Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were back on the Hawaiian set of Catching Fire yesterday. Josh went shirtless, showing off a side tattoo while Jennifer wore a wet suit for filming. The costars first popped up in front of the cameras earlier this week after Jennifer enjoyed a few days off on the tropical island. Jennifer was in a bikini on the beach for Thanksgiving, which she celebrated with her brother. We may have to wait until next November to see her reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen on the big screen, but she'll be honored for her work before then. Jennifer will receive the outstanding performer of the year award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January following her success in The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook this year.
Dior just announced that Jennifer Lawrence will front its Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign for Miss Dior handbags. The 22-year-old Hunger Games actress was hand-selected by the fashion house's new lead designer, Raf Simons, and is the youngest person to ever represent the Parisian brand. Click on to watch today's Fab Flash for all the details. On Allison McNamara: Greylin top, Vince Camuto skirt.
While we hope your conditions never become as dire as those in The Hunger Games's District 12, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from Katniss. Her savvy skills and strong resourcefulness keep her family and herself alive even in the absolute worst of times. These 12 tips will keep your head in the game, save you money, and help you make the most of what you already have.
- Swap knowledge for knowledge: Katniss and Gale share each other's secrets and expertise. She explains, "He taught me snares and fishing. I showed him what plants to eat." You have skills that are worth sharing with someone else. Find someone who knows something you want to learn, like computer coding or baking and conduct a swap, offering them something that they would want to learn like your organizational skills.
- Turn your hobby into a moneymaker: Katniss hunts, trades, and sells her game for cash and other necessities. From writing how-to guides to making crafts, your hobby can help you bring in more cash flow.
- Pay back favors: On a desperate rainy day, Peeta saves Katniss and her family's lives by throwing her a few loaves of barely burnt bread. She never forgets that and vows to protect Peeta's life. If someone you know gives you a free handout, find a way to repay the favor.
- Share life's riches: At the beginning of the book, Gale gives Katniss a delicious warm roll. She splits it between them and shares the basil-wrapped goat cheese that her sister gave her. It's often more rewarding to share your bounty rather than hoard it for yourself.
- Remember philanthropy: Peeta and Katniss tithe Rue's family in District 11 one month of their "salary" each year in honor of her death. When you do find yourself financially comfortable, donate to a charity or cause you believe in. Otherwise, donate your time!
- Care for your belongings: Because new clothing is scarce, Katniss's family members properly wash and store their clothing, especially fancier dresses. Learn to take care of your clothes and practice mending holes and repairing seams. Hang your clothing up after you wear them to minimize your laundry. This will help cut down your laundry costs and will keep the clothes in better condition.
Not since embarking on a decade-long adventure with Harry Potter have we felt so inspired by fantasy fiction, but today, the dystopian lit-sensation-cum-blockbuster-movie The Hunger Games hit theaters amidst high expectations and an overflow of excitement. From Katniss Everdeen's drab District 12 garb to Cinna's outlandishly cool getups, it should be a fashion sensory overload (in the best sense possible). Movie stills of Elizabeth Banks's colorful turn as the Mad Hatter-reminiscent Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence looking absolutely stunning as "the girl on fire" prompted us to revisit some of the most beautiful, zany, and fashion-forward collections by Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Iris Van Herpen, and Christian Dior for proper styling inspiration worthy of the Capitol's citizens, and befitting of a District denizen. Click through to get your Hunger Games fix — and let us know what designer you think should create an exclusive Games wardrobe.
Kristen Bell stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote her Showtime hit, House of Lies, but talk turned to her obsession with The Hunger Games, which hits theaters this Friday. She shared her love of the series and explained how she even got fiancé Dax Shepard into it by reading all three books to him out loud at night. Watch the clip now!
>> Talk about star power. Last night at the premiere of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence donned a gold lamé Prabal Gurung dress that isn't even in stores yet.
Gurung debuted the molten gold gown during his New York Fashion Week runway show — just over a month ago. The original dress featured a dramatic leg slit accented by gathered fabric above the thigh, but in Lawrence's version, the slit was only visible when she pulled a full-on Angelina.
It's the perfect dress for the actress who plays The Girl on Fire — that's the nickname Lawrence's character Katniss Everdeen goes by after wearing an outfit covered with literal flames in the movie (and in the book). Click through to see the dress on Lawrence and on the runway.
When you're playing The Girl on Fire you have some big shoes to fill — especially when it comes to statement-making gowns. That said, Katniss may have had her day in the book, but it's clear from last night's LA premiere that Jennifer Lawrence owned the Hunger Games red carpet in a jaw-dropping gold lamé cutout gown from Prabal Gurung's Fall 2012 collection. Just a glimpse of Jennifer in this gown and it's as if the look was made specifically for her — for this movie and for this premiere. With a thigh-high slit, a hint of skin, and accessorized with just the right hair, makeup, and metallic-tinged Jimmy Choos, the effect is all strength and sex appeal — in short, she killed it. Click through to see her stunning premiere style from every angle.
We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from Self here on FitSugar! This week, they've got the scoop on how Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence warms up before tackling her killer workouts.
Jennifer Lawrence got in blockbuster shape for The Hunger Games. "We did high-energy moves, like backward running and walking lunges, to gain strength, agility, and balance," says on-set coach Joe Horrigan. Her warm-up: carioca, a dynamic stretch that preps you to kick ass without falling on yours.
Find out how to do the carioca after the break!
Josh Hutcherson is back as teen explorer Sean Anderson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. He shares the big screen with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens in a 3D adventure that takes viewers through a jungle, beneath the sea, and inside the ruins of a lost city. I sat down with Josh during the film's press junket in Honolulu, where he shared stories about pranking his costars and I even surprised him with some exciting Hunger Games news! Check out our interview and catch Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in theaters on Feb. 10.
The cast of The Hunger Games posed in the Vanity Fair Dec. issue with Scarlett Johansson on the cover while on set in North Carolina. Stars Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth were in earth tones alongside Isabelle Fuhrman, Jack Quaid, Jacqueline Emerson, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Alexander Ludwig, and Amandla Stenberg. The first movie in the blockbuster trilogy won't be out until next year, but fans of the series are already excited.
Jennifer shared her thoughts on her role of Katniss with the magazine. She said, “Katniss is an incredible character: she’s a hunter but not a killer, a 16-year-old who’s being forced into the arena. These kids are killing one another only because if they don’t they’ll die. It’s heartbreaking." It wasn't all work and no play while they filmed the picture, which involved lots of fight scenes, dirt, and generally rough conditions. Josh added to Vanity Fair, "Jennifer and I totally hit it off. We’re both crazy people — we don’t hold anything back.”
Sam Jones exclusively for Vanity Fair