Hunger Games Special Issue of People Magazine – Read Previews of the Contents

Here is an official press release about the special collector’s issue of People Magazine for the movie Hunger Games. Thanks for this. See this post, for the preview pics from Just Jared:

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The countdown has begun to the most anticipated film opening since the Twilight series: The Hunger Games, which hits theaters nationwide on March 23. In anticipation, PEOPLE magazine celebrates with a special collector’s issue, All About The Hunger Games, that introduces Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and the rest of the cast. Featuring behind-the-scenes scoop on how the spectacular costumes were created and how the stars trained for their roles, this special newsstand-only collector’s issue of PEOPLE is loaded with tons of fabulous photos from the movie, exclusive interviews, insider secrets, and all the style information needed to dress like a tribute. The following links to a $1 off coupon (participating retailers include Walmart, Target, and
Peeta Mellark Josh Hutcherson reveals why he’s perfect to play courageous baker’s son Peeta, his most intense day of shooting, and what he loves about leading lady Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer “always says what she thinks,” Hutcherson tells PEOPLE. “A lot of people are too worried they’re going to offend someone, so I found that really admirable.” He also reveals, “I got a minor concussion during filming when Jennifer accidentally kicked me in the head. We were goofing off, shadowboxing, and suddenly her boot hit me in the temple.”
Gale HawthorneLiam Hemsworth talks about why he was drawn to the role of Gale – and whether he’s ready for Hunger Games mania. He tells PEOPLE that during the filming of the reaping, “It’s pretty horrific to watch little kids go through that process. It was also really hot. We were in the sun all day, and some of the extras actually collapsed.”
Effie TrinketElizabeth Banks delivers the scoop on how she transformed into the Capitol’s devilish diva. “Katharine Hepburn was an inspiration for the voice – the cadence, the wit, the preponderance of etiquette,” she tells PEOPLE.
Get Katniss’s Look – How to achieve the rustic vibe (from both District 12 and the Games) and the outfit from her Games interview. “I only cared about the boots. I had to wear them every day, do all my stunts in them,” Jennifer Lawrence tells PEOPLE. “They were the most important part of everything, and they were perfection.”
Up Close with Rue – Hanging out with 13-year-old Amandla Stenberg, the actress who plays a key role in the Games. She tells PEOPLE, “We were filming in a meadow, and someone stepped on a hornets’ nest near me. Jennifer came to the rescue. She picked me up and pulled me out of the swarm.”
Behind the Scenes – On-set secrets from the movie’s director, production designer, and makeup artist. “We weren’t trying to recreate a 1920s Depression-era environment, but we used it as our foundation,” production designer Philip Messina tells PEOPLE. “We wanted to create a place that felt like people did 14 hours of physical labor a day and weren’t getting enough to eat. Where the citizens are always one step away from giving up.”
Friends and Foes – A-list costars Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland talk about taking on their pivotal roles in the movie.
PEOPLE’s Special Collector’s Issue, All About The Hunger Games, in on newsstands March 2 – March 30.

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