Willow Shields may be just as excited Catching Fire is now on DVD as we are!! She’s been making her rounds in interviews chatting it up and celebrating the success of the best film series ever! Check out her the video below and some highlights from her interview with SheKnows.com and OTRC!
“My brother had read the books already and he really loved them. I finished the first book right before I got the audition,” said the soft-spoken actress, who also revealed which scene she was asked to perform in the audition.
“It was the scene from the first movie where Katniss has volunteered herself as a tribute and she has to say goodbye to her family. It was extremely emotional, but it was a fun scene because I got to show a lot of different emotions.”
Shields said having a sister in real life helped a lot when she had to get into character. “It made what Prim was going through more relatable. At this point, though, I have such a strong bond and connection with Jen, it really comes naturally.”
“Jen is crazy!” Shields said, adding, “She’s so much fun on set. Everyone loves her and she’s still the exact same person she was when we first started filming. She’s handled her fame amazingly. She’s the most fun, down-to-earth person —basically, she’s the life of the party on set.”
Did Lawrence give the young actress any career advice? “Yes,” said Shields, “She said to always stay who I am through all of this, don’t change. This is a large chunk of my life, from 10 years old onward, and I remember that advice every day.”