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Videos: Victory Tour Houston Stop Blogger Press Conference & Cast Q&A

Some of the cast was in Houston, Texas for the Victory Tour. The cast members in attendance were Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Alan Ritchson. They attended a blogger press conference first to promote The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Page Turners Blog posted a 15-minute video of the press conference:

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Then the cast members attended the fan Q & A at the Bayou Music Center, and had some fun answering the questions:

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Source: The Hob

Stephanie Leigh Schlund on Her ‘Catching Fire’ Character

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Stephanie Leigh Schlund was recently interviewed for Yahoo Voices about her role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Cashmere, the victor/tribute from District 1. She spoke about her role, the training involved, her love of The Hunger Games, and more:

Art Eddy: You star in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Tell me about your role.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund: Cashmere is the victor from District 1. After winning her first time in the games she was used as a prostitute in the capital due to her beauty. She is a natural born killer but is also trained from birth to compete in the Games.

She and her brother Gloss are reaped to re-enter the 75th Quarter Quell and compete not only against each other but also against Cashmere’s nemesis, Katniss Everdeen. She’s confident and cool, her strengths are knowing how to be a manipulative and use knives.

AE: In the film your character and her brother go up against Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson’s characters in the tournament. Did you have to work with a stunt coordinator to get all the moves down for some of the scenes?

SLS: Yes! Immediately after I was told I booked the role of Cashmere I hired a personal trainer to “bulk up” for the role. They were also orders sent directly from Director, Francis Lawrence. I worked for two months with my trainer eating a very specific diet of high protein/low carb. I then started working with the 87Eleven, the stunt team for Catching Fire. We trained for three months prior to filming about three to four times a week. It was around two hours a day and continued training once filming started and throughout.

I was taught nifty knife tricks and also how to properly throw knives both left and right handed in a series of ways. Eventually Alan Ritchson, who plays Gloss, and I had to train together once they coordinated our team work with knives to create Cashmere and Gloss’s highly intimidating moves and tricks.

AE: Have you read “The Hunger Games” books before landing this role?

SLS: I saw the first film in theaters and instantly became hooked! I bought the booked immediately after and read them in a matter of days. I was a complete fan just like those in our awesome fandom. Once I learned of my audition for Cashmere I was ready.

The day of my callback was nerve-racking. They called in a blonde before me, obviously going for the role of Cashmere as well, she came out after about a minute hysterically crying. I just thought okay.

Then my name was called, I pulled myself together and thought “What would Cashmere do” so I walked in and gave it everything I had. I left knowing I either booked the role, or Francis Lawrence thought I was completely bonkers.

You can read the rest of her interview HERE.

Source: Yahoo

Video: Cast at Victory Tour Miami Stop

Youtube user joshuapotter13 has posted a bit of the cast in Miami for the Victory Tour. The cast members in attendance were Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Alan Ritchson. Just so you know, Sam Claflin does sing a little song. Check it out:

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Source: Youtube

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