FitSugarTV Jennifer Lawrence had six weeks to prepare for her role in The Hunger Games. Learn how the actress trained to make her transformation into Katniss Everdeen complete.
Welcome to DistrictSugar! We're so excited to roll out five weeks of PopSugar TV specials leading up to the March 23 debut of The Hunger Games. We sat down with the cast and are bringing you exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the season's most anticipated movie. First up, let's take a closer look at Jennifer Lawrence's road to scoring the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen. Plus, see why Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson think Jennifer makes the perfect Katniss. Don't forget, you can still win a trip to The Hunger Games premiere so enter now and enjoy our first DistrictSugar special!
Kevin McCarthy from *******nerdtears**** sat down with THE HUNGER GAMES stars Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Elizabeth Banks (Effie) and Donald Sutherland (President Snow).
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Perhaps one of my most frequent requests is for the Katniss braid from the Hunger Games movie trailer. I did quite a bit of research to find the best angles to view it, and with a little help from Lindsey (a loyal fan), we had a perfect view of the style!
The hairstyle uses a Dutch Braid starting on the front of the right side of the head and braiding back across the head in a diagonal until you finish off the hair with a braid over the left shoulder.
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Now, this braid is supposed to look messy since Katniss was wearing this hairstyle in the arena during the games. I used a few hair extensions to add length to the braid, but my layers were perfect as some stuck out in the braid... just like Katniss!
I know this will be a popular braid, once the movie comes out on March 23, so you can help make this braid a viral sensation by referring it to all your girl friends on YT, Twitter, and Facebook! That way millions of girls will wear this hairstyle to the theaters to see the movie!
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We uploaded our 1st version of the Katniss Braid several months before the movie came out. Right after the movie premier, Linda Flowers, the lead hairstylist on The Hunger Games movie set, personally reached out to CuteGirlsHairstyles when she saw how popular our tutorial was! Can you believe it... she reached out to US!!!
Linda was so amazed at how iconic the Katniss Braid became, so much that teen girls were wearing the braid to see the movie in theaters! She recognized that CuteGirlsHairstyles helped in teaching thousands of our fans how to do the braid! As such, Linda offered to give me a "personal" tutorial of the many Hunger Games hairstyles over Skype!
During our tutorial, I quickly saw that Katniss' style had a little more to it than what I had originally thought! Linda showed me how she added the texture into Jennifer Lawrence's hair "before" she created the Katniss braid (something I had not figured out). She uses a tool called the TopStyler® (by InStyler®) to add volume and stranded twists into the diagonal Dutch braid. I show you how to do this in the tutorial.
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I appreciate that the TopStyler uses a slow and uniform transfer heat to curl the hair, rather than the immediate hot heat a curling wand provides that only heats the outside of the strand.
This is the exact look Katniss wore throughout the arena scenes in the movie, taught to CuteGirlsHairstyles personally by the one who created it... Linda Flowers!
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I am a big fan of the Hunger Games books and am excited for the film from Lionsgate. This was done in hopes that the actors would get a chance to audition for the film. Danielle Chuchran was able to audition for Gary Ross. Congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg on landing the roles.
I know that Rue is described as being dark skinned in the book, but I wanted to show Savanna's acting. I think she would make a good Prim though.
The song at the beginning is Wretches and Kings by Linkin Park.
The song at the end is Iridescent by Linkin Park.
I didn't put the sound of the cannon when Rue died because I cut out all background sounds and sound effects at that point and was just playing music only.
You can check out some behind the scenes on the YouTube channel Mockingjaynet.
I am going to be directing an action film this fall. Hopefully with these two actors. I think they are pretty cool. Danielle Chuchran was nice enough to help us out with screen test. It was the first time I met the actor, Ben Urie.
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I think this is absolutely adorable! I just love their relationship. And Josh Hutcherson is the hottest person ever alive.
BTW-I DID NOT film this from a movie theater I filmed it off of my computer so stop saying it's illegal & stuff...you don't know.
Otherwise thanks so much for all of the views and comments...glad you like the video!!! :)
Entertainment Tonight Season: 32 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is poised to take the world by storm, and the stars of the film were in New York yesterday for a special screening of the film....
PopSugarTV Take a closer look at Jennifer Lawrence's road to scoring the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen. Plus, see why Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson think Jennifer makes the perfect Katniss.
PopSugarTV Try this workout inspired by Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. This obstacle course works your body like circuit training, working the agility ladder and hurdles will teach you to be agile, and honing your archery skills will make you feel badass.
PopSugarTV We're paying tribute with an inside look at the team behind The Hunger Games' outrageous fashion and beauty. On-set hair designer Linda Flowers lets us in on the trials and tribulations of bringing Katniss, Effie, Peeta, and Seneca to life.
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The Hunger Games is the award-winning and bestselling futuristic trilogy for teen readers (ages 12 to adult) by Suzanne Collins.
Release Date: 23 March 2012
Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Directors: Gary Ross
Writer: Suzanne Collins, Gary Ross
A young girl volunteers to take her sister's place in a fight to the death in a dystopian future.
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The Hunger Games Movie hits theaters on March 23rd, 2012.
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Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jacqueline Emerson, Paula Malcomson, Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of novels which have developed a global following.
The Hunger Games Official Movie Trailer courtesy Lionsgate.
Jennifer Lawrence says she felt immense pressure taking on the role of Katniss in The Hunger Games, and rightfully so. The book series already has a dedicated fan base of millions, and the role requires both physical stamina and emotional depth. We caught up with the actress at a recent press day for the movie in Beverly Hills to talk about the biggest challenge of bringing the character to life on the big screen and to get her reaction to Josh Hutcherson's recent rating of her kissing skills. She also divulged which scene in the movie touched her the most the first time she watched it. Watch our interview and don't forget to check in at 5:30 PDT today, when we'll be going live from the world premiere of The Hunger Games in LA!