In a very special note posted on The Hunger Games Social Media Accounts today, our Queen and creator of Panem, Suzanne Collins thanked the team behind bringing the franchise to the big screen. Grab a tissue and read on…
Elizabeth Banks took a tour with GMA through The Hunger Games Exhibition recently, revisiting many Effie moments and discussing the final film and saying goodbye to her character. No spoilers in this interview, so take a look!
As the release of the film draws closer and closer we are getting more and more glimpses at the film. Take a look at these 5 great new stills from Mockingjay Part 2.
The release of Mockingjay Part 2 is a reminder of the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away in 2014. At the end of Mockingjay Part 1, Hoffman received a tribute in the opening credits, and many fans have been wondering what might be done for the actor with the final Hunger Games film, which also happens to be Hoffman’s final film in his career. USA Today recently got the inside scoop on what we can expect.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will have added emotional resonance beyond the end of a fan-beloved franchise. It also marks the final film in the illustrious career of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Oscar-winning actor died in February 2014 during production of Mockingjay – Part 2. But Hoffman still appears in key scenes as rebel leader Plutarch Heavensbee in the film opening Nov. 20. There was meant to be even more of him.
“I regret to have that kind of label of it being his last film. Because obviously, there’s not quite enough of him in it,” says director Francis Lawrence. “I would have liked his role to be larger.”
The article goes into more detail, including Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction to Hoffman being gone.
“It took a week when I wasn’t waking up and having to remember (Hoffman) was gone. We all suffered that together,” says Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen.
She recalls having the surreal experience of working with Hoffman’s stunt double, wearing Plutarch’s familiar garb and featuring Hoffman’s build.
“This was just a few days after (Hoffman) died,” Jennifer Lawrence says. “Nobody could look at (the stunt double). I kept thinking it was Phil, it was a constant reminder that Phil was gone. I went up to him at the end of the day and just apologized because I couldn’t imagine how awful that was.”
The loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman was a huge hit to the entire world, including the Hunger Games fandom. Seeing his final scenes will add an extra touch to an already emotional end to this franchise.
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As well as some stunning shots for Jennifer’s Vogue December issue ,we also have an mammoth in depth interview; that I now consider the best Jennifer interviews I have ever read. The interview talks about Jenn’s new house, her creative relationship with David O. Russell and her career post Hunger Games. The interview also touches on sensitive subjects without feeling intrusive, mentioning the photo hack and Jennifer’s love life. We also have a video of Jennifer silliness in the form of her parodying the awkward interview and trying to create her own light.
Here are the gorgeous and seemingly gravity defying shot from from the cover shoot, which where shot in the desert outside LA by Mikael Jansson.
While this is yes a stupendously long interview its well worth it, you get a real insight into Jennifer’s life in the last year, and even if you thought its wasn’t possible make you want to be Jennifers BFF even more.
It’s sweltering in Los Angeles, the kind of heat that melts the ice cubes in your caramel macchiato faster than you can say Kardashian. I am holed up in my hotel room on Sunset Boulevard watching tennis, drapes drawn against the remorseless sun, when suddenly: Ding! A text. Jennifer Lawrence wants to ditch our plans. Forget meeting at the Italian restaurant on Laurel Canyon; just come to my house now. She sends her driver, Paul, a South African with a mellifluous voice, to pick me up, and before long, we are winding our way up, up into the Hills of Beverly, to the gated community where Lawrence lives in a house she bought last year for about $8 million. As we are waved through by a guard, Paul thoughtfully points out the other houses of note in this wonderland of privacy: There’s Cameron Diaz’s pile, and just over there, Ashton and Mila’s new place.
Lawrence’s assistant, Talley, meets me at the front gate and ushers me through the house to the kitchen, where moments later Lawrence appears in a white crop top and faded boyfriend jeans rolled at the ankle. She is barefoot, tan, and very blonde, her hair cut into a short bob. The house—a convincingly faux-Tuscan villa, with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gym, a theater, and a hair-and-makeup room (“Thank God for Jessica Simpson,” says Lawrence of the previous owner)—is exactly as old as Lawrence herself. She just turned 25 a few weeks ago, with a party here; her friends persuaded Kris Jenner to come and present Jen with a cake in the shape of a pile of poop that read, Happy birthday, you piece of shit! “My knees buckled,” says Lawrence. “And then I got hammered and talked to her like I think I’m part of the family.”
The house had been renovated just before she bought it, so all Lawrence had to do was fill it with furniture. “I hired these decorators from Louisville, where I grew up,” she says. “There’s this place, Bittners, I would walk by when I was a little girl and go, ‘Ooooooh, one day,’ because it was so . . . fancy.” The result is a kind of luxe-comfy-chic, with some rustic flourishes, like tables made out of old Kentucky-bourbon barrels. “I can’t believe what a difference furniture has made in my overall emotional well-being,” she says.
As she opens a bottle of rosé, her dog, Pippi, comes scampering into the room. Smallish and brown, she is adorably hard to pin down. What kind of dog is that? “Oh, my God, I wish I could ask her.” When did you get her? Here I stumble into a subject that I wouldn’t have dreamed of bringing up so soon: the nude-photo leak. It was exactly a year ago that hackers stole photos from Lawrence’s iCloud account and posted them on the Web, an episode she labeled a “sex crime.” Her mother was visiting with a new puppy when the news broke. “I was outside crying, and Pippi jumped up on my lap and started licking up all my tears, and I couldn’t put her down for hours. And I mean, hours. I was like, ‘Well, obviously, you’remine.’ ” Looking back, does she have more perspective on the ordeal? “It was all pain and no gain,” she says. “But I don’t dwell on it unless someone brings it up. Have you seen me naked?” Continue Reading »
Lionsgate has confirmed that out of respect for the recent events in Paris, the Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere will be scaled back. This will not affect fans involvement in the event, but will affect press interaction on the red carpet. Paris played a special role in these films and it is understandable why they would choose to cancel that portion of the event.
Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday’s Mockingjay 2 premiere. We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.
This means the cast will walk the red carpet. They will greet and sign for fans. The screening will go on as planned. The after party will go on as planned. What is cancelled is only the press interviews that usually happen along the carpet. In actuality by cutting out the press time that may even mean more time for fans!
We are still waiting to hear how this will affect the Red Carpet Livestream. We’ll update on that when we learn more.
UPDATE: MTV has confirmed they will no longer be holding a live stream for the Mockingjay Part 2 LA Premiere. At the moment the only way to experience it will be to be there. We’ll update if anything changes.