Josh Hutcherson Spills Some Catching Fire Filming Secrets (Videos)

Josh Horowitz of MTV has recently interviewed Josh Hutcherson during the Thanksgiving. Josh was able to share his embarrassing moment on the set, some additional info about the cornucopia, and filming some scenes using IMAX.

Josh’s pants was ripped off down to his crotch while proposing to Katniss.

“I have proposed to Katniss,” Hutcherson confirmed. “It was good. Actually, funny story: When we shot it, the actual proposal itself is done where you don’t hear what we’re saying, so I was just saying gibberish while I was proposing to her on one knee. Actually, the very first time I went to get down on one knee my pants ripped right down the crotch. The worst thing that could happen when you’re proposing to somebody is that your pants rip right down the crotch, and that’s what happened to Peeta. So… he’s doomed. He’s doomed. Poor guy, he just can’t catch a break.”

On his favorite scene to shoot so far:

“The Reaping stuff was really great. The Reaping stuff we did was really powerful, really well written,” he recalled. “The extras were so awesome. Like, literally, every extra was a very, very talented actor, and so in the really emotional scenes, all the background really brought their A-game. It really added a lot. That was really cool to see that all come together.”

On the cornucopia:

“They actually built a cornucopia in Atlanta that we shot at, and it looks amazing, and the way that the spokes got out, and the way everyone comes up on the pedestals and the water — it looks incredible,” he gushed. “I’ve seen some of the CG renderings that [director] Francis [Lawrence] has worked on, and they look really, really great.”

Shooting arena scenes in IMAX:

“They’re shooting, I think, all the stuff in the arena is going to be IMAX,” Hutcherson said. “So when you go see it in IMAX, you’ll see the regular movie when we’re in the Districts and in the Capitol. When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It’s very cool.”

Video: ‘The Hunger Games’ exclusive Blu-ray bonus clip Josh Hutcherson’s Hunger Games Training Jennifer Lawrence on her Hunger Games training/stunts Jennifer Lawrence on Wearing the Mockingjay Pin Isabelle Fuhrman on her knife training as Clove: Jen, Alex, Jackie and Isabelle talks about bonding on set (Access Hollywood)

The Hunger Games’ Alexander Ludwig, Dayo Okeniyi and Jack Quaid Talks about Making the Movie and Video Game

The Hunger Games actors Dayo Okeniyi, Alexander Ludwig, and Jack Quaid Talk about making the movie and what they’d like to see in a video game in this Gamer Live exclusive video interview below. The actors also talked about the DVD release of “The Hunger Games.” 

The Hunger Games juggernaut will arrive on home entertainment on Saturday, August 18, as the first of four films in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games franchise. The movie has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office. The 2-disc DVD (plus digital copy), 2-disc Blu-Ray (plus digital copy), VOD and digital download will feature three hours of previously unavailable bonus materials in what promises to be the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate’s history.

The Hunger Games’ Flavius Interviewed by The Hob

Our friends at were able to conduct an interview with Nelson Ascencio, the actor who played Flavius  in “The Hunger Games.” By the way, Flavius was part of the Katniss’ prep team, of course, they are being led by Cinna. Here’s a round down of the topics in the interview:
  • 0:00 – What attracted Nelson to the role, the secrecy around casting, his audition
  • 1:57 – Memorable moments on set, behind-the-scenes details of the Tribute parade, the amazing cast
  • 3:23 – The hair and makeup process, changes from the book description
  • 5:10 – Filming a scene vs. the final cut
  • 5:30 – How the franchise has impacted his personal life / career

Video: Elizabeth Banks Talks Effie, the Reaping, and more Catching Fire Stuff

Elizabeth Banks, the actress who played and will continue playing Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” recently hosted a video chat for fans wherein she talks more about her acting life. Of course, the spotlight goes for Catching Fire. You can visit the actress’ official blog and see the video there. I can’t embed the video because it doesn’t have any sharing capabilities like Youtube or any other video hosting sites have. 

