I also wanted Black Americans to be able to have a revolution in the way that these white characters get to have them–not just a physical freedom, but a mental one, as well.
Addis journey includes the stripping away of anti-Blackness that she’s been socialized with.
For these Hunger Games, Plutarch Heavensbee replaced Seneca Crane as head Gamemaker.
As her older sister, she must volunteer as tribute to save her life.
When the young Primrose Everdeen (Willow Shields) has her name called, her 16-year-old sister Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to enter the Games in her place. And then, from there, I just did a lot of character work. FUHRMAN: Yeah, and Alex has me text him directions. It was a three-day weekend that they were just doing scenes with Jen [Lawrence] and Josh [Hutcherson].
Once there, she is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts and, if she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Alexander, what appealed to you about this role and what kind of training did you have to do? I remember, one day, I was doing a fight scene on set and was just practicing with some of the stunt guys. I just found this little note from Amandla and Jackie Emerson, who plays Fox Face. He called me and was like, “My phone is about to die and I need directions from Nashville to Scottsdale, Arizona.” So, I typed them out and my thumbs were killing me.
Check out what they had to say after the jump: Each year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl, between the ages of 12 and 18, to compete in The Hunger Games. How was it to want to play a character that wants kill them?
A twisted punishment for a past uprising and on ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which Tributes must fight with one another until one survivor remains. FUHRMAN: Well, I always say that you have to love your characters, so it was about re-reading the book and learning to love one of the characters that’s really a bad character, and then, from there, discovering who she was and what made her so terrible and so mentally disturbed. I was in my boxers, trying to find all my clothes, and I found some of them in the fridge and some of them in the microwave. That was one of the many, many things Amandla did to ruin my life on set.