Pictorial on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Fan Camp Weekend

From Saturday, November 16th through the red carpet U.S. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Monday, November 18th, fans got a chance to camp out for the weekend and not only hang out with fellow fans, but also meet some of the stars of the sequel of The Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire.  700 fans slept out in tents that were set up specifically for them.  They got to show their support by bringing their own signs depicting favorite quotes and/or characters from the books.  On Saturday, the fans got to meet and get an item signed by Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen).  Then on Sunday, Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) arrived for a group signing for the fans.  Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and director Francis Lawrence also came by as a surprise to sign for the loyal fans as well.

Various activities were to be had, such as taking a picture with the Catching Fire poster in the background and raffle drawings hosted by KIIS FM.  A Catching Fire T-Shirt, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, was given to each participating fan.  And fans were able to watch The Hunger Games movie on the big screen that overlooks the Nokia Plaza square in preparation for the sequel.

The highlight, of course, was the red carpet event itself, which brought out actors from Catching Fire as well as a few others, including The Hunger Games author herself, Suzanne Collins!  Afterwards, all campers were able to get a ticket to see the movie.

Check out the images from the red carpet!

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Tributes from The Hunger Games Movie Reunite!

Jack Quaid (Marvel), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), and Jackie Emerson (Foxface) had a mini reunion last night. Check out this adorable and hilarious video that Jack posted on his Vine!

I love seeing how they have all formed long lasting friendships from the movie!

Hunger Games Stars at Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premier

Last night was the Los Angeles premier of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and a few of our Hunger Games cast members were present. Check out how adorable Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface), Willow Shields (Prim), and Amandla Stenberg (Rue) look!

 

And check out Trevor Donovan’s choice of attire. The 90210 star was in the running to be cast as Finnick Odair before Sam Claflin was officially cast.

 

Anyone else think he would be a great Gloss?

 

Source: The Hob

Foxface Character Card

Part 5 of our stunning Character Cards series, featuring the artistic brilliance of aimmyarrowshigh.tumblr.com, should naturally go to our favorite girl from District 5: Foxface.

Berries. Clearly that’s what V was going for here, and the red coloring likely represents a number of things. Red for blood. Red for the berries. Red for Foxface’s hair. Even the glow around the lettering looks sort of berry-like, and the faded color scheme could possibly signify her death from nightlock? Don’t forget how smart and clever Foxface is and how equally smart (but also nice) Jackie Emerson — who plays Foxface — is as well.

You can see and comment on all the character cards HERE!

Did Foxface commit suicide? Mockingjay.net makes case

Here’s a really interesting theory, which comes courtesy of Kimmy from Mockingjay.net. Did Foxface actually commit suicide when she ate the berries? See HERE!

Here’s an excerpt:

There are a few reasons why this seems to be the case, especially now that we’ve seen the film which has a few moments that could be subtle clues. Maybe even clues from Suzanne Collins, since she was a screenwriter and producer on the film! First of all, in the film we see Foxface speeding through some sort of computer training program involving plants. In her interview, we hear her say to Caesar: “I will always analyze the situation and apply myself.” We hear Peeta and Katniss say time and time again, “she’s clever, too clever.” Why would someone that clever die in such a way, a careless accident?

What if Foxface realized where she was at that point – she was up against Cato, Thresh, and the team from 12. She wasn’t good with hand-to-hand combat, she relied on stealth and getting in and out of situations quickly. What if she realized that the chances were if up against any of her competitors, she’d die a terrible, painful death. Then, she sees the nightlock sitting perfectly in front of her as she followed Peeta, and thinks: “This is my painless way out. Why suffer more than I need to?” Maybe Foxface was more clever than we all believed.

See the full analysis HERE!

The Hunger Games World Premiere Weekend – Part 5

MORE SUPPORTING CAST

The evening didn’t stop there.  More of the actors showed up, people I’ve seen in other things and really.  The evening was really starting to kick in and the revelation that we were actually there became more of a reality.

Jack Quaid, who plays Marvel, the tribute boy from District 1, got a chuckle out of my friend, Flo, after she called out to him, “Jack!  You look Marvelous!”  That got his attention, and we got this photo.

Jack Quaid with me and friend, Flo

Amandla Stenberg, who plays Rue, the tribute girl from District 11, came out in a very cute sequined green/white dress.  Her performance in the movie was moving.

Amandla Stenberg greets fans with a huge smile

Dayo Okeniyi who plays Thresh, the tribute boy from District 11, sports the Mockingjay pin on the black carpet.  When one of the photographers on the press side told him to turn around and take a picture with the fans, he happily obliged both media and fans.

Dayo Okeniyi sporting the Mockingjay pin

Leven Rambin, who plays Glimmer, the tribute girl from District 1, came out in a flaming red form fitting dress with an extremely low cut in the front.  I actually thought the design of the dress was very cool with different shades of red looking like flames.

