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Photo: Amandla Stenberg Poses With Lorde & Kiernan Shipka

February 25, 2014 | No Comments »
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Amandla Stenberg (Rue) posed for a picture while out to breakfast this past Sunday in Los Angeles with singer Lorde and actress Kiernan Shipka, who is on the show Mad Men! Cute picture!

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‘Catching Fire’ wins 2014 Costume Designers Guild Award, Amandla Stenberg Attends Ceremony

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville took home the 2014 Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Fantasy Film! The awards were held on Saturday in Beverly Hills. Congrats to Trish, who has not stayed on to design for Mockingjay. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg attended the awards, and you can check out photos of our lovely lady below. Also pictured, Kiernan Shipka.

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Amandla Stenberg Sits Down With Friend and Talks With ‘Dazed and Confused’ Magazine

January 27, 2014 | No Comments »
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Our little Rue, Amandla Stenberg, has grown up and out of the Hunger Games and moved on to some amazing things in Hollywood including TV’s new hit Sleepy Hollow! Her good friend Tanvi and Dazed and Confused magazine sits down and talks The Hunger Games, feminism, and activism with this young little starlet!

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Tavi Gevinson: I remember the first time we met, at a Rookie party. You were wearing a pleated green dress and it was super cute. It made me happy because you’re someone who’s part of mainstream culture, but you like all the same stuff me and my friends like and you’re so down-to-earth. 
I don’t mean for that to sound narrow-minded, but it just made me happy that you would come dance at our party.

Amandla Stenberg: Well, Rookie is a publication I really connect to. It was when I first started going on red carpets and that kind of thing that I started reading it religiously, and it really impacted on me, first in terms of fashion and learning how to wear clothes as a form of expression, and then later it got me interested in feminism and that conversation.

Tavi Gevinson: It’s exciting to know that someone out there making waves beyond Rookie’s audience can be informed by the messages we try to put out in the world. I feel like there’s something happening now – a generation of girls around our age, from a similar background of beliefs and ideas, are inspiring and influencing each other, and that’s super exciting to me. A few years ago I would have said, ‘It’s okay if my friends my own age don’t get it, because I have a bunch of adult, professional friends who do get it.’ But that’s kind of sad, because I need friends my age too. And suddenly in the past few years there’s been this rise of community among young, female creatives who understand and support each other – people like Maude Apatow, who I know you’re friends with, Petra Collins and so many more.

Amandla Stenberg: I totally agree, and find it really empowering.

Tavi Gevinson: So, I’m curious – as people often say it’s catty between young actresses – to know if you’ve found a sense of community in that world?

Amandla Stenberg: Well, what’s unique in my case is that there aren’t many young African-American actresses, so I haven’t really experienced the cattiness or competitiveness of the industry to a large extent.

Tavi Gevinson: You mean because white girls are more likely to be considered for the same part?

Amandla Stenberg: Well, yeah. Most of the time directors and writers have very specific casting intentions, or there’s a family and it’s already been decided that the parents are Caucasian. I don’t want to sound bitter or anything, because I know it’s hard to find great roles for any actor or actress, but being a young African-American woman definitely narrows my choices. That’s why it’s been so refreshing working on Sleepy Hollow, because my character is really complicated emotionally. And also, there’s two main characters – Ichabod and Abbie – and they’re played by a Caucasian male and an African-American woman, and that doesn’t really exist anywhere else on TV. Sleepy Hollow just unintentionally has a cast filled with people of colour and that’s really cool.

Tavi Gevlinson: When you’re looking at scripts and choosing what to audition for, what speaks to you?

Amanda Stenberg: Well, I intentionally pursued The Hunger Games. I’d read the book and realized, ‘Wow, this is a young African-American girl who has a really powerful story,’ so I was emailing my agents non-stop, trying to get into the audition room. Even now I have moments where I’m like, ‘Whoa, I got to be in The Hunger Games, that’s insane.’ I wanted to ask, since this issue deals with feminism, what you think of your work being labelled ‘feminist’?

