I can't believe how many fans have turned out to see The Hunger Games! I went to the very first show at midnight with a small group of friends, then did it again Friday night with about 60 friends and family members, including Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi (well, he dropped by at the beginning of the movie) and my aunt, who surprised me by flying in from New York. Afterwards, we hit up Ben & Jerry's. Yes, The Hunger Games made us all scream for ice cream!
It was a long, crazy day because I did two TV interviews, one with Sam Rubin from KTLA's morning news program in L.A., and and the other with E! News. Sam was so much fun and such a good interviewer. Before I went on at about 8:20, he tweeted, "Psyched to have Hunger Games star @amandlastenberg with us live in minutes... quick, which leading lady does Amandla really look like?" Can you guess? My family keeps teasing me about one answer I gave: Sam asked, "So, how does one become a good tree climber?" Me: "You climb trees repeatedly." While at KTLA, I also got to see anchor Michaela Perreira, who was the moderator for a panel I did for Justine magazine at GirlTopia a few months ago.
Keep reading to see which costars I saw Thursday night!
What more is there to say? I had a blast at the premiere. It was a dream come true! From the red carpet interviews, to reuniting with all of the movie's actors and filmmakers, to seeing Suzanne Collins again...I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night. A big shout-out to stylist Sophia Banks Coloma, makeup artist Aliesh Pierce and hair magician Charles Baker Strahan, who helped me put it all together. A reporter said my look was very Tinkerbell, while others called it Old Hollywood or retro. I actually think it was both! The Collette Dinnigan dress was my first choice, and the Forevermark diamond earrings made me feel super-special. Thanks to Bottega Veneta for the cool clutch and to Kimberly Mcdonald for the pinkie ring, which fit perfectly - on my index finger. I also want to thank my parents for starting it all by making me!
To see lots more photos from my big night, go to the Hunger Games Press Tour & Premiere gallery.
Okay, people have said such nice things about my "dress" at the Breaking Dawn premiere, I just have to clarify one little thing: I'm not wearing a dress! Actually, it's a sleeveless shell with shorts. I usually wear shorts under skirts anyhow, so when I first saw this outfit (H+M), I just had to have it. A big thanks to stylist Jessica Paster! It was so comfortable. I love the beading and it reminded me of one of my favorite designers, Chanel. I just happened to already have the perfect shoes to go with it—tan-colored Mary Janes. As you probably saw from all the coverage, the premiere was amazing! Not only did I get to meet lots of Hunger Games fans (thank you for all the support!!!!), I met someone I'm a fan of...
Grazing in the grass
Earlier this week, I made a whirlwind trip to Mexico City to attend the screening of Colombiana with the wonderful cast and crew. It was so good to see everyone - my director, Olivier Megaton, and the producers Ariel Zeitoun and Sandrine Molto. (Again, Happy Birthday, Ariel!) I was also glad to be reunited with the cow sculpture that hangs out near the pool in my hotel there. ...