Check out these new behind-the-scenes photos of Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and director Francis Lawrence on the set of Catching Fire!
“I think there’s something very human about shooting with film,” says Director of Photography Jo Willems, whose previous work includes the Bradley Cooper vehicle, “Limitless.” “It feels less machine-made … I find digital always a little bit clean.”
The choice of “old glass” lenses was intentional, meant to off-set the super-modern look of Katniss Everdeen’s journey, especially in the Capital.
“It’s at times slightly flawed, it’s not perfect, it’s not super sharp. But it’s all to kind of get away from the modern sterile look,” Willems says.
And if you felt like you were right in Jennifer Lawrence’s face throughout the film, that, too, was intentional.
“We were pretty intimate with the characters in all their scenes. There was no long lenses,” notes Willems, who is already hard at work on “Mockingjay” Parts 1 and 2. “To shoot handheld, to be close to the actors, really gives it an intimate feel, and the audience will notice that. The audience will experience it that way rather than being in the back of a room with a long lens trying to record something.”
Read the entire article at Yahoo!
Julianne Moore has nothing but praise for Jennifer Lawrence! In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Julianne praises Jennifer, saying she is lovely, smart, and a bunch of other things we totally agree with!
Initially she wasn’t sure about taking on the role, but after much pressure from her children, Caleb and Liv, she decided to go for it.
“I don’t know if I would have done it otherwise. I’m very pleased I did, though,” she smiled to British newspaper The Telegraph.
“Apart from anything else, I got to work with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a lovely girl. I know people often say things like that in interviews, but she really is. While she may be young, she doesn’t feel at all precocious. Instead, she’s smart and funny and terrific at connecting with people. She just blew me away.”
Read the entire article at the Belfast Telegraph
NY Times has a great editorial on Jennifer Lawrence and her career thus far. It’s a long read but very interesting!
It was at the 2008 Venice Film Festival that Jennifer Lawrence — future Oscar winner, squirrel skinner, American warrior — signaled that she was no ordinary starlet. She wasn’t yet famous then, just a paparazzi afterthought to Charlize Theron, her co-star in “The Burning Plain,” one of those agonizingly dopey movies that play at major festivals because of their red-carpet power. During a pseudo-event for the movie, Ms. Theron spoke about the limited number of older actresses working in the industry and showered praise on another co-star, Kim Basinger, who wasn’t there. Ms. Lawrence apparently silenced the room by joking that Ms. Basinger had died. The girl can’t help it!
What Ms. Lawrence then said was funnier and so blunt that only a journalist for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph appears to have repeated it. “Working with Kim was one of the most amazing moments of my life,” Ms. Lawrence said. “She’s so focused and smart and nice — everything you don’t expect when you hear you’re going to be working with Kim Basinger.” Was that a ditzy gaffe or a sly, funny dig of the kind that once might have come out of Judy Holliday? Or was Jennifer Lawrence just being Jennifer Lawrence, the best actress winner who tripped on her way to grab her Oscar for David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and then — in what was the perfect capper to the inanity of the awards season — flipped the bird at someone in the press room?
Check out the entire editorial at NY Times
Julianne Moore sat down with Digital Spy to talk about the responsibility she, as well the film makers have to bring The Hunger Games trilogy to screen. She also talks about staying true to the book with her interpretation of President Coin.
The 2014 Kids Choice Awards nominations have been announced and Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence, Jena Malone, and The Hunger Games Trilogy have all been nominated! Check out the categories below:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Smurfs 2
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Female Buttkicker
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games series
Source: Gossip Cop
Sam Claflin and wife Laura Haddock’s interview at the 1:29 mark were they talk about which movies got them into acting!
Deadline has a great new interview with Jennifer Lawrence! Jenn talks about when she found out she won a BAFTA for American Hustle (lol), her Oscar moment last year, and working on American Hustle.
On winning the BAFTA award:
“Oh, it was a big surprise,” she told me when she took a few minutes away from shooting. “I didn’t remember that the BAFTAs were happening that day. I certainly did not think I was going to win one so I put it out of my mind,” she said. “So there I was, in the middle of being painted blue, and someone said, ‘You just won the BAFTA!’ And I said, ‘Oh, go f*ck yourself!’ And then it turned out they were serious.”
On last years Oscars oopsies:
As for whether she has gotten the Oscar thing down, Lawrence said: “Ha! Have you not seen my last Oscar moment? I handled myself so well. I think it’s really unfair to make a person speak in front of the entire world at a moment like that because it is just so overwhelming. It was terrifying and what I regret now is not doing what you’re supposed to, which is even having a few words, something, that you can say, or even some idea if they do call your name. Every time my mind when there, I would feel so much anxiety that I couldn’t think about it. Then when they called me, I got up on stage and said happy birthday to Emmanuelle Riva from Amour, and then I walked off without even thanking David, or Harvey Weinstein.”
She dismisses my suggestion that her speech, complete with the staircase stumble, was somehow charming. “It looked like I was drunk,” she said. “I did learn, though, not to let the dress gather in the front when you walk up the stairs.”
Read the entire article including more about Jennifer working on American Hustle, at Deadline.