'The Hunger Games' movie preview

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:48pm

HOLLYWOOD, CA (FOX44) – With a fan frenzy that rivals “Harry Potter” and “The Twilight Saga”, "The Hunger Games" is set to hit the big screen this week with an anticipated huge opening. Star Jennifer Lawrence is still getting used to the attention.

Lawrence says: "It's really weird, it's like when we were filming the movie it was famous and that's a weird thing the movie being well known before it gets made.”

Based on the first book in the trilogy, the futuristic story takes place in a post-apocalyptic time when one boy and girl from each of twelve colonies are randomly selected to participate in a live-televised fight to the death. The stars believe some of the themes are particularly relevant today.

Lawrence says: "The world obsessed with reality television and watching other people's tragedy as entertainment, a government that controls the people by keeping them separate hunger and weak for them being not strong enough to fight back."

Hutcherson says: "It's also the separation of the rich and poor, you have countries that are being over thrown and it's interesting to see a movie coming out with that social commentary at a poignant time."

Jennifer survived the intense heat while shooting in North Carolina, but she admits that she wouldn't last too long playing the game for real.

Lawrence says: "Everything about the forest, highlights everything wrong with me and how helpless I would be, I’m terrified of spiders, I’m afraid of holes in the ground, a lot of leaves, I’m scared of everything and my instincts work in the opposite so if you put me forest or actual danger real life situation."


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