Woody Harrelson On His Interpretation Of Haymitch Abernathy And More With Hero Complex

Woody Harrelson had a recent interview with Los Angeles Times’s Hero Complex regarding his interpretation of playing that well loved drunk, Haymitch Abernathy, from ‘The Hunger Games’.

Woody Harrelson described how he had interpreted Haymitch Abernathyin ‘The Hunger Games’ as an effort to break away from the norm:

In the books, for instance, Haymitch is described as a paunchy, gone-to-seed middle-aged man with short, dark, curly hair, but Harrelson’s version looks more like Kurt Cobain’s fashion-conscious uncle. For the 50-year-old Harrelson, meanwhile, the Haymitch character might deliver a career-first; despite this era of ubiquitous sequels, the actor has never played the same character in two films. That will change if all goes as Lionsgate hopes and a four-film franchise can be made out of the three “Hunger Games” novels.

Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark

Harrelson also went on to talk about his experience working with the staff on set of ‘The Hunger Games’:

“It’s good writing and it just keeps you on the edge,” Harrelson said. “And making [the movie] was a fun experience with just really cool people. I was really impressed by everybody that was associated with it. The look of everything is amazing too. The wardrobe is incredible and the makeup, the [stuff] they came up with is mind-blowing. The imagination behind the hair and the makeup and set decoration, it was just really impressive. It’s the work of brilliant people.”

Head over to Los Angeles Times’s Hero Complex to read the full article.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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Posted on January 11, 2012, in The Hunger Games Movie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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