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Willow Shields talks the evolution of Prim’s character

March 1, 2014
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Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen, chatted with Socialite Life about Prim’s evolution as a character, her favorite scene…and even her celebrity crush! I’m going to have to agree with her there, Ansel Elgort is pretty adorable. Read the interview below, and check out the new behind-the-scenes Catching Fire image above, featuring Willow and the director Francis Lawrence.

What is your favorite thing about Prim’s evolution?
My favorite thing is just how mature she’s getting, and how much she’s kind of there for Katniss now. I think it’s a great evolution from starting as such a young girl who has gone through so much in her life to coming out with strength instead of sadness.

What is your favorite thing about Katniss and Prim’s relationship?
My favorite thing is that we really realize that bond from the beginning. The whole reason Katniss goes into The Hunger Games is to save her sister. I think it’s such a strong bond from the beginning and travels on throughout the whole series. There’s a sort of role reversal where Prim is really there for Katniss, but they always have that strong bond throughout the whole series.

Besides the trailer scene, what was your favorite scene to watch?
I really loved seeing all the scenes in the arena because I’m filming scenes in District 12. But when they to all the scenes in the arena I haven’t really seen any glimpses of what’s going on in the arena, or what they’re filming for the arena scenes. I’m like a fan going to see the movie because I almost don’t know what to expect in the arena scenes.

Was there anything that surprised you about how the arena was depicted?
Not really. I just thought all the new tributes they used in the arena were really great. Everyone who portrayed them, they portrayed them perfectly.

I really enjoyed Finnick. Were there any characters that stood out to you out of the newbies?
I really liked Finnick, too and I thought it was fun to see Sam [Claflin] bring that character to life. I really enjoyed seeing Jena [Malone] play Joanna. It’s such a different character for the series. It was fun to see how different that character is. It’s a good touch to the series because in Catching Fire it almost added comedy. That was really cool.

Who is your celebrity crush?
Right now my celebrity crush is Ansel Elgort. He’s going to be in The Fault in Our Stars which is my favorite book right now. It’s partially because I love the character he plays in The Fault in Our Stars.

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  • TeamButtercup

    YAY Willow is a fan of TFiOS too!! (P.S Check out that book..its amazing)

    Uggh Mockingjay is going to be the most saddest YA adaptation ever

    • Kimmy West

      I absolutely LOVE ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ too! Such a good book. Agreed…’Mockingjay’ is going to be so intense and sad. I can’t wait to see Willow take on the role of Prim as she becomes like a mini badass Katniss though!