The lucky fans spoke to Hollywood Crush regarding their set visit. Although it’s understandable that they couldn’t say too much about their experiences at ‘The Hunger Games’ set, it’s still great to read about how nice the cast and staff on set were to them.
Alexander Swenson (USA):
Upon arriving to “The Hunger Games” set, ideas about what part of the “Hunger Games” world I was going to see kept swirling through my head. Would I be part of the group sending Katniss off to her death? Or building up my strength in the Training Center with the other tributes? Would I be escorted into the confines of the Capitol for the first time like Katniss did after her departure from District 12? Or staring up at the Cornucopia, juggling my options of whether to run or fight for supplies, all while the countdown strikes down to zero. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that I was excited.
To say that I was amazed would be an understatement; I was more than just amazed, I was stunned. We got a glimpse and a behind-the-scenes view of several set locations, which included the Gamemakers’ Headquarters and the Districts, and a full tour of the Training Center. It was remarkable how something I read several months earlier on paper could be translated into reality. I remember talking with several of the actors and how they said the Training Center “was their playground” and on their first day, how they “spent a majority of the day just climbing around and checking it out.” It was truly fascinating.
All the actors were very friendly. Even the director, Gary Ross, came over and gave us a huge welcome. A majority of the cast stayed around with us when they weren’t filming and made sure to point out all the cool stuff that they’ve become accustomed to. I feel like I know almost every nook and cranny of the Training Center thanks to them! They made us feel like an honorary member of the cast for the day.
When I saw the trailer for the first time, I was astonished. I probably watched it enough times to make my computer want to give out and never turn back on again. Right now and in the future, every time I watch the trailer, see the movie, and beyond, I can say that I met those actors, talked with them, and experienced their lives. I can tell people that I was at the Training Center and stood in the center, that I saw the set of the Districts and the Gamemakers’ Headquarters, and that I experienced, first hand, the “Hunger Games” world. I can shout out to everyone that the odds were definitely in my favor!
Sam Solomon (Canada):
The trip was an experience of a lifetime! It was inspiring to see the positive atmosphere Gary Ross created.
My favourite thing about the trip was that the young actors we met were all so welcoming and friendly; it was impossible not to get along with them.
Ever since I watched the trailer, I can hardly contain myself; it looks incredible! It reveals a perfect amount for fans of the book because it doesn’t show the “how will they do that” parts like the flaming entrance dress, but they showed little, interesting things, like the hovercrafts and Rue’s song.
I was worried that it would be tough to describe what the Games were, but the trailer does it perfectly for anyone who hasn’t read the books!
I can’t wait for March 23!
You can read the rest of the interview over at Hollywood Crush.
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
Hoyllywood Crush released a list of movies they are most looking forward to in 2012 and ‘The Hunger Games’ tops the list!
Vampire mama-drama, a Zac Efron tearjerker, a new gothic fairytale and a veritable horde of hot naked men: Yep, there was some stiff competition for the primo spot on our list of the most-anticipated movies on deck for the coming year! But with a fervent fan following, an amazing cast and one of the most inventive plot premises ever snatched up by Hollywood, not even the final film in “The Twilight Saga” or the promise of extended footage of Joe Manganiello’s bare-naked butt could compete with the thrilling first film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy of YA books—and that’s why “The Hunger Games” is our hands-down No. 1 pick for Hottest Movie of 2012.
Head over to Hoyllywood Crush to read why they had picked ‘The Hunger Games’ to be the movie they are most excited about.
We had noticed an error in their last paragraph of the article though.
But whether you tune in for the romance, the revolution, or the sight of career tribute Clove getting stung in the eyeballs by a gajillion angry tracker-jackers, there’s no doubt that the odds are ever in your favor…of liking the hell out of this movie when it hits theaters in March of next year.
The one that got stung by lots of angry tracker jackers was Glimmer and not Clove.
Anyway, we are glad to see many people can’t wait to watch ‘The Hunger Games’ too!
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
As we had previously reported earlier, there was some drama around China Glaze collaboration with Lionsgate to produce a ‘The Hunger Games’ related nail polish line. However, it looks like the nail polish line is confirmed with a new exclusive picture straight from the Capitol via Hollywood Crush!
It seems that District 12’s escort, Effie Trinket, is finally getting the attention she’s always wanted. Today, MTV released an advertisement for ‘The Hunger Games’ nail polish line, Capitol Colors, featuring Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket).
If you are wondering if that is Elizabeth Banks in the picture, well, she has confirmed that it’s indeed her via her official Twitter.
Here’s what Hollywood Crush has to say:
Just look at Ms. Trinket in this photo! Her perfectly-curled hair is a very soft shade of pink, further accented by a purple head piece and a fuchsia top. Effie’s makeup is equally bold, with hot pink eyeshadow above and below her eyes, plus matching lipstick (not to mention those feather-like adornments on her eyelashes). The ad features small swatches of what we presume to be the official 12 colors to be launched as part of the “Capitol Colours” line, as well as the leading and clever tagline “What will you be wearing to the opening ceremonies?”
According to the news from the Capitol, the 12 polish colors will represent each of the 12 districts, which will allow the citizens of Panem to show support for their favorite tribute leading up to the Games on March 23. Inside sources tell us to expect more news updates from the Capitol as they continue to roll out additional promotions in the coming weeks.
As stated in our first report on China Glaze nail polish line, Capitol Colors is expected to be released by February. China Glaze Capitol Colors line should be on sale in all Sephora outlets in Singapore.
Here’s a list of Sephora outlets in Singapore:
- Takashimaya S.C. B1
- ION Orchard L1
- Great World City L1
- Marina Bay Sands B2
We had went to Sephora stores and we found China Glaze nail polishes are priced at around S$18 to S$20 per bottle. We assume this would be the price range for Capitol Colors nail polish line too.
One of Down With The Capitol readers, Ash, pointed out that the false lashes Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) is wearing could be found in Sephora stores. “Deer & Butterfly Eyelashes” by PAPERSELF is priced at US$19 (around S$25) per set.
Will you be getting a bottle or two when line is released?