Last week we learned of a forthcoming special magazine devoted to the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games and today we get to check out a new photo from inside that magazine’s pages. The mag won’t be available until next Friday but you can click below and check out a sweet photo of Gale Hawthorne (played by Liam Hemsworth) comforting Primrose Everdale (played by Willow Shields) during the infamous Reaping scene in the film.
The Hunger Games doesn’t hit theaters until March 23, but Us Weekly has an exclusive sneak peek from inside the pages of the magazine’s special issue (on stands March 2). Liam Hemsworth plays Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) best friend and hunting partner Gale Hawthorne, who comforts her little sister Primrose (Willow Shields) during the Reaping. In the pivotal scene, one boy (Josh Hutcherson) and one girl (Shields) are randomly selected to compete in the Hunger Games, where 24 tributes from 12 districts must fight to the death; Katniss volunteers to take her younger sister’s place. More than 500 extras gathered at an abandoned cotton mill to film the emotionally-charged scene. “My favorite scene to film was the Reaping,” 38-year-old Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket, recently told Us. “The energy was so great around that scene. Very powerful.”
We are now less than a month away from the theatrical release of The Hunger Games … and only 2 weeks away from the Hollywood premiere of the film. AND SPEAKING OF THAT PREMIERE, I have chosen a winner for the Pink is the new Blog/The Hunger Games contest for 2 free tickets to attend the film’s premiere on March 12. Check your email, y’all … if YOU are the lucky winner, please email me back as soon as possible so we can confirm your prize. I will need to submit the winner’s name by February 29 so … if I don’t hear from the winner in time, a new winner will be chosen.
The Hunger Games is nearly upon us … are you ready? I am SO ready … really ready, already. OY!!