Read Amandla’s entire interview HERE!

Cast Project Round-Up: Josh Hutcherson, PSH, Amandla Stenberg and More!

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Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark)

It looks like the release date for Josh’s upcoming film Paradise Lost is set for October 15, 2014. [JH News]

Josh took part in a short documentary about University of Kentucky football. You can watch the video here.

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee)

Hoffman stars in the film God’s Pocket, which just debuted at Sundance Film Festival. During the fest, IFC acquired rights to the film, directed by Mad Men‘s John Slattery. [Deadline]

Amandla Stenberg (Rue in The Hunger Games)

The Craig Robinson series, in which Amandla starred in the pilot, has been picked up NBC to series. No word yet on if she’ll be on it. [Deadline]

Julianne Moore (President Coin in Mockingjay)

Watch this deleted scene from Carrie, starring Julianne Moore. And grab the DVD now here!

Danny Strong (Mockingjay screenwriter)

We told you a while back that Danny Strong was teaming up with The Butler director Lee Daniels and producer Brian Grazer to write a hip-hop drama series for television.  The series, entitled Empire has been picked up for a pilot so we’ll see if it makes it to air. [Deadline]

Latarsha Rose [Portia in The Hunger Games]

Latarsha Rose talks about her involvement with and her co-stars from the BET series Being Mary Jane. [Digital Journal]

Patina Miller (Commander Paylor in Mockingjay)

Patina Miller, Tony-winning star of Pippin, was voted Broadway.com‘s 2013 Star of the Year by fans. Congrats Patina!

Video: First look at Amandla Stenberg on ‘Sleepy Hollow’

November 25, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Hunger Games‘ Amandla Stenberg (Rue) will be making her debut on tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow on FOX. She’ll be playing Macey Irving, daughter of the Captain. You can get your first look at Amandla on the show, thanks to THR. Check it out below!

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Cast Project Round-Up: Lenny Kravitz, Amandla Stenberg, Julianne Moore & More

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Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman)

“The first trailer for Stanley Tucci’s film Some Velvet Morning has been released. [IndieWire]

Lenny Kravitz (Cinna)

*Lenny Kravitz is teaming up with Fred Segal for a unisex clothing accessory line called Fred Segal x Kravitz Design.  [Women’s Wear Daily]

Amandla Stenberg (Rue)

*Orlando Jones shared photos on his Tumblr with Amandla Stenberg on the set of Sleepy Hollow. Amandla will play Jones’ daughter. [Tumblr]

Julianne Moore (President Coin)

*The first stills have been revealed for Maps to the Stars featuring Julianne Moore. [Coming Soon]

Danny Strong (Mockingjay screenwriter)

*Screenwriter Danny Strong took part in THR’s Screenwriters Roundtable. [THR]

Alexander Ludwig (Cato)

*A new trailer has been released for Lone Survivor featuring Alexander Ludwig. [Collider]

Amandla Stenberg on the aftermath of the Hunger Games in hilarious Funny or Die Video

October 25, 2013 | No Comments »
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Amandla Stenberg shows off her comedic skills in this hilarious Funny or Die skit with Kiernan Shipka. Watch and and enjoy!

Amandla Stenberg (Rue) snags recurring role on ‘Sleepy Hollow’

October 18, 2013 | No Comments »
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Amandla Stenberg has landed a role in the hit new FOX show Sleepy Hollow. Amandla, who played Rue in The Hunger Games, will be playing the daughter of Orlando Jones’ character. From THR:

Amandla Stenberg, who starred as Rue in the 2012 box-office juggernaut, will recur on the breakout Fox drama as Orlando Jones‘ daughter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

First appearing in the Nov. 25 episode, Stenberg will play Mae, the teenage daughter of Capt. Frank Irving and ex-wife Cynthia. Mae feels disconnected from her dad since he has taken up his post in Sleepy Hollow.

Lovely news! Sleepy Hollow is my favorite new series this season!

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