Our 2 favorite pre-teens just can’t say enough about their new found Hunger Games fandom and life, and recently sat down with Spinoff Online in and Diego during Comic Con to yet again show how darn smart they are for their age talking Hunger Gamesfans and filming death scenes!
The first real question, as to whether they’re now recognized by Hunger Games fans, was met with a contemplative pause before Stenberg responded, “It depends if I let my hair down.” Shields said she tries to gently remind fans, and especially press, that, “I’m not Prim. I’m Willow.”Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
When asked what they’re most looking forward to about the Blu-ray and DVD release of their blockbuster film, Stenberg was most excited about the behind-the-scenes extras and the bloopers. “It’ll be cool to see us goofing off and being ourselves,” she said. “I think it’ll be fun for fans to see Glimmer eyeing Rue, and then we cut and we’re listening to ‘Super Bass’ by Nicki Minaj.” Stenberg then opened up about the difficulties involved in filming a death scene. “It is hard,” she admitted. “What are you thinking as you’re dying?” Stenberg said Collins visited set the day that the scene was being filmed, and offered some advice to the young actress. It must have helped, as Rue’s death is one of the film’s most impactful scenes. While watching the sequence in a theater, Stenberg said her best friend started sobbing loudly, a reaction elicited not-so-polite shushes from other members of the audience. Both actresses had nothing but praise for Ross, who won’t be returning to direct the sequel Catching Fire. Shields said she’s “sad to see him go, but excited to see what Fancis Lawrence will do.” She also expressed excitement about working with co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson in the upcoming film. “They’re both amazing actors,” she beamed. When asked about their parents’ reactions, both actresses said there was very little change in how they’re treated. “They’re treating me differently, so that I won’t act differently, if that makes sense?” Stenberg clarified, before returning to her death scene. “People always ask me if I cry when I see myself die,” she said. “You’d have to be really self-involved to cry.”
Visit Spinoff Online to read the whole article and hear the girls thoughts on Suzanne Collins too!