We’re not trying to pick on anyone here. We just feel these three lovely ladies should’ve really gone all out on the Hunger Games red carpet. They should go all out on any carpet, for that matter. They’ve got the stylists, the fame, the looks and the cash to back it up. That’s why we can’t understand why someone like Shailene Woodley would put this gown on? It’s misshapen, tent-like, and that print gives us a headache. Or Kelly Osbourne? She’s normally a style maven but we can’t come to terms with the lavender hair, grim suit and mismatched shoes. Then there’s Miranda Lambert, who we think is adorable, but should not have put on this ill-fitting dress. It makes her look a bit stuffed, especially in the cleavage area. Plus, the hair should have been worked differently. Take it as constructive criticism, ladies. We’re looking forward to you knocking it out of the ballpark on the next carpet.
The Hunger Games red carpet in L.A last night was full of bright, bold fashion. We’ve already given you a heads up about how incredible Jennifer Lawrence was looking in shimmering, gold Prabal Gurung. Elizabeth Banks revved it up as well in a bright orange Atelier Versace cocktail dress. Looks like someone was trying to be the girl on fire on this carpet, huh? We all know that redheads in green makes for a winning combination. Jacqueline Emerson served as a great reminder of that style staple, wearing a lovely strapless green Grecian gown. Apart from these three ladies, our favorite look of the evening goes to Isabelle Fuhrman, who wore an ethereal gold embroidered frock. She reminds us of Rooney Mara, somehow.
Miley Cyrus was there too, supporting boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. She wore all black — a strappy top and sheer, embroidered skirt that on anyone else would have looked a tad belly dancer-esque. But Miley pulled it off! It really was a night to pull things off, too. Leslie Mann wore a Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit and we normally can’t stand jumpsuits, especially on a red carpet. But — and say this with us, guys — she pulled it off. To get an idea of what we’ve been talking about, take a peek at the gallery below.
“Are people disappointed that I’m not on fire?” Jennifer Lawrence joked to MTV’s Josh Horowitz on the red carpet of the world premiere of The Hunger Games in Los Angeles on Monday night. Nope. Not at all! We were dazzled by the young actress’ choice of super-shiny gold Prabal Gurung gown with sexy side and back cutouts. It hugged her curves and made her pose with confidence — almost as if she were already exiting the arena, triumphant. We also love how her smokey eye makeup and neutral lip color make her look like an ’80s glamazon. But all that stature, the screaming fans, and the endless praise from her co-stars and director didn’t stop the girl who was on fire from being the girl who jokes about herself and says things like “it’s so nice of them!” of the fans. “I never fully absorb anything,” she joked of all the hubbub over the movie. Sometimes, she couldn’t be less like Katniss Everdeen if she tried … and we mean that in the nicest way. Come back soon for plenty more photos and interviews from the red carpet!
There are so many reasons for Hunger Games fans to break out the goat cheese and fresh-baked bread today! First of all, tonight’s the premiere, and your favorite professional fans VH1 News will be there, so tweet us your questions for Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and the rest @TheFablife or write them in the comments below. Also, there’s a brand-new clip on MTVNews.com today: Peeta Mellark’s (Hutcherson) momentous interview with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci). Unlike last week’s clip of Cinna and Katniss, this one’s quite faithful to the book. Those of us who have it memorized can appreciate the nuances of Josh’s performance. We studied it closely and decided Peeta could teach a course or two in public relations. Here’s how he won the audience over, in 10 faces or less.
1. Begin with a carefree smile. The Games are the farthest thing from your mind.
A little vampire romance with your dystopian battle royale? A little bloodlust in your…well, your bloodlust? Movie makers know that supernatural teens and futuristic death tournaments go together like peanut butter and chocolate, which is why they’re debuting theTwilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 teaser trailer before the Hunger Games when HG hits theaters in a few weeks. We know. It might almost be too much excellence in one sitting. Remember how psyched you were just to see the Hunger Games trailer? Now add a full-length movie, plus vamps. Thank goodness neither of them are in 3D, or you’d just hear brains exploding like delicious popcorn come March 23.
Summit Entertainment reportedly plans to releases ateaser clip of the Twilight trailer on March 20, which makes it a teaser of a teaser. How much teasing can one fan girl or boy take? The full teaser trailer will then be available for download to the public starting March 26. In our opinion, this has to be the first ticket in a long time that will be actually worth the $12.50, and that is not even counting all the snacks we’re planning to buy. Let’s be real, though: you guys didn’t really need another reason to see Hunger Games, did you? We mean, not after getting a sneak peek of how Lenny Kravitz is going to kill it, right?
As avid fans of Suzanne Collins‘ work, we’ve been holding our breath about whatever changes have inevitably made to adapt The Hunger Games for the big screen. Of course, the changes are necessary, but will they be the right changes? The new clip out on Yahoo!, featuring Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Cinna’s (Lenny Kravitz) first meeting, is a promising indication of how the adaptation works.
In the book, Katniss gradually explains to readers the history of the games, how the opening ceremonies work, with the tributes representing the “flavor” of their district, and how humiliating District 12′s coal miner costumes normally are. We’re inside her head as she braces herself for more of the same, “It’s always dreadful and does nothing to win favor with the crowd. I prepare myself for the worst.”
Thankfully, screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and director Gary Ross chose not to use a whole bunch of Katniss voiceover in this movie. Read more…
Lenny Kravitz was his usual charming self in his interview for today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, and we got a little bit giddy when she asked about stories that everyone often congregated in his hotel room after the day’s shooting of The Hunger Games.
“That did happen; my room became ‘after hours,’ ” said Kravitz, who plays more-than-meets-the-eye stylist Cinna. “I was rehearsing for the world tour at the same time. … They listened to me play music. I had the wardrobe for the tour — there were racks of clothing everywhere, and Woody Harrelson would try out all my clothes and parade around the room.” Read more…
After so many Hunger Games trailers and TV spots that have just given us glimpses of the same handful of scenes, Lionsgate has at last given us a peek at a new one — one of my favorites. It’s when Katniss presents her skills to the Gamemakers, who will give her a score designed to entice or deter sponsors for the tributes going into the games. Here’s how Suzanne Collins describes it:
“It’s excellent shooting. I turn to the Gamemakers. A few are nodding in approval, but the majority of them are fixated on a roast pig that has just arrived at their banquet table. … Suddenly I am furious, that with my life on the line, they don’t even have the decency to pay attention to me. That I’m being upstaged by a dead pig.”
Sure, Katniss often conflicted and insecure when it comes to her interviews and her later confrontations in the arena, but with a bow and arrow in hand, in the face of Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) and his silly Capitol colleagues, the girl is formidable. And we love seeing this come to life for the movie. Read more…
We didn’t realize we’d been holding our breath until we read this line — “I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out.” — and let out a sigh of relief. Author Suzanne Collins had a whole lot of other nice things to say about the movie on the official Hunger Games Facebook page today.
“The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story,” Collins wrote, calling the film “faithful” and “complementary” to her books. “It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.” Read more…
You don’t have to lie to us; we know how much you love being in Katniss’s sights. Go ahead and enjoy it all you like. Jennifer Lawrence has her steely heroine face on for the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s new Hunger Games issue, which was revealed today. “Is it violent?” director Gary Ross says of his film as part of the mag’s behind-the-scenes coverage. “Yes. Do we back off from what it is? No, we don’t.” Ugh, it’s like we’re actually right there in the arena with her! And there is no way we are getting out alive!