Last night the cast and crew of The Hunger Games got together for their final premiere for Mockingjay Part 2. Not only was this the final group promotional stop for the film, it is the final for the franchise as well. (Who’s ready to cry…we’ve got tissues…) Take a look at all of the red carpet action in the photos and videos below.
Everyone knows that throughout the series Jennifer, Josh and Liam have had an amazing friendship both on and off-set. AP caught up with the trio ahead of the release of Mockingjay Part 2 to discuss what their friendship has been like throughout the series.
AP: How long was it before you realized you were friends, not just co-workers?
Lawrence: Our first phone call.
Hutcherson: Yep, before we met.
Lawrence (to Hemsworth): When did you and I meet? We met at the barbecue.
Hemsworth: We met at the barbecue, yeah.
Hutcherson: Which barbecue?
AP: How well do you know Atlanta after shooting there for so long?
Lawrence: I’m still shooting in Atlanta. I live in Atlanta.
Hutcherson: I really love Atlanta. It’s got great restaurants. It’s got really fun clubs to go to. It’s nice weather. They’ve got good parks.
Lawrence: We had each other. We all lived in the same neighborhood. Now I’m in Atlanta. It was so sad because I was renting a house to do another movie out there, and it’s my first movie without them in Atlanta. So my assistant was asking me about a house, and I said Just ask Josh and Liam where — oh, God. Now I’m in my same neighborhood without my boys.
AP: Is it common to form such close friendships with your co-stars?
Lawrence: Not really. Because you can meet people and they’re fine co-stars, really great to work with, and that’s all you hope for. You don’t go into anything hoping you meet your two best friends.
Hutcherson: If you did, you’d be sadly disappointed.
Lawrence: So I don’t have any complaints with anybody I’ve ever worked with before, but like a friendship is just a very different chemistry that we just all happen to really have.
Hemsworth: It just clicked. It just works.
Lawrence: There’s never been any drama ever.
Hemsworth: We’ve been through some stuff, as the three of us.
Lawrence: Yes, we have. But no fights. I mean, Josh and I fight when we get grumpy. Arguments.
Hutcherson: We bicker, like old people.
AP: So this was really lucky, then, to work together for so long.
Hutcherson: And just to go through this whole experience with the two of them — that in itself is a bonding factor, and on top of that have it be a bonding factor with people who you really love, it’s really great. And also to have each other to experience this with, because it’s such a big change and it’s pretty intense sometimes. Like we have moments — before we have a premiere or after the red carpet or whatever, in the back kitchen of the hotel — and we all three huddle around like a group hug, just (sigh). It’s revitalizing.
AP: Do you hang out in real life?
Lawrence: Yeah, we do. If we’re all in the same city, we definitely always hang out. We went to New York.
Hemsworth: Yeah, we all met in New York when you were there. We came and flew out.
Lawrence: That was sweet.
Hemsworth: We hadn’t seen each other for a while. We had a fun little weekend. Whenever we can and it’s possible to get a little time together, we’ll make the effort.
Lawrence: If we’re in LA, we go to Liam’s place because it’s in Malibu and it’s wonderful. I almost came over to charge my phone one time.
Hemsworth: Yeah, absolutely. Anytime. I’ve got outlets.
WATCH: Sam Claflin talks Finnick’s twitter bio, the funniest thing Jennifer has said to him and “Fatniss” with Sugarscape
Sugarscape caught up with Sam Claflin this week ahead of the release of Mockingjay Part 2. He spoke of what he thinks Finnick’s twitter bio would consist of, the funniest thing Jennifer has said to him and shipping “Fatniss”.
We are drawing very close to the official release of Mockingjay part 2 and today saw the release of 2 new stills one of Katniss and the other of President Coin.
This morning several members of the cast and Director Francis Lawrence stopped by Good Morning America to chat about the film. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Donald Sutherland joined Francis for a short, but fun filled discussion which included inside jokes, the LA premiere, friendships and more. You can check it out as well as some behind the scenes footage below. Continue Reading »
We’ll update if more clips become available. But in the meantime you can watch the full show for a limited time here.
Josh stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and as usual kept us laughing the whole time. They even showed a clip from his first appearance which was adorable, talked about Woody Harrelson, how many press interviews he’s done for the franchise and discussed home school prom. Check out the clips below. Continue Reading »
As the final film approaches, and the war is coming to its head, Capitol Couture is still going strong with its salute toward the Victors of the past Hunger Games. They have all ready shared posters from the 11th and 38th Games and now are honoring the winner of the 67th, Augustus Braun from District 1.
Two posters were released featuring Braun, but no other information is known about him at this time.
Elden Henson who plays Pollux in the Mockingjay films may not have known much about his character to begin with, but he definitely brought a lot to his portrayl. In a recent interview with the Examiner, Elden admitted he hadn’t actually finished reading the books when he began to play Pollux,
“I lied and told everybody that I’d read the books, but really I was reading them during! (laughs)”
We’ve always been blessesd in this franchise to have the very best of the industry working on creating the world of Panem. This includes the look of the costumes as well. For Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, the role fell to the famed team of Kurt and Bart. The pair was given the task of not only designing a new look for the totalitarian regime in District 13, but also had to help create Katniss’ epic Mockingjay costume and help Effie become the most stylish “rebel” in history. Recently they sat down with WWD and talked about their experiences on the final two films. Continue Reading »