Movies on Demand
At SDCC this weekend, Jack Quaid, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg and Willow Shields sat down with Movies on Demand to discuss the physical and mental preparation for their roles in the Hunger Games film. Willow also touches on what she is looking forward to while playing Prim in the next films.
The Hunger Games cast members Willow Shields (Prim), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), and Jack Quaid (Marvel) all stopped by EW’s Comic-Con studio today to discuss how theybonded while making the film, their favorite scene from the film, and (per a question via Twitter) who would best survive a zombie apocalypse. Plus, Shields talks about Prim’s bigger role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The video is not embeddable, visit http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/14/hunger-games-comic-con-video/.
Subscribers of SiriusXM Radio have had the privilege of listening to live broadcasts from SDCC this weekend, via Comic-Con Radio. Here are three video clips of SiriusXM’s interview with Hunger Games cast members Willow Shields, Amandla Stenberg, Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi. In this clip, the actors talk about filming the arena scenes in the woods of NC.
Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth Signed Autograph The Hunger Games Woods Photo
The Hunger Games Cast Josh Jennifer Liam Signed Autograph Rare Promo 8×10 Photo
Josh Hutcherson The Hunger Games Signed Authentic 11×14 Photo Psa/dna #q85547
Jack Quaid Signed Autograph “the Hunger Games” Rare “marvel” Tribute 8×10 Photo
Donald Sutherland The Hunger Games Signed Authentic 11×14 Photo Psa/dna #s33626
Stanley Tucci Signed Autograph “hunger Games” Caesar Flickerman & Katniss Photo
Jennifer Lawrence Signed Autograph “the Hunger Games” In Tube Final Count Photo
Jack Quaid Signed Autograph “the Hunger Games” “marvel” District 1 Tribute Photo
Elizabeth Banks Signed Autograph New “hunger Games” Effie With Katniss Photo Coa
Jack Quaid Signed Autograph “the Hunger Games” Group Of Tributes 8×10 Photo Coa
Jennifer Lawrence Signed Autograph “the Hunger Games” Intense Katniss 8×10 Photo
Isabelle Fuhrman Signed 8×10 Photo w/COA Proof The Hunger Games Orphan K
Donald Sutherland Signed Autograph Classic “hunger Games” President Snow Photo
James Newton Howard Signed Framed Hunger Games 11×14 Photo Display
Elizabeth Banks Signed Autograph Brand New Effie “hunger Games” Promo 8×10 Photo
Liam Hemsworth The Hunger Games Signed Authentic 11×14 Photo Psa/dna #s33661
Liam Helmsworth Hunger Games Signed Authentic 11×14 Photo Psa/dna #s33619
Isabelle Fuhrman Signed 8×10 Photo w/COA Proof The Hunger Games Orphan D
Stanley Tucci Signed Autograph “hunger Games” Caesar Flickerman Close Up Photo
Alexander Ludwig The Hunger Games Signed Authentic 11×14 Photo Psa/dna #s33620
Jennifer Lawrence Signed Autograph “the Hunger Games” New Katniss 8×10 Photo Coa
Donald Sutherland Signed Autograph New “hunger Games” President Snow 8×10 Photo
Donald Sutherland Signed Autograph “hunger Games” President Snow 8×10 Photo Coa
Elizabeth Banks Signed Autograph Brand New “effie” “hunger Games” Close Up Photo
Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Signed Framed 16×20 Photo Set GAI
|Jack Quaid (Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid’s son)|
How does it feel to be on the big screen?
It’s a little weird. Seeing myself on the big screen for the first time is like…I don’t know. I found myself…It was very hard to actually pay attention to the story because I was just kind of looking at the aesthetics of myself rather than my performance. I was like, “Ah, how do I look in this shot?” And as the movie went on, I was like, “Okay, now it’s time for the story; I can actually enjoy this.” But like seeing yourself at least for the first shot, you’re just worried about how you appear to the outside world, just because I knew this movie would be seen by everybody. It was a lot of pressure.
Do you think you’d survive the Hunger Games?
Hell no! I would probably just find the nearest hole to lie in and just wait it out if I could…just wait for everyone else to die.
Which co-star did you connect to the most?
Kind of everybody really, because it was kind of like summer camp. Everyone was around the same age and only me and two other people were a little bit older, but everyone was kind of around the same age. It was just fun. We hung out all the time. We went to town. We were all on the same diet because we all had to bulk up for the movie one way for another, so we just ate at the same restaurants. And I grew close to pretty much everybody.
|the Career Tributes (from L-R) Clove, Cato, Marvel, Glimmer|
Have you been noticed more in public now that you’ve been in a movie?
No, except for this one time when…I don’t know what random turn of events led to this but…I was walking through Union Square and there happened to be a book signing for the three leads of the movie. They were at Barnes and Noble and I walked by this line of people that was going down the block and I was like, “What is this?” And they all started to recognize me.
And then you ran away?
No, I actually stayed. I signed some stuff and took a few photos and then I was like, “I’ve got to go take a test.” And I left, but that’s been like the only time and that’s fine. I’m fine with not being recognized. It’s actually better if I’m not.
Having been in Neon Albatross and NYU’s Hammerkatz, do you feel sketch comedy has helped you become a better actor?
Definitely, especially because it allows you to create your own work. That way, you feel more connected to and have more respect for texts and what you’re reading when you know what it’s like from the other side.
How would you describe your sense of humor?
I really like just random things. Whenever something happens and I really don’t expect it, that’s what I laugh the hardest at. Futurama gets me in that way unlike any other show.
In an interview, Isabelle said that you can do the full “Single Ladies” dance. I also heard that you can do the stanky leg from your Tumblr fans. You also showed off your dancing skills in Sitting Babies. Would you consider yourself a good dancer?
I would consider myself…oh God. Okay, if I went to a dance class, everyone would look at me like, “What?” I just wouldn’t fit in. The only time I’m a good dancer if I’m just hanging out with friends, there’s good music playing, and just fooling around. No, I’m not a good dancer; I just look funny when I’m doing it. I think I’m only a good dancer if it pertains to humor.
What do you think of your fans’ posts on Tumblr?
I think it’s actually hilarious. A few things have been pointed out to me from Tumblr. There was a girl who…Do you know Flat Stanley?
There’s a girl who essentially Flat Stanley-ed me. It’s like a cut-out of me and she just brings it along places and takes pictures like, “This is Jack going to the supermarket!” and, “This is Jack driving on the freeway!” That was probably the funniest one. I pretty much showed them to my friends and it’s a good laugh. It’s also just good to know that people are responding to me. People know that I’m out there and somewhat enjoy me enough to put me in a block of cheese. It’s an honor more than anything.