About.com has a fantastic new interview with Willow Shields where she talks about her Hunger Games experience, Prim, and Catching Fire.
Here’s a few of our favorite Q&A’s from the interview :
Did you get a chance to talk to author Suzanne Collins?
“I got to meet her at the premiere, which was very exciting. I thanked Suzanne Collins for writingThe Hunger Games, it’s such an incredible series, and to give me the opportunity because of writing that. It’s incredible. She’s incredibly nice. I love Suzanne Collins.”
Did she say anything to you about Prim?
“She did. She just said, ‘From when I saw your audition, I looked at you and I said well, this is how I imagined Prim.’ That was really exciting for me. She thanked me for playing Prim and I was like, ‘Thank you!’”
The second film has a different director. Have you met with Francis Lawrence yet?
“I haven’t yet. I’m actually going to speak to him on the phone this week, which I’m really excited about. But he is an incredible director, from what I’ve seen. Water for Elephants is a really beautiful movie. I’ve seen I Am Legend which has really great atmosphere, so I think he’s going to do well onCatching Fire.”
Is there any scene from Catching Fire you’re really looking forward to filming?
“I don’t want to give anything away! No spoilers, but I’m really excited to shoot some scenes because in The Hunger Games there were some people that I didn’t shoot scenes with that I’m going to shoot some scenes with in Catching Fire, which I’m really excited about.”
Who is your favorite character?
“My favorite character… Katniss is an incredible character, especially for young girls like me to look up to. She’s such an incredible role model. I really love Katniss, but my favorite character is Rue, I think, because she’s such a cool character. Me and Amandla [Stenberg] got along great. I was Prim and she was Rue and Katniss thought of Rue in the Games as me, as a reminder of that. So, I think we got along really great because of that.”
Is there a Catching Fire character you like?
“I really like Finnick in Catching Fire from reading the book. I think Finnick is a cool character inCatching Fire but then in Mockingjay too, he becomes a really funny, nice character. I think that Finnick is a really cool character.”
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