screenshot to the Elizabeth Bank’s live chat

Willow Shields Excited to Grow Up With Prim in The Hunger Games Movies (VIDEO)

Willow Shields, the lucky girl who plays Katniss’ younger sister Prim in the Hunger Games movie series, has chatted with MTV during the 2012 Comic Con International in San Diego, CA. In the interview, she mentioned that she has no idea on the exact filming date for Catching Fire, adding that she hasn’t receive any script yet. She was also able to cite a scene in Catching Fire that she is looking forward to film. She was also excited to grow up on screen as her character Prim would be. Here is MTV’s interview:
Willow Shields
“We heard rumors about fall, but we’re not exactly sure when,” she told MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con. “It’s still a secret from me too.”
There isn’t a script yet (at least that Shields has seen), but she said just reading the novel version of “Catching Fire” has given her a good idea of what to expect. Even though she’s not sure what will or won’t make the final cut, Shields knows the scene she’s most excited about.
“It’s a scene where Haymitch, Peeta and I are sitting around in our new house and we’re stuffing our faces with candy and making fun of Katniss, and I just think it would be a really fun scene to do because we’re just goofing around and having fun,” Shields said. “And although Katniss gets mad at us, we’re still having fun, so it would be a fun scene to shoot plus I would be able to shoot a scene with Josh and Woody Harrelson, so that would be really fun.”
Shields has three more “Hunger Games” movies to look forward to, so we couldn’t resist asking what she’s most looking forward to in her character arc. Like Daniel Radcliffe, Kristen Stewart and many before her, Shields is just happy to grow at the same rate as her character.
“I’m excited to grow up with Prim’s character, because, you know, I have basically three more movies, but I’m going to be 15 or 16 by the end, but I started off when I was 10,” she said. “So it’s going to be really interesting to go start to finish and just to see what a difference my acting has become, and just growing up with that character is going to be really fun.”

The Hunger Games Behind The Scene Video, Exclusively from Target

Target recently revealed a more than a minute long video featuring some behind the scenes in making “The Hunger Games” movie. It features more on the camaraderie of the cast especially the tributes despite the fact that they have to kill one another in the movie. Below is a screencap, Target didn’t allow its video to be embedded but you can see it on their page. Once you click on the screenshot below, click on the EXCLUSIVE video in the left side.

Below are some animated GIF of the video. I found this set on Tumblr via theeverlarks.

Videos – MTV Movie Awards 2012 Nominations of the Hunger Games

The following are videos of the Hunger Games that will be shown during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

best kiss (vote here)

movie of the year (vote here)

best fight (vote here)

female performance (vote here)

male performance (vote here)

onscreen transformation (vote here)

best cast (vote here)

breakthrough performance (you can’t vote in this category)

VIDEO: Josh Hutcherson Says The Hunger Games Hasn’t Changed His Life

 Check out the video above of Josh speaking with LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman at CinemaCon 2012.

You would think being in a film that has grossed over $600 million in ticket sales WORLDWIDE would change a person. But Josh Hutcherson says the fame from the first Hunger Games film hasn’t affected his personal life.

“Everyone was telling me that my whole world was going to change and I couldn’t go anywhere or it’d be too crazy.”

How does Hutcherson handle the spotlight and being followed by the paparazzi?

“I think sometimes when people get in the spotlight, they feel like they have to act and behave a certain way to live up to what people expect of them,” he said. “For me, I’m just going to be myself and live my life the way I’m going to. I’m not going to let paparazzi determine the way I live.”

With Catching Fire starting to film this August Hutcherson has yet to speak with Francis Lawrence, who is taking the place of director from Gary Ross.

“I have heard from literally everyone that he’s the nicest man alive, so I’m really excited to work with him,” Hutcherson said, adding that he’s a big fan of Lawrence’s “I Am Legend” but has yet to watch the filmmaker’s most recent movie, “Water for Elephants.”