Leven Rambin looking hot in red

Leven Rambin smiling for the camera

Willow Shields, who plays Katniss’ sister Prim, came out in a cute light blue sheer age appropriate two-piece top and skirt.  Poor girl looked like she really didn’t know what she was supposed to do, but she just went with it.

Willow Shields in mid-turn as the fans call out her name

Isabelle Fuhrman plays Clove, the tribute girl from District 2, and boy is she vicious!  Don’t be fooled by her small frame, there is reason to fear her character in the movie, especially when she has her hands on a throwing knife. Despite playing a not-so-nice character in the film, Isabelle was all sorts of lovely on the carpet.

Isabelle Fuhrman chats it up with District 2 Mayor, Aldrin Gamos

Alexander Ludwig plays Cato, the tribute boy from District 2, who’s Katniss’ main antagonist in this movie, was all smiles and joy, livin’ it up on the black carpet, meeting and greeting the fans.  The Facebook Mayor for District 2, Aldrin Gamos, got to take a picture with both him and Isabelle.

Alexander Ludwig smiles for the camera with District 2 Mayor Aldrin Gamos.

Jacqueline Emerson, who plays Foxface, the tribute girl from District 5, was stunning in an emerald green strapless dress.

Jackie Emerson posing for the press in an emerald green number.

Toby Jones plays the announcer for the Games, Claudius Templesmith.  He seemed genuinely surprised when the fans screamed out his name.

Toby Jones acknowledges the fans

Wes Bentley got to flesh out a character that isn’t even mentioned by name in the book (first book), and he did such a fine job playing Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane.  I think he realizes that Seneca Crane’s beard also helped him out a bit.

Wes Bentley smiling with the fans, with his piercing blue eyes and dark hair.

Donald Sutherland cannot be dismissed as he, too, was able to have more of a presence in this film than his character had in the first book.  Although he plays the contemptible President Snow, he was appreciative to the fans by signing posters and taking pictures, even at one point giving the three-fingered salute to us.

Donald Sutherland in the midst of signing posters

For more posts on the World Premiere Weekend:
Part 1 (Tent City)
Part 2 (Sunday Surprises)
Part 3
(Fans in Costume and Waiting)
Part 4
(Actors on the Up and Up, and then some)
Part 6 (The Star Squad)

The Hunger Games World Premiere Weekend – Part 2

Sunday Surprises

If you ever plan on attending a big red carpet premiere, be prepared!  Sleeping bags and small tents are always recommended, less you want to risk being sick on the red carpet.  As you’ve seen in the previous Premiere Weekend post, tents are what make “Tent City” what it is.  Also, know that you may not get a whole lot of sleep while camping out.  Sure, you might be able to sleep, but more often than not, you’re not really fully asleep. So, what keeps you from looking like death during the time you’re camping?  Well, Lionsgate (assuming they were the ones responsible for it) was gracious enough to have some of the actors come by the area to sign posters/books/whatever you had and take pictures with the fans pretty much all throughout Sunday to pass the time.

First one on the agenda was Amandla Stenberg, who plays Rue in the film.  Even though the sun was in her face the whole time, she was very accomodating to everyone’s request to have a picture taken with her.

Amandla Stenberg (Rue)

Next up was Isabelle Fuhrman, who plays Clove.  By the time she arrived, someone was smart enough to pull out the umbrella for her as she signed and took pictures with the fans.  Now despite the sadistic nature of her character in the books and movie, she is quite nice.

Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove)

Willow Shields, who plays Katniss’ little sister Prim, joined Isabel in the signing!

Willow Shields (Prim)

Jacqueline Emerson, who plays Foxface, came by with her own video camera to record the events of her day.

Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface)

I would like to note that Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig did join Isabel Fuhrman before Willow showed up, however, being that I was farther back in line to get their autograph, I was not able to get close enough to take their picture or get their autographs before they left the scene (alas, an actor’s life is often on an Effie Trinket schedule).

And yes, Josh Hutcherson did make an appearance in the late afternoon, when most people thought the celebrity appearances were done.  Unfortunately for me, and half the people in back part of the line, Josh had left after about 30 minutes of signing and picture taking and thus some of us were left a little unfulfilled in a way.  The point of letting you know that is, always be prepared!  Again!

Despite that setback, it was a fairly good day.  And I believe (or hope) that everyone that camped and were there during this time were able to get at least a couple of autographs and pictures with the actors.  Another word of advice if you want to camp out for events like this, and I’ve mentioned this before, make friends, especially if you want to trek this alone.  You may need that friend to help you take a picture with your favorite actor!  And you’ll never know if that friend will benefit you more than you know!  More to come on that in the next post!

For more posts on the World Premiere Weekend:
Part 1 (Tent City)
Part 3
(Fans in Costume and Waiting)
Part 4
(Actors on the Up and Up, and then some)
Part 5 (More Supporting Cast)
Part 6 (The Star Squad)