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.”
- 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
|screenshot to the Elizabeth Bank’s live chat|
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Below are some animated GIF of the video. I found this set on Tumblr via theeverlarks.
The following are videos of the Hunger Games that will be shown during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
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)
“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.”