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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Video: Jena Malone Introduces Extended Catching Fire Clip on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jena Malone was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where an extended clip of Johanna Mason from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is revealed.

Jena Malone Talks Elevator Speed-Stripping

Jena Malone talked with USA Today about filming Johanna Mason’s nearly-iconic naked elevator scene–who knew it would depend so much on timing!

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“It was a really fast elevator,” she says. “At first, we’d get to the door opening, and I’d still be halfway dressed and falling out of the elevator.

“I realized I was going to need some time. I had to choreograph, because I had these bracelets and the whole zipper down the side of the outfit and then taking off the shoes,” she adds. “It was literally like a six-second striptease. I became a really good burlesque dancer.”

By the end of the day of shooting and countless takes, Malone had finally nailed the routine, which took her down to little more than pasties as personal protection. But the film assistant in charge of the elevator sent it to the wrong floor, where an unsuspecting hotel guest was waiting.

“I finally got all of the timing bits down,” Malone says. “And as I turned to go, the elevator doors opened. And there was a guy holding two cups of coffee from Starbucks trying to get onto the elevator. I just walked out. I was like, ‘OK, keep going!’ And he was totally unfazed. It’s like me, naked in all of Joanna’s glory, and then Woody Harrelson, Jen (Lawrence) and Josh (Hutcherson) and the camera operator behind me.”

“It was the best moment of my life,” she adds.


The Catching Fire Cast Caption Their Capitol Portraits

Yahoo! Movies asked the cast of Catching Fire to caption the Capitol Portraits which were revealed earlier this year, and it is hilarious!  Click the image below to watch the video!

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Cast interviews from the Set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Who wants more interviews??  Here a bunch of interviews from the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with the cast and crew.

Thanks to Fangirlish for the heads up!

Video: Jena Malone and Sam Claflin Compete On MTV

Jena Malone and Sam Claflin were guests on MTV’s After Hours with Josh Horowitz where they competed in “The Hunger Games Games” as named by Horowitz himself.  Click the image below for video–it’s hilarious!

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Cast Appearing at Mall of America Victory Tour Stop Announced

November 5th is the date of the Minneapolis mall tour stop for the Catching Fire Victory Tour, and now we know which cast members will be making an appearance–see below to find out!

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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE National Victory Tour makes a stop in Minneapolis on November 5th. The national tour will include stops in Philadelphia, Miami and Houston as well. Cast members appearing at Mall of America will include Jena Malone (Johanna), Sam Claflin (Finnick),Meta Golding (Enobaria) and Bruno Gunn (Brutus). They will participate in special Q&As with fans, signings, and more in support of the worldwide release of the film in theatres on November 22nd. The tour, in partnership with Cover Girl, offers giveaways and exclusive access for fans. At each event, fans are encouraged to bring a canned food donation and support of our non-profit partners Feeding America and World Food Programme. By following #IgniteTheFight and visiting The Hunger Games website, fans can continue to learn moreabout way to help end hunger.

For complete rules and regulations, click here.

Francis Lawrence and Jena Malone Talk Catching Fire with Sci Fi Magazine

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made the cover of December’s issue of Sci Fi Magazine, and thanks to Quarter Quell we have a few excerpts from the issue!

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Francis Lawrence on Mockingjay being made into two films:

“I think they are two distinct stories. I think the objectives are very distinct. One is about getting Peeta back and one is about revenge, which is why I think they easily separate out. It allows us to explore what we need to explore within each of those stories instead of jamming them both into one.”

And here’s what Jena Malone had to say about Johanna’s relationship with Finnick:

I think the relationship between Finnick and Johanna is so important that any little moment we have together we went for it because they are sole survivors. They’ve grown up together and I think they’ve bonded because of that. I think it’s one of the last beautiful relationships in Johanna’s life where it’s someone she can actually rely on.

For more quotes, visit Quarter Quell!

Jena Malone Posts Photo from Catching Fire Set

Jena Malone recently posted this behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram!

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Katniss and Johanna Featured in Latest CATCHING FIRE Stills

Check out the 3 latest The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stills of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.




Thanks to Fangirlish for the tip.