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By Maria Jackson

Happy Hunger Games! Vol. 1, Issue 3

Entertainment Weekly released an all Catching Fire edition just yesterday! It's chock full of interviews and never before seen set pics!

When  you pick up this issue, here’s what you can expect:

From her first meeting with new director Francis Lawrence (“I spit egg inside his mouth when I was talking. Into his mouth”) to the raucous party she hosted for the Catching Fire cast and crew (“When Sam walked in I was chasing Woody and we’d flipped over my couch and Woody had a sock all the way down my throat…”), Lawrence was frank and funny and self-aware. “I’m so aware of all the b.s. that surrounds Hollywood,” she says, “and how everyone gets on this high horse and thinks that they’re curing cancer and it makes me so uncomfortable every time I see it. So I go in the exact opposite direction and end up saying something like ‘I’m pregnant!’ when I’m in two franchises.”


Then in an exclusive conversation, director Francis Lawrence described his vision for the sequel, his immediate three-day pow-wow with series writer Suzanne Collins to ready a script, and how one of his inherited cast members had a particularly hard time adjusting to the loss of Hunger Games director Gary Ross. (Woody Harrelson, who plays Katniss and Peeta’s wry and PTSD-ruined wreck of a mentor Haymitch.)


EW also sat down with Sam Claflin, the green-eyed, dimpled Brit who won the role of District 4?s charming and enigmatic golden boy Finnick Odair, for his firstHunger Games interview. He described filming the infamous sugar cube scene, in which Finnick teases Katniss while wearing nothing beyond some strategically placed netting, as “the scariest moment of my life. I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’”

of course we all know the HG Trio was on the People’s Choice Awards last night!



The Hunger Games and Jennifer Lawrence walked away from this evening’s People’s Choice Awards with a total of 6 wins!

    • Favorite Movie: The Hunger Games
    • Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
    • Favorite Action Movie: The Hunger Games
    • Favorite Face of Heroism: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
    • Favorite Movie Franchise: The Hunger Games

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence / Josh Hutcherson / Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games


According to The Hollywood Reporter:

A few days into the new year, influential Wall Street analyst Richard Geeenfield of BTIG has weighed in with his 2013 predictions for the media sector, telling his clients that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be the biggest movie of the year and Disney’s The Lone Ranger will be the year’s biggest disappointment.

I fully agree with this prediction. The Lone Ranger may have Johnny Dep on its side, but I just haven't been at all interested by the photos and prep I've seen. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

As part of The Hunger Games debut on the EPIX channel, Wes Bentley answers a few questions from fans about filming, talks about his favorite fan moments, and of course the infamous Seneca Crane beard...See the EPIX website for more information and to see which providers offer the channel. {The Hob}



Josh Hutcherson participates in this HILARIOUS interview and talks Peeta in this segment entitled "Sensitive Guys 101" {}