Amandla Stenberg's portrayal of Rue in The Hunger Games is one of the most anticipated parts of the movie, and we got to catch up to the young actress on the red carpet at this evening's big world premiere in LA. Amandla chatted about what her friend thought when she landed the part and how Jennifer Lawrence has become a protector both on screen and as they travel the world for the international press tour. At only 13, Amandla had to tackle some pretty intense scenes, which are among the ones fans are most excited to see. Check out our interview with Amandla at The Hunger Games premiere!View Transcript »
Hey everyone, we are here with the amazing Amandla Steinberg who plays Rue in the movie. How are you? I'm good, how are you? Good, you look lovely tonight. I love your dress. Thank you. So, I don't know if you knew this, but one of our reporters was talking to Elizabeth Banks recently, and she said the scene that she was most excited to see in the whole movie was your big emotional moment with Jennifer. Oh, yeah, yeah, I guess I'm excited to see that too which is kind of strange. You were in it? Yeah. Well, tell me a little bit about the role of Rue, you know, she's pretty smart. Yes . She might be one of the youngest. She's very smart I think people don't realize how smart she is. Also, she's very brave. Because even though she's thrown into such terrible cirucmstances. She actually fights for survival. Now, you and Jennifer have a really sisterly relationship in the movie, so did you kind of form a bond on just behind the scenes too? Yeah, I'd say so. I mean, we were stranded [xx] tour and I was really nervous and really scared. And so then she just took me and I buried my head into her chest and I was so scared. And she was like, it's okay but I think we do have the same relationship. Did you get a little more comfortable as you guys did a few more stops? 'Cause I know you've been keeping pretty busy. Yeah, yeah, definitely. I mean, it's been really so exciting at the same time, because it's such a new experience for me. But it's incredible. Now what were some of your favorite memories from the shoot? know you guys were in the woods for a lot of the Arena. So what was that like? You know, there were bears and snakes and bugs, lots of bugs. But It was really fun. Since we were in the middle of nowhere, it made the chance for us to bond even more, so Obviously the books have been so popular. When you got this were your friends so jealous? They weren't jealous, they were excited. Yeah. Now is this going to be your first time seeing the movie, tonight? No, it's not actually, I've seen it before. Well, what scene do you think people at home will be the most excited to see on the big screen? I think they'll really be excited to see shots of the capitol and also be really excited just to see the blood bath of the cornucopia 'cause it's very thrilling and exciting. Well, have fun tonight. Thank you so much, Amanda. Thank you.