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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Sam Claflin on His Transformation into Finnick Odair

The New York Times interviewed our Finnick, Sam Claflin, where he opened up about how playing Finnick has changed his life and the difficulties of wielding a trident!

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Q. What’s it like to portray a character that exists so vividly in the minds of fans?

A. These books are so powerful, and the fan base is so passionate, that obviously every fan had read the books and had an idea in their imagination of what Finnick should look like. I think maybe three people in the entire world thought it should be me.

Why not you?

I certainly don’t have the confidence that he has in his own body. I wasn’t blond, tanned, and I didn’t have a six pack. I’m not one of those guys who goes to the beach and is happy to take my top off. I personally relate to the sensitive and insecure side to him. But there was a huge physical transformation for me — a lot of working out, dieting. And the more I found myself turning into Finnick, the more confident I felt for the first time ever.

How long did it take to get used to sprinting through the jungles of Hawaii holding a three-pronged spear?

There were two different tridents. One was metal, top-heavy and very difficult to maneuver. One was rubber — apart from the actual stick part — and was safer for me and for everyone around me. I was running around really treacherous terrain trying to maneuver my trident through vines. I was kind of lethal.

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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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ETalk To Air New Catching Fire interviews Next Week

Canadian entertainment show, ETalk, will be airing their exclusive interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Sam Claflin next week!  See teaser below!

For more information about the show, click here!

Thanks to HG Girl on Fire for the tip!

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.