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.”

Hunger Games’ Willow Shields Talks about Being Prim and Her Filming Experience

EW’s Inside Movies has recently talked to 11-year-old Willow Shields, who will play Katniss’ sister Prim. Read the article below and get to know more about this rising star. 
Willow Shields, the 11-year-old actress who makes her big-screen debut as Katniss Everdeen’s sister Prim in The Hunger Games, hadn’t quite finished the first book when she got the audition for the role. Why? Her mother, who was already a huge Hunger Games fan, wouldn’t let Willow and her twin sister read the book until they turned 11. “We weren’t really allowed to read it before because it’s a little violent in some parts,” Willow tells EW. “But we just looked at it like the story’s more about Prim and Katniss and Katniss fighting for her sister and her mom.”
Willow taped an audition from New Mexico, where she still lives, and flew to L.A. a couple of weeks later to read the scene in which Prim says goodbye to Katniss as she leaves for the Games, for director Gary Ross. He pretty much told her she had the part on the spot. Once she got to set, which scene was Shields most nervous to film? And who is her dream costar after she wraps on Games? Click through to find out.

Shields says she was most nervous to shoot the Reaping, which took five or six days in total, because it was such an important scene. Ross encouraged her to trust her instincts. “I think he was trying to leave it up to me how I thought Prim would act in that situation,” she says. “Before the Reaping, she’s super nervous. I could never imagine thinking that you’re gonna go to the Reaping and if you get chosen, then you have to go fight to the death. For a 12-year-old girl, that’s crazy. The thought of her being chosen, and then her sister taking her place, [so she’s] thinking that her sister would never come home — it’s crazy to think that that would really happen.” (Like Prim, Willow isn’t made for the arena: Ask her what she would want parachuted to her, and the only answer she can come with is “no weapons.”)

While Shields bonded with Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) between scenes on set — “We would always goof around and make jokes to try to lighten the mood” — she spent a lot of her downtime with the younger actors playing Tributes in the film, whether at set school or swimming to cool off after a day of shooting or training in 100-degree heat. She grew close to Amandla Stenberg, the actress who plays Rue. “We’ve both got these really emotional scenes,” she says. “That actually helped me and Amandla bond in our own way, doing those types of scenes and connecting with Jennifer and the character Katniss.”

Shields is looking forward to shooting the next Hunger Games film, and dreams of working with Meryl Streep. In the meantime, the “huge Harry Potter fan” who saw the last film in that franchise the day it hit theaters is ready to be a moviegoer again. “I’m gonna go to a midnight showing [of The Hunger Games] here in New Mexico with a couple of my friends and their parents, so that should be super fun,” she says. “I’m super excited about that: my first midnight showing ever! We’ll see how that goes,” she laughs. We think she’ll be able to stay awake through it. “Yeah, probably,” she giggles.