Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones, who is playing Cressida in Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2, revealed that her original agreement with the studio was that she was going to have to shave her entire head for the role – like the character is described. She told Independent.ie:
“When I got the job a few months ago, it was under the condition that I was going to lose all my hair, which I’d made my peace with.
“Thankfully, a U-turn meant I only lost half, which was a huge bonus.
“But it’s just a colossal production to be a part of and the joy of being able to get physical and run around with Jen [Lawrence] and the boys, is fantastic and long overdue for me.
“It’s frustrating when you’re Margaery Tyrell and the likelihood of getting a sword in your hand is pretty low.”
Do you love her half-shaved hair?
Grodansnagel created this amazing poster for Mockingjay – Part 1 featuring Katniss standing in the rubble of revolution. I can’t wait to hear Jennifer utter the line, “If we burn, you burn with us.” Can you?
We’re all pretty sure that will be the tagline! This movie is going to be so heart-breaking and saddening, and it won’t even be AS heart-breaking or saddening as Part 2. We’re in for lots and lots of heartache! See the full poster below:
You need to listen to this absolutely awesome Mockingjay inspired song by Kat Rinchaud! The song is titled “Burn” and has some really hard-hitting lyrics directly inspired by the book.
“Fire is catching, I burn…you burn too.”
Kat currently has a Kickstarter campaign going on to fund her debut album, and for just $2 you can help her out, and also get a digital copy of it when it’s released! I certainly want to get her album when it comes out, she’s extremely talented, don’t you think?
Click here to head to her album’s kickstarter!
Yahoo! has released a new featurette that highlights the differences between Catching Fire and Hunger Games – specifically, their cinematography. Producer of the movie, Nina Jacobson of Color Force, and director of photography, Jo Willems, talk their decision to shoot on film – and more!
I loved how much the world opened up in Catching Fire, the entire atmosphere just felt more real to me. The second Hunger Gamesfilm will be available on DVD and digital download on March 7th, 2014.
Nina Jacobson, producer of The Hunger Games movies, tweeted at her account @NinaJacobson about the Tigris Mockingjay scene! Really does make the fact that the final book is really being made more real, doesn’t it? She shares that the character is coming to life on screen wonderfully, and that the set is also spectacular. Read her tweets below:
Don’t remember who Tigris is? Has it been a bit long since you last read the book? No worries! Tigris is a shopkeeper in the capitol, and she sells fur-lined clothing. She used to be a coveted stylist (like Cinna), but has since faded to obscurity. She surgically altered her face to be able to look like a tiger – giving her a very shocking appearance. It is said that she was banned from being a stylist because she was too-altered to appear on television. Must be pretty extreme if that’s the case, right? I can’t wait to see the makeup!
In Mockingjay, our heroes take up shelter in Tigris’ store, and she gifts Katniss some furry underthings.
Two new behind-the-scenes photos from Catching Fire have been released ahead of the March 7th DVD date! Both feature Francis Lawrence, the director of both Catching Fire and the final two Mockingjay films, in action. In one photo, he’s on the game-maker control room set, and in the other, it looks like he’s directing the shots where we see Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) in the audience during the interviews. It’s cool to see, since in the photo you can tell they shot the audience scenes on a green screen!
Jennifer, being her adorable self, chatted with Dior in this behind-the-scenes ‘making-of’ video for her handbag campaign. She shares that she loves it when her bag can go from day to night, because who has time to be switching back and forth all the time? Not me! Check out the adorable short interview and behind-the-scenes feature, below:
When Robert Knepper was cast as “Antonius” in the adaptations of the final book in The Hunger Games series, we were all a little puzzled. Antonius is a character that was added to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2, he was not found in the books. When asked by MTV, he revealed that even he doesn’t know who this mysterious character is.
“I don’t even know yet!” Knepper said laughing. “I know what I read for. I read, this was last summer… This is a huge movie. This is a huge two movies, and I know that what I got is not what I’ll end up doing, they’re so secretive about this. You’re going to find out when I find out,” Knepper continued. “Well, I’ll find out a little bit sooner than you, but I still haven’t found out for sure!”
An article over on MTV from December lists Antonius as “President Snow’s minister,” which makes us think he’s probably a bad guy (his body of work would hint that as well). However, with this new tidbit from the actor himself, we’re thinking he could be someone entirely different. Maybe the person who tortures Peeta? Ah, I don’t even want to think about it!
Who do you think Antonius is?
Julianne Moore is joining the adaptations of the final Hunger Games book, Mockingjay, as Alma Coin…and she feels the pressure. She spoke with Digital Spy about the responsibility she feels to bring this character on screen faithfully, and convincingly.
“There are some things that have been written that the fans are adamant be there,” Moore told Digital Spy. “We’re taking that responsibility very seriously.” Watch the video below:
Happy Monday, tributes! Lionsgate has just announced that Lily Rabe, who some of you may know from American Horror Story as Sister Mary Eunice, has been cast as Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 and 2! You can check her out on IMDB here.