As the final movie of fantasy blockbuster franchise The Hunger Games premiered in Berlin on Wednesday, actress Jennifer Lawrence reveals she had mixed feelings about completing the series.
“It’s the perfect way to end these amazing four years, but it’s sad to not have this again,” said the 25-year-old Oscar winner.
The movies, the first of which came out in 2012, have made
A day earlier, Lawrence said she felt bitter-sweet about saying goodbye to Katniss Everdeen, who leads a rebellion against dictatorship in the series.
“She is kind, she is ruthless, she is independent-minded. She is strong but merciful,” said
Also at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 premiere, Donald Sutherland said he hopes the story of revolution will give youngsters hope.
“This is just the beginning,” said Sutherland, who plays President Snow in the movies adapted from the wildly popular teen novel triology by Suzanne Collins.
“(We want The Hunger Games to inspire) young people all over the world, everywhere. That they would see in it their doom, and the possibility for a decent future.”
In the final movie of the saga, Katniss leads a rebellion against the totalitarian government of District 13.
Julianne Moore, who plays President Alma Coin of District 13, said returning to
One of the locations was
“As I rolled up to the set, I kept taking pictures of it to send it to my father, who used to fly into Tempelhof when he was stationed in Frankfurt,” said
Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorne, Katniss’s best friend, hunting partner, and one-third of the romantic triangle between Gale, Katniss, and baker boy Peeta Mellark, said some of the action scenes were indeed hair-raising to film.
“We had a tracking camera coming at us,” he said, which was pushed extremely fast towards the actors by a “very stronge and quite scary” operator while they sprinted at it.
“And I have nightmares about one of us falling over in front of this ... because it is like a train coming at you. And if you do fall in front of that, you’re most likely going to die. It was a very dangerous shot,” he said, laughing. “I don’t think, people realise how dangerous it was.”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 opens in Hong Kong on November 19th.