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By Maria Jackson

Happy Hunger Games! Vol. 1, Issue 14

JLaw is the covergirl for the UK mag Fabulous. Of course they asked her about fame, success, Catching Fire & being Katniss.

On staying grounded despite her success

“I just constantly feel so lucky, that I don’t really have time to feel cocky,” she says. “I was raised to have value for money, to have respect for money, even though you have a lot of it.

“That’s why mini-bars are difficult, because it’s like yes, I can afford a $6 Snickers bar, but there’s just something wrong with that! I still drive my same car I’ve been driving for a long time and I haven’t bought a house yet.

“Definitely my family is not the kind of family that would ever let me turn into an asshole or anything like that, so I am fortunate to have them.”

On sticking with her old friends

“I’m more comfortable with people who know me, like my close friends who I have known forever and my family obviously,” she says.

“There is kind of a sadness that happens when you look into someone’s eyes and you realise that they’re looking at you a certain way, like you are not really you.

“I don’t ever walk around feeling famous. I walk around feeling the exact same way I have walked around my entire life, but it’s not until I talk to somebody and see in their eyes that I’m different. It makes me feel weird.”

On becoming Katniss

“I don’t ever walk around feeling famous. I walk around feeling the exact same way I have walked around my entire life, but it’s not until I talk to somebody and see in their eyes that I’m different. It makes me feel weird.”

It’s why she had to think long and hard before signing up for The Hunger Games. She knew it was a juggernaut and the sort of life-changing movie role that would mean things could never quite be the same again.

“It’s really rare that saying yes to something will completely change your life,” she says.

“I was happy with my life and I didn’t know if I wanted it to change. I’ve always had this imaginary future where I would be a soccer mom that drove a mini-van and my kids would be normal. That just didn’t fit with taking on a giant franchise.

“So, I took three days to decide, and each day was a different answer. I finally talked to my mom. I’d only really done indie films before that, and she said: ‘Every time people ask you why you don’t do studio movies, you always say that it’s because you don’t care about the size of the movie, you care about the story and the character. But you’re a hypocrite, because now you have a story and a character that you love, but you’re not saying yes to it because of the size of it.’ So, I said yes, and I haven’t regretted it.

You can read the rest of the interview - at Fabulous.

 

Hollywood Crush caught up with Willow Shields a the Kid’s Choice Awards and asked her about Prim’s role in Catching Fire

 

"She's become a little bit older and more sophisticated," Willow said of her character, who's evolution from innocent girl to reluctant revolutionary is a key point in the books. "But she's still Prim, which is good!"

And for the actress, it's not hard to pull inspiration from her own life to inform her performance as Prim; actually, the filming schedule has worked out so that she's aging at almost exactly the same pace as her on-screen persona.

She explained, "I'm growing up with that character. I'm almost 13 now, and she's growing up too, so it works."

 

Willow also chatted with ClevverTV

 

The Hunger Games won two awards at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite Movie & Favorite Book Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg and Willow Shields were on hand to accept the awards.

 

Josh Hutcherson got slimed!

 

Amazon is promoting The Hunger Games premiere on Amazon Prime on April 2nd by holding a very sweet contest. You can enter to win 1 of 12 Ultimate Hunger Games Prize Packs, including the grand prize. You’re going to want to enter. These are EPIC  prizes!:

Grand Prize (1 winner)

·         One $250.00 Amazon.com Gift Card

·         One “The Hunger Games” Trilogy Box Set [Hardcover Books]

·         One Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Tablet (16 GB)

·         “The Hunger Games” Movie poster set of 8 (Limited Edition)

·         “The Hunger Games” Slouchy Beanie

·         “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay Pin Replica

·         Mockingjay Metal Keychain

·         Grey Mockingjay Wrist Watch

·         Katniss Polar Fleece Bed Throw “Mockingjay”

·         Mockingjay Retractable Umbrella

·         Orange Mockingjay Full Range Stereo Headphones

·         Flaming Mockingjay Water Bottle

·         “The Hunger Games” Spiral Notebook

·         Pair of Mockingjay Socks

 

First Prize (11 winners)

·         One $100 Amazon.com Gift Card

·         One “The Hunger Games” Trilogy Box Set [Hardcover Books]

·         “The Hunger Games” Movie poster set of 8 (Limited Edition)

·         “The Hunger Games” Slouchy Beanie

·         “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay Pin Replica

·         Mockingjay Metal Keychain

·         Grey Mockingjay Wrist Watch

·         Katniss Polar Fleece Bed Throw “Mockingjay”

·         Mockingjay Retractable Umbrella

·         Orange Mockingjay Full Range Stereo Headphones

·         Flaming Mockingjay Water Bottle

·         “The Hunger Games” Spiral Notebook

·         Pair of Mockingjay Socks

The contest runs through April 2nd, and you can read the official rules &  ENTER HERE. I am so entering!

 

JLaw’s parents continue to spill about their daughter! Too cute :)

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I am a bit of polish fiend! I refresh my nails nearly every week and definitely for every holiday. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t checking out Effie’s nails in the movie. Check out this Effie tutorial!

See you next week tributes!