Surprise! Here’s another interview with Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson!
Check out this amazing Hunger Games rendition of Miley Cyrus’ hit song Wrecking Ball! It’s called Reaping Ball!
Oh, Finnick! You handsome devil! Check out this amazing new still of our beloved District 4 victor, Finnick Odair, courtesy of Capitol Couture. How much more handsome can Finnick be?! Excuse us while we go fangirl
The fisherman knit sweater from District Four.
by Monica Corcoran Harel
Nothing speaks to clan heritage like a fisherman knit sweater. Typically passed down through generations, these rugged pieces date back to islands off the west coast of Ireland. Finnick Odair’s own Aran cardigan—comprised of over 100,000 artful stitches—is a sartorial relic from his father, who fished District 4 back when sea bass and cod were bountiful. Rumor has it the debonair Victor sees his sweater as a talisman representative of his family’s Celtic strength and pride
This looks to be the District 4 reaping scene. Be sure to pack your favorite knit wear before heading out to the sea! I know I can use a knit sweater up here in the north.
Source: Capitol Couture
Seventeen magazine revealed some secrets straight from the cast about what happened around set during the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
“When I watched the playback of the kiss between Jennifer and me, there was this slobber string and it was so gross! In the moment, I didn’t realize what was going on.” —Josh Hutcherson, Peeta
“We had this funny game we used to play on set. I don’t even know how it started! Basically, somebody would make the ‘OK’ sign with their hand and would hold it down real low, and if somebody saw it, they stuck their finger in it. It sounds ridiculous, but it went on the entire shoot! —Lenny Kravitz, Cinna
“Lenny Kravitz was the biggest gentleman on set. He always helped the ladies, like by pulling out the chair for them. If we were both walking, he would always stop and let me go before him—little things like that.” —Willow Shields, Primrose
“I don’t have a good luck charm I bring on set, but I did bring my speaker set! I brought my portable wireless speaker set because I have to have music everywhere.” —Josh Hutcherson, Peeta
“We did a lot of martial arts training. There’s a lot of choreography where I’m spinning around and whipping these [knives] and rolling around. It was taxing, but it was a lot of fun!” —Alan Ritchson, Gloss
“I kept one thing from the set. There’s a leather jacket that Cinna wore in some scenes, and I had to have it. I made sure that it went with me.” —Lenny Kravitz, Cinna
“It took 20 minutes [to do my face makeup] on days where I had a bad breakout—which happened a lot on set! Covering up my tattoos adds another hour and a half. —Josh Hutcherson, Peeta
“We had a lot of down time on set, so the Tributes and I would all hang out together and watch movies. Alan Ritchson [who plays Gloss] and I shared a trailer, so people migrated toward us. Our trailer always had someone in it!” —Stephanie Leigh Schuland, Cashmere
“Jen liked to make fun of me—in a good way! She would always talk to me about everything going on in my life, like school. Same with Josh and Liam. They’re like my siblings, except we don’t fight!” —Willow Shields, Primrose
“The Cornucopia scene took us weeks and weeks to shoot. It’s kind of funny because what could be just five seconds on-screen in the movie probably took us a week and a half to film. For me, it’s a month of memories, but some of the segments are going to go by so fast!” —Alan Ritchson, Gloss
I always love hearing about the camaraderie on set!
Natalie Dormer, who will play Cressida in the Mockingjay movies, spoke to NY Post about The Hunger Games and it’s allegorical portrayal of the real world.
Perhaps the biggest deal, though, is the role she’s scheduled to start shooting next: “Mockingjay,” the two-part final installment of the “Hunger Games” series. She’ll play Cressida, a film director who leaves the comfort of the Capitol to document Katniss Everdeen and the uprising she’s inspired.
“It’s incredible how poignant an allegory it is for what’s going on in the real world,” says Dormer of the series. “You only need to turn on the television and watch the terrible things about Syria, about a government turning on their own people.
“That’s the strength of fantasy,” she says, “whether it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Hunger Games,’ where you can make a really strong statement about society without getting caught up in the constrictions of current politics.”
She also talks about her upcoming movie, Rush, which also stars
Thor: Gale’s Brother Chris Hemsworth and her other upcoming projects.
It’s no surprise that Lionsgate will cash in big time on November when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire FINALLY hits theatres! It’s predicted that it will make $1 billion worldwide. WOW!
Even though it’s still two months away from hitting theaters, money is already being counted for the mega-sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Alan Gould of investment group Evercore has peered into his crystal ball and predicted a massive $950 million haul for ‘Catching Fire,’ with the movie projected to make $375 million domestically (which would actually be less than what the first “The Hunger Games” did) with $575 million more coming worldwide (clearly, they’re banking on business abroad). Should his guesstimates come true, this would certainly be a leap in profits for the franchise. In short, it would mark a roughly 35% jump in ticket sales between the first and second movie, and of course, nip at the heels of a being a billion-earner.
Surely I’ll chip in more than my fair share knowing that watching this once won’t be enough!