Woody Harrelson Talks The Hunger Games Books And Movie
In a very fun interview with the Huffington Post UK, Woody Harrelson talked about The Hunger Games books and movie, and Haymitch.
Q: Why do you think The Hunger Games books are so popular?
I think there’s something about the main character Katniss that everybody relates to. It’s really a story of survival and family and in that kind of way it speaks to everyone. Almost all the people I have talked to — those who have read the books — were profoundly impacted by them. Something resonates.
Q: Have your two eldest daughters read the novels?
Yes. They read the books. They loved the books.
Q: Has your casting in the franchise made you cooler with their friends?
No, I’m still the same old dirk to them! Everybody in my family started to read them when I decided to do the role, so we all got into the books at the same time and I think they are pretty psyched that I am in it. I will say there hasn’t been anything I have been involved in where I have had so many kids come up to me. Well, first of all, I have never done a movie that you could consider a kids’ movie but this has been incredible because I have been in different places all round this country and I have had kids coming up and saying, ‘Are you playing Haymitch?’ It’s as exciting as hell how kids are so into this movie.
Q: It’s not a kids’ movie though, really, is it? It reaches out to way older audiences…
Yeah, I mean kids killing kids. It is quite an intense thing. It’s not just a kids’ movie though, or a tweens’ movie. It’s actually a P.G. rating in the States, but there is a good deal of violence in it.
Read the full interview here.