shape for my job wasn’t so bad.
“I realise that I’m so lucky to have this job. The least I can do is to give it all I’ve got.”
Josh would have suffered all sorts of agonies to make The Hunger Games because from the moment he read the books he was desperate to be in the movies. “It’s very exciting to be part of a project that has had so many people talking about it,” he said. “I love the books so much. So for me to be a part of it is huge. It means the world to me.”
After he auditioned, Josh was on tenterhooks.
“There was a week-and-a-half of biting my nails and going crazy. Then I finally got the call and I was speechless,” he said.
“I have never wanted a part so badly. On top of that I never felt so much that I was so right for a part.”
Although he’s starring in what’s expected to be a series of box office blockbusters, Josh comes across as a level-headed kid.
Much of that is undoubtedly due to keeping his roots in Union, the small town in Kentucky where his parents Michelle and Chris and younger brother Connor live.
“I give 100per cent credit to my parents,” said Josh. “They raised me to know that people are going to say what they like about you – good or bad – but you have to look into the mirror and like what you see. That’s the important thing.
“My home town has a movie theatre called the Rave and every time I have a movie open I go back there and have a screening for all of my friends and family.”
It’s planned to start shooting on the second film in The Hunger Games series later this year and Josh is thrilled and apprehensive because he knows that’ll mean a return to the gym.
“I’m excited about it but also kind of dreading it because there would be a few weeks of getting back into shape. I’ll also have to dye my hair and eyebrows blond again. I was concerned how I’d look because I have never been blond before.
“Because I have strong dark hair, it went red, orange and this weird *copper *colour before they finally got it to turn blond. The eyebrows were the hardest part because they grow so quickly. I was getting them done every week-and-a-half.”
But it was all worthwhile because the blond treatment transformed Josh, as he discovered when he went home during a break in filming.
“People that I had known my entire life walked right by me. They didn’t recognise me.”
Once The Hunger Games explodes on to the global scene you can be sure Josh Hutcherson will not be able to enjoy such anonymity.
■ The Hunger Games is out on Friday.
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New clips from behind the scenes of The Hunger Games!
The explosion at the Cornucopia at 0:21
Cato yelling “You took my knife!” at 2:03
Different interview sequences