Lenny Kravitz & Elizabeth Banks Talk THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, Why It’s So Popular, the Costumes, Collaborating with Francis Lawrence, More

     November 22, 2013

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Now playing in traditional theaters and IMAX is the sequel to The Hunger GamesCatching Fire.  Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film centers on President Snow (Donald Sutherland) trying to crush a budding rebellion that was ignited by Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) actions in the previous film, as the 75th Hunger Games (aka Quarter Quell) finds past victors competing against each other.  The sequel also stars Liam HemsworthJosh HutchersonJena MaloneSam Claflin, Elizabeth BanksWoody Harrelson, Philip Seymour HoffmanStanley TucciJeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I got to speak with Claflin and Malone.  They talked about what makes The Hunger Games so popular around the world, the costumes, what it was like collaborating with Francis Lawrence, deleted scenes, and much more.  Hit the jump to watch.

If you missed my video interviews with Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth & Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin & Jena Malone, and director Francis Lawrence, click the links.

Lenny Kravitz & Elizabeth Banks:

  • What is it about the Hunger Games that makes it so popular around the world?
  • They talk about the costumes.
  • What was it like collaborating with Francis Lawrence versus Gary Ross?
  • Did they have any deleted scenes?
  • When getting ready to film the sequel, what were they most nervous to film or most excited to film?

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