Sam Claflin & Jena Malone Talk THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, Why It’s So Popular, Expanding the World and Characters in the Sequel, and More

     November 21, 2013


Opening this weekend 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, how Catching Fire expands the world and the characters, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

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

Sam Claflin & Jena Malone:

  • How it’s really hard to make a middle chapter.
  • They both talk about how Catching Fire expands the world and the characters.
  • What is it about the Hunger Games that makes it so popular around the world?


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  • Edd

    I love how Jena is so passionate about the story (:

  • Leo Spaceman

    Wow I’ve never really noticed Jena before but she is absolutely gorgeous and its amazing to see that she is so very much more than a Hollywood Bimbo is incredible. Like Edd above me said, she really is passionate and she seems like she is really intelligent. I do think that she is putting on a bit of a show like she has to for the tour and most people would probably end up having to be more of a listener than a talker around her but she does seem really alive which is great to see in Hollywood. But on top of that, she is incredibly beautiful.

    • ernest schoenmakers

      Yes Jena Malone is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ernest schoenmakers

      Yes Jena Malone is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ernest schoenmakers

    I know Jena Malone how she is, she’s NOT putting on a show. Jena is always passionate, well spoken, spontaneous and moreover charming.

  • ernest schoenmakers