Last night, fans from around the world got an exclusive look at the red carpet from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere. The star-studded event included the popular trio of Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), and also Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Donald Sutherland (President Snow).
The red carpet also played host to many fans, including the owners of 12 fan made websites for The Hunger Games. Those 12 fans and many of the others in attendance on the red carpet had been camping since Saturday and got to have meet and greets with some of the cast members and the director, Francis Lawrence.
On the fashion front, all the stars looked incredible, with many of them going for a gold theme with some sparkle. However, all eyes were on Jennifer Lawrence and she did not disappoint. She was rocking a sheer blue mermaid style dress with a “bathing suit” style bodice, which complimented her bold pixie cut perfect.
There were so many great moments, including Josh Hutcherson talking about a sign that said, “Peeta, put a bun in my oven!” and Liam Hemsworth talking about how he almost made a girl throw up when he met her. At the Daily Quirk we’ve compiled a list of some of the best quotes from the night. Check out some of the best ones from the stars of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire below.
On Jennifer Lawrence
“She’s incredible every day, she’s never down, ever. She’s really down to earth; she’s just so much fun on the set. I will never work with someone like her, and I’ll never have so much fun.” – Willow Shield, “Primrose Everdeen”
“She’s pretty awesome, I have to say. I don’t think that there are many people who can handle what she has got going and handle it with the same amount of grace that she has. She’s just a really cool girl, an ordinary girl, really humble, and down to earth, and candid. I just think that, you know, she’s fantastic.” – Francis Lawrence, Director
“Sometimes you have to push more than other days, but she does phenomenal stuff. I mean there are sometimes where on take one she just blows me away. And then there’s other days where you have to push a little bit, especially when you have done the same scene for six days in a row, you know, you can sort of lose focus but she’s awesome.” – Francis Lawrence, Director
“She’s part of the family, she has been, since she showed up the first day, we just love her and she’s’ a real genuine human being. She’s humble, she’s wonderful, she’s extremely talented.” – Lenny Kravitz, “Cinna”
On Filming The Hunger Games
“There were two months of intense training, real intense, and at the same time exhilarating. It was two months of marital arts, choreography, putting it all together; it’s like a dance. You put this whole routine together and you get on set and your doing it 10, 15, 20 times, and it was intense but it was fun.” – Bruno Gunn, “Brutus”
“I think that [CGI] is what acting is. It’s the imagination, and you’re put in these situations where you’re asked to use your imagination and create the stories for yourself. So I love it, I think it’s an awesome to be as an actor, to use your imagination, because that’s why we’re here.” – Bruno Gunn, “Brutus”
“It’s incredible I mean [Francis Lawrence] is such a visionary, you read the books and you sort of get an idea in your mind what this world is supposed to look like. And you show up and it’s one of the rare occasions where he’s created a world that is bigger than your imagination, so it was incredible to just have fun on set and interact with that world and that environment.” – Alan Ritchon, “Gloss”
“I mean I have to say there was a lot of physical demanding things I had to do for this film, but actually for this character it was actually living in her body with her anger that was the most exhausting. As much as it was kind of like fun, she’s amazing, she kind of wore me down and it was nice to let her go at the end of the day.” – Jenna Malone, “Johanna Mason”
On The Cast’s Closeness
“It’s funny because we were filming such a highly active film that whenever we would hang out, for the most part, it was either really low key like hanging out and watching TLC or going out and dancing our heads off because there wasn’t another way to shred the stress.” – Stephanie Leigh Schlund, “Cashmere”
“It’s amazing, you know? We are just so in love with each other and we are really proud of the film that we’ve made. It’s just been an amazing experience and we’re like family, and this is something you want to share with your family.” – Jenna Malone, “Johanna Mason”