Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’, graces the cover of 8 Days (#1125).
This issue of 8 Days will hit newsstands this Sunday night at S$2 per copy.
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.
Shortly after InCinemas listed ‘The Hunger Games’ in their “10 Must Watch Movies In 2012″ list, they have came out with a post which listed 5 things they believe you must know about ‘The Hunger Games’.
1. The Games as Reality TV Show
Contrary to popular belief, this film was not inspired by the controversial and violent Japanese film BATTLE ROYALE (2000), directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Yes, it may have a similar -themed plot, but the novel that the film was adapted from was written by author Suzanne Collins, who had no knowledge of Fukasaku’s film prior to writing the novel. She was inspired to write something after an idea sparked in her mind when switching channels continuously between a reality TV variety show, and news showing footage from the Iraq War.
2. The Tessera Process
In case you are wondering, yes, even children are eligible to participate in the cruel games. Many of them are forced by their plight to put their names into the “draw” in order to receive food. This is known as the Tessera process. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), the lead character, has put her name into the “draw” many times since she turned 12 to feed her poor family. However, the entries into the “draw” are cumulative. This means with each passing year, she is more and more likely to be selected.
Head over to InCinemas to see which are the other 3 things you must know about ‘The Hunger Games’!
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
James Gaisford is gaining popularity among Hunger Games fans around the world after making his debut in MainStay Productions‘s fan made “The Second Quarter Quell” short with him playing young Haymitch Abernathy.
Due to to rising popularity among Hunger Games fans, James Gaisford went on to act in “Finnick and Annie Web Series” with him portraying Finnick Odair in Episodes 4, 5 and 6. You can check out the first episode of “Finnick and Annie Web Series” over here.
Check out the first part of Hunger Games Portugal‘s interview with James Gaisford below.
Hunger Games Portugal: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
James Gaisford: Umm let’s see… My name is James Gaisford. I’m 17 years old. I’m a member of LDS Church. I really enjoy reading, writing, singing, chapstick, animals, music, family and I am extremely passionate about acting.
Are you a Hunger Games Fan?
Since when? And how did you get to know the trilogy?
Since the beginning! I actually happened to get a copy of it before anyone else in my neighborhood… Some sweet old librarian accidentally gave me the one that everyone had placed a hold on… haha whoops
If you could play any character on film, who would you pick?
Any character? Hmm that’s hard… I don’t know! I can’t really say what part I would like to play in the future cos I can’t see the future!
What part did you liked to play the most: Haymitch or Finnick?
Geez these are good questions haha… OK, I really enjoyed both soo much! I think filming Haymitch was a bit more up my alley, just cause there was lots of fighting. But if I was given an opportunity to play either in the film I would definitely play finnick over haymitch just because I like to take time to develop characters.
What do you think about so many people expressing their desire to have you on the role of Finnick Odair on Catching Fire?
Its absolutely surreal.
Did you participate in any casting call for The Hunger Games movie, or are you thinking about auditioning for one of the next ones?
Nope! Haha. I was just a lucky fan that got an opportunity to be in a really fun youtube video.
Is there any actor from The Hunger Games movie that you would like to work with?
I’m sure all of them would be an amazing experience.
How do you feel about having so many fangirls right now? Do you ever felt pressured by them? Do you wish to have a connection with your fans (without letting them into your personal life, of course)?
Fangirls? What fangirls?? Haha… Yes that is a big issue, I really want to connect with the wonderful people who are so supportive of me. (thank you) But, at the same time I think keeping your personal life, personal is essential to maintaining a healthy normal life.