Feelin' full of girl power and femme fatale vibes - I had the honor of contributing to the GIRLS RULE THE WORLD issue of Dazed and Confused with Lupita Nyong'o on the cover. Amazed to have my name among those of so many lovely ladies (SLAY LUPITA SLAY). For the article I skyped with Rookie magazine's Tavi Gevinson. We first met at a Rookie party in L.A. where we danced to All Star by Smash Mouth and moshed to Kathleen Hanna. This then prompted a sensational and electrifying Snapchat liaison, an affair of dazzling feats and delicate executions of skill. Anyways, here's the online story (and photo gallery), in which we discuss "everything from feminism to Snapchat to the divine organization of the universe." Oh, and Aunt Flow.
Greetings from Wilmington, NC, where I'm shooting Sleepy Hollow. I'm having so much fun kickin it with my screen dad, Orlando Jones. (Still haven't met the Sin Eater.) Terrifying monsters aside, this article came out today in Horizon Travel and Lifestyle Magazine, an insert of the Wall Street Journal. Written by Billy Shore, the founder and CEO of Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry, the story reveals Jeff Bridges' efforts to end childhood hunger in America. As you know, I also support this very important cause. The story will be featured on the ABC Studio's outdoor screen in New York's Times Square Thanksgiving Week. Click here to read The Story of Hungry. Thanks, everyone!
I told Tiger Beat, "In 2013, I want to read more. I love fantasy books! I would like to set aside more time for getting into movies, and music, too." What's your new year's resolution?
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.
When Alexander Ludwig and I landed in Minneapolis, we learned on Twitter that hundreds of fans were sleeping overnight outside the Mall of America in the freezing cold weather. Thanks so much for being so dedicated! After greeting the 8,000 people who showed up and lined the rotunda holding funny signs, Jackie Emerson and I rode the wild rollercoaster and a new ride that had just opened. It was the perfect way to end the press tour!
Check out the view from my hotel in Miami, the second stop for me on The Hunger Games National Mall Tour. The day started with a visit to the Spanish language morning show, Despierta America, with Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig. You can see the segment if you click here. They dubbed us over in Spanish, and translated the questions into English. I'm in my third year of Spanish in school, and am told I have a pretty good accent, but it would have been difficult to do the interview all in Spanish!
Next, we chatted with the hilarious Pico for the show 18 & Over, and did an interview with The Arena. Pico had dyed his hair blue to recreate The Capitol style. Click here to see the interview! In the afternoon, it was fan time. Everyone was so nice and so excited to see us. Gracias, Miami!
First stop on my mall tour - Atlanta! It's all happening so fast, so I'd better get it all down quick! After doing interviews with some college newspapers in the morning, I headed with Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin and Jack Quaid to CNN to do online and on-air interviews. Next, we went to the Lenox Square mall's Microsoft store to sign posters with 250 VIP guests. My favorites was a little girl wearing a homemade Rue shirts. Check her out below. Then after doing red carpet interviews and signing posters for the fans, the gang, along with Liam Hemsworth, did a Q & A panel with fans. Before I knew it, it was time to head to the airport for the next stop - Miami. But not before getting a long hug from my best friend, Skye, who nows lives in Atlanta.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everybody! Just got back from buying the ingredients I needed to make my yummy spinach-artichoke dip. I'm going to an all-girls viewing party. While at the market, I picked up the new Seventeen magazine. The Hunger Games cast has been doing lots of fun photo shoots. Like the denim one I did, along with Jacqueline Emerson, Willow Shields and Isabelle Fuhrman, for Seventeen