In 2012, Lionsgate unveiled The Hunger Games, the first chapter in what was to become a worldwide phenomenon that turned stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson into household names. Now, as the intrepid trio prepares to see the final chapter of the franchise – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – debut on screens this fall, they got together for one of their last magazine shoots and to look back on their experiences over the last few years of filming.
EW, the magazine which has boasted many Hunger Games covers and interviews over the franchise’s four-film run, has a new cover featuring Lawrence, Hemsworth, and Hutcherson. Also starring in the final film are Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin,Jena Malone, and Donald Sutherland. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens in theaters on November 20th.
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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Showtime’s will begin 7pm on Thursday, November 19, and starting on Wednesday, November 18, fans will have the option to screen a double feature of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2. THE HUNGER GAMES DOUBLE FEATURE will be a premium experience including exclusive on-screen content and premium giveaways, allowing moviegoers to see THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 a full 24 hours ahead of Thursday’s advance shows.
Check out the EW cover of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 stars Lawrence, Hemsworth, and Hutcherson below, followed by their comments on the final chapter:
When asked about how they feel about embodying cultural icons, each of them seemed to share the same sense of disbelief:
HUTCHERSON When you see the tons of people screaming and going crazy… I have the same problem that Peeta does of distinguishing reality from not reality. So for me, that’s not real. It seems so strange.
LAWRENCE It’s like you’re an avatar of yourself.
HEMSWORTH You get back into the car after a premiere and it’s dead silent and you’re like…
LAWRENCE “I’m glad that’s over.”
Hopefully this trio will be enjoying long and lucrative careers, well after the screaming crowds of young adults are gone. Lawrence then commented on the scene she was most worried about filming during the finale’s 152-day shoot:
LAWRENCE I was excited about the scene at the end of the movie when I shoot my arrow—I won’t give it away— because when I was doing my archery training at age 20, that was always the scene I pictured. Five years ago I used to look at a stack of hay and pretend that it was this moment, and now it is here.
Book readers surely know what “that scene” is, but it should prove to be a very climactic one for viewing audiences as well. Be sure to head over to EW for more from the stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which wraps up the film franchise later this fall.
For more on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, check out some of our recent coverage provided at the links below:
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- ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′: Ultimate Edition Book Reveals Exclusive Photos
- ‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibition Images: Costumes, Props, Fan Art and More
- ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Banner Stands Atop “Fallen Snow”
- ‘Hunger Games’ Poster Accidentally Contains a Terrible Expletive
- 14 Craziest Images from THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 Trailer