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Jennifer Lawrence talks about Mockingjay pt.1 with Italian film magazine Ciak

Jennifer`s first interview on Mockingjay pt.1 is in the Italian film magazine Ciak the October addition which saw Jennifer as Katniss resplendent in her Mockingjay battle suit on the cover. In the interview Jennifer talks about the last two film being darker in content and colour, and the different story focus between Mockingjay pt.1 and pt.2.

The Mockingjay Sings

In five years she’s received three Academy Award nominations, won an Oscar, and brought two billion dollars to the Hollywood box office with her movies. On November, 21, Jennifer Lawrence returns for the third instalment of The Hunger Games, but she has a dream: relax.

“Nice to meet you,” says Jennifer Lawrence, shaking my hand. Shining, frank, with a natural make-up, a brilliant white smile and intense eyes. “We met before,” I say. She blushes. “I’m sorry.” “It was a long time ago in Venice, you were a teenager!” “Oh my God!” she says. “When I came to the Film Festival for The Burning Plain , I was 18 years old, and I kept looking around asking myself: ‘Am I really in Venice? Someone pinch me!’ Since that moment, in just a few years, so many things happened, a lot of movies, awards, experiences beyond words.”

At the 2008 Venice Film Festival she was a just kid, but she was tough and ready to win over the world. And she did just that with The Hunger Games series, the Oscar she won for Silver Linings Playbook, for her acclaimed role in American Hustle, and her role in the blockbuster X-Men movies. Now, Jennifer Lawrence is 24 years old and probably the most talented, beautiful, spontaneous and straightforward actress of her generation.

Since 2008 you’ve had three Academy nominations and won an award. You worked with influential directors and in successful movies, and you’ve reached an impressive payroll, 10 million dollars for each one of the three Hunger Games sequels. What is your goal after all this?
It hasn’t been that many years, but they’ve been intense years. I had the chance to work with amazing directors and just as many amazing actors. I’ve realized the ultimate dream of any actress: be on top as a young actress, and in a short time. Now, my dream is to slack a little!

What’s your idea of slacking?
I don’t have a clear-cut idea: I’d just like not to have to work for a little while, be on the fringe, on the outskirts of Hollywood, hopefully driving around in a minivan (laughs).

Can you describe the changes in The Hunger Games series throughout the three movies?
Different directors gave their personal view to Katniss’ story. Gary Ross began the work, and Francis Lawrence carried it on. Francis gave a dark turn to the series, as he focused on the characters’ psychology. There are emotional and charged-up sequences which alternate with an in-depth analysis of characters’ behaviour. The last two movies are a lot darker: it’s all grey, even in colour. Katniss and her companions are suffering from PTSD. After Catching Fire they have to find themselves again and regain their strength.

In every movie of the series there is a favourite scene, one that is more unforgettable than the others. What’s your favourite scene in Mockingjay Part 1 and 2?
I’d say all the scenes with Julianne Moore, who plays President Alma Coin. She and Katniss are two strong and determined women. They have a similar vision of the world, but their ideas about the way to change it are completely different. Katniss is, with no self-consciousness, a threat to President Coin. I think that their relationship is very interesting and intense.

How did you train to be ready for these two movies?

Truth to be told, in the first part of Mockingjay, Katniss doesn’t have to go back to the Hunger Games, so she didn’t have a lot of stunts or fight scenes. Katniss has to adjust to life in District 13. She isn’t looking very good, and isn’t very healthy or strong. The first chapter will focus on my character more emotionally than physically.

And in Mockingjay – Part 2?

That’s another story! It will be an action movie, because it’s focused on the final war. There are a lot more stunts, violence, fights and gunshots. We shot it back-to-back with the first part, even though it will come out next year (on November, 20, 2015) but I had the time to train between shoots.

So, you’re a professional archer now?

I wouldn’t say professional, but don’t try to break into my house! (laughs)

Do you have your personal bow at home?

Sure. I don’t have much time to train, except for when I train for the movies, but learning how to shoot better is always a goal! Maybe I’ll take some additional lessons with my trainer for the series (Kathuna Lorig, who won a bronze medal for archery at Barcelona Olympics in 1992).

You became an actress when you were really young. Did you ever wish to become something else, when you were a child?

I committed to become an actress in five years. Otherwise I would have been a nurse. Or a doctor.

Can you tell us one of your secrets?

I don’t know I have any secrets (laughs). I love my job and that makes me really happy. But acting is a small part of me, I’d say more or less 3%.

In a previous interview you told someone you didn’t know where your Oscar was…

Now I know! It is at my mom’s! I wanted to hide it, but she said we had to show it off, keep it in plain sight. I didn’t agree because every time somebody came over, it just seemed like I wanted them to see it. So we compromised: the Oscar is at my parents’ house. They keep it on the piano.

Do you have a different approach to playing characters like Katniss or Mystique in X-Men than the characters you played on David O. Russell’s movies?

I wouldn’t say different approaches. Sometimes it helps me to think about how another actor would play my character. Watching yourself from the outside is an essential key for every actor. I usually think about my character played by a particular person in my everyday life, a man whose name I wouldn’t tell you even if you tortured me.

To play your character in Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik’s movie for which you did receive your first nomination for an Academy Award, you had to learn how to skin a squirrel. Is it the oddest thing you had to learn on a movie set? It surely is the most revolting thing I ever learned. I think I am the only actress alive who knows how to skin a squirrel. But I am happy I know how to do it, it could come useful later in life. You never know…

Here are some scans from the magazine.

Source: thehungergames.it Panem Propaganda

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WATCH: ABC Family’s ‘Hunger Games’ Weekend Promo

The Hunger Games is finally coming to ABC Family! Check out the promo below and be sure to tune in beginning Friday, October 10 at 8/7c. I have a feeling watching The Hunger Games on ABC Family will be like watching Harry Potter on ABC Family. Nothing beats it.

Via: Jabberjays.net

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German Fans: Win Tickets to 1st Screening of ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ in Berlin

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It looks like German fans will get a chance to watch Mockingjay Part 1 on the same night as the London premiere. To enter to win a way into the special screening, head on over to the official German Facebook page and answer 5 questions. Each week, a new set of questions will be released, and the winners will be chosen out of whoever has the highest points. Additional Mockingjay fan packs will be given out, which includes tickets to watch Mockingjay Part 1 after it releases, Mockingjay pins, posters and copies of the soundtrack.

Thanks to Jabberjays for the info!

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Uncover Boggs’ Capitol File in District 13 Hack #3

The rebels have been hard at work dismantling the Capitol’s lies.  The third hack (Hack 1 and Hack 2 here) into the Capitol’s servers is now available through the District13.co.in mobile site.

Here are the log in instructions to get to the hack:

  • Go to http://m.district13.co.in on your phone or tablet
  • Connect to the site with Facebook or Twitter
  • Open www.thecapitol.pn from your desktop browser and enter the Session ID located in the top right corner and press sync
  • Touch and hold on the fingerprint to open the site on your mobile devices
  • Press Hack 03 on the District 13 site
  • Read the instructions, lock your screen in portrait mode, and then click initiate.
  • Play the game and watch TheCapitol.PN to see your progress.  You are trying to keep the green line in the black area. Note:  This one takes a little longer and is more difficult (the space between the lines is narrower).

Once you’ve completed the hack, Boggs’ Capitol file will appear.  It looks similar to Cressida’s in that there are special notes about him and his label has been changed to “Protector.”

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New Serena clip featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Newlyweds: George brings Serena to a new timber site he has purchased as he reveals his plans for their life together 

The first clip for Serena has been released on the Daily Mail site. The 1:37 clip shows Bradley`s character showing Jennifer`s there new land along with some smooching from our leads. Serena is being released on the October 24, 2014 and annoyingly still with out a confirmed release date the best that can be said is early 2015 for the US.  Check out the clip below.

Source: Daily Mail

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Official Lyrics to “Yellow Flicker Beat” Released

After all the teasing of lyrics and release of the video, Lorde has posted the full lyrics to Yellow Flicker Beat on her website. For those of you who’ve been transcribing from the video, this should make things much easier! View the lyrics below:

i’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm

and the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold

my blood is a flood

of rubies, precious stones

it keeps my veins hot

the fire’s found a home in me

i move through town i’m quiet like a fight

and my necklace is of rope, i tie it and untie

people talk to me, but nothing ever hits home

people talk to me and all the voices just burn holes

I’M DONE WITH IT (oooooh)

this is the start

of how it all ends

they used to shout my name now they whisper it

i’m speeding up

and this is the red orange yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

we’re at the start

the colours disappear

i never watch the stars, there’s so much down here

so i just try

keep up with the red orange yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

i dream all year but they’re not the sweet kind

and the shivers move down my shoulder blades in double time

people talk to me, i’m slipping out of reach now

people talk to me and all their faces blur

but i got my fingers laced together and i made a little prison

and I’m locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me

CHORUS

Check out Lorde’s website here. What do you think of the full set of lyrics? A bit different than what you’d been hearing? Let us know!

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NECA Announces Official ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′ Calendar

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When it comes to months, all eyes are on November nowadays, so how do we show love to all the other months that don’t have a Hunger Games movie release? Release a Mockingjay: Part 1 calendar, of course! NECA has just announced that a 12 month calendar will be available soon, featuring amazing stills from the movie. Click on the images below for more detail!

Will you be picking this calendar up? Let us know in the comments!

via Quarter Quell

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VIDEO: DVD Extras of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

When Jennifer Lawrence isn’t leading a revolution in Panem, she’s busy shape shifting in the X-Men universe as Mystique.  The latest film in the franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, is to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray soon and some sneak peeks at the extras have been released highlighting Jennifer’s character.

Featurette on the Sentinels and the moral struggle Mystique faces (Jennifer starts talking around 1:00):

A longer video breaking down the visual effects and the transformation into Mystique:

X-Men: Days of Future Past is out on DVD/Blu-Ray on October 14th.

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LOOK: Willow Shields Posts New Still of Prim

Most of the stills we’ve been getting have been from the official Hunger Games accounts, but this new one of Prim comes directly from Willow Shields. Check out the image which was recently posted on her Instagram.

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New Still of Katniss from #Mockingjay Part 1 via The Hunger Games Instagram

Now this is the way to end the final day of images! The face of the rebellion has arrived in a new still from Mockingjay Part 1 via The Hunger Games Official Instagram!  Take a look!

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