Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning last night at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Jennifer was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle. Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave.
Love the selfie with Ellen DeGeneres!
I think we all remember where we were when the famous “elevator scene” happened. When brusque axe-slinger, Johanna Mason, introduced herself to Katniss and Peeta by promptly and completely stripping herself of the tree costume her stylist had fashioned. And for a moment we stopped reading, maybe we even read it again, wondering, “Did that just happen?…Oh it happened all right. She just took her clothes off. Okay, this chick is pretty hardcore.” Or something along those lines. Well this unsettling grand entrance also made an impression on Jena Malone, the actress who plays the District 7 Victor in “Catching Fire.”
“For me, it was one of the best introductions to a character that I had ever read,” Malone said. “It was one of my favorite scenes to film because I think I was so nervous about it because it’s so perfect and I wanted it to be absolutely perfect. When we got there, there were all these variables; we were shooting in a real hotel, in a real elevator, there’s only 49 floors, it’s only six seconds to do a full strip tease, there were all these things that weren’t in the script. I was like, ‘How do we do this?’”
Jena decided to cure her apprehension by practicing a speedy disrobing of the costume in her trailer. When it came time to shoot the elevator scene, she was prepared to rip it all off at the drop of a hat.
“By the end of it I was like boom, boom, boom, just ready [to take the costume off], like ‘Let’s just get naked.’ I didn’t even care if the cameras were rolling,” she remembered, laughing. “They’re like ‘No no no, Jena we’re not rolling yet!’”
See more, including Liam Hemsworth discussing being “topless” in front of hundreds of extras, in the video below!
[Source: Yahoo! Movies]
Happy New Year to all of you Mockingjays! Better late than never, as Emy reported earlier, we were both fortunate enough to attend the premiere of Catching Fire, and I’m thrilled to finally share my own experience at the event.
By now, most of you have likely already seen the film (at least once) and I agree with Emy that they really took it up a notch. It seems with Catching Fire, they embraced the basic premise that so many fans love about the series so much: the uprising. Much of the film conveys the revolutionary aspect, in some ways more than the actual games in the arena. I found it a very empowering movie, especially through the eyes of a female. Not only via Katniss, but even through Johanna Mason, who stood out to me as one of the stronger characters; fearless, angry, and yet committed to cooperating with fellow tributes for a specific end-goal.
So the film itself aside, my experience at the premiere was fantastic. Although it was chilly and we had to wait outside for some time, it was worth every second. I felt especially privileged to be afforded the opportunity to give CatchingFireMovie.org a shout-out live from Yahoo’s Streaming Live from the Red Carpet! It was a pretty surreal moment to stand there, glance around, and see famous faces, cameras, and the whole elaborate set-up all around.
Inside the theater, the producer, director, and full main cast came out on stage before the film began, and though I don’t usually get extremely star-struck, I confess that seeing that entire group together did it for me. The film, as I mentioned before, did not disappoint. And having a handful of tributes from the first movie sitting a few rows behind us made the experience even better. The mood inside the theater was unlike any film I’ve ever seen. Being surrounded by those who worked on the set, and their friends and family there for support, resulted in a vibe that was much more enthusiastic, involved, and even a little hyped than a normal movie-going experience. I highly recommend, to anyone who can manage it, save up and get tickets to a premiere at least once in your life. It’s worth it!
We were also lucky enough to attend the party for a short while after the film, which of course was done beautifully. The decor was perfectly themed, the atmosphere subdued but fun, and we were even able to meet a couple of the tributes, who were very gracious.
Overall, the whole event was mind-blowing, and one I won’t forget. I’m proud of the entire cast and crew for bringing such a fantastic adaption of the book to the big screen, and am only more excited for the next. A tremendous thank you to Will, as well as Lionsgate, for allowing us the chance to attend such an amazing event!
Two of us had the chance to go out to Los Angeles to go attend the ‘Catching Fire’ movie premiere here are my reflections and review of the weekend, with Heather’s to come later:
I actually was able to attend part of the Fan Camp on Saturday, even though my flight into LA was delayed, but I’m glad I made it! By the time I got there the actual camp had already been erects with tons of tents along the side of the Nokia Plaza, and fans were lined up to meet Willow Shields (Prim) and then later on Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere). All the screens on the plaza were showing mockingjays and people representing Kindle Fire were there taking photos of fans in front of a green screen. Here are a few pictures I was able to snap:
In terms of the premiere it was pretty amazing, even though I didn’t get to go to the red carpet. We had seats in the center section and many of the named tributes from the ‘Hunger Games’ were sitting a few rows behind us! It was cool that they were supporting the next film, even though they weren’t in it.
Check out this interview with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, and Jena Malone as they answer fan-submitted questions and some burning questions of their own, which range anywhere from a telepathically asked “What was your favorite part of shooting in Hawaii?” to the awkward “What issues did you have with your wetsuits?”
It’s just not a Jennifer interview if she isn’t talking about food and or pee. I thought it was cool to hear from the newcomers. Sam and Jena seem to fit right in, which is good considering this group will be together for two more films. And I had no idea Josh was half-cricket.
What were your favorite parts of the interview?
Feast your eyes on this extra footage from the “Catching Fire” Movie set, featuring Peeta dancing with Katniss at the Capitol party, Finnick tying knots like a boss, and much more!
Which scenes were you excited to see in the b-roll?
Just four days left till Catching Fire, and the reviewers are amazed!
In just over two hours Yahoo! Movies will begin a complete live stream direct from the Los Angeles Red Carpet premiere of Catching Fire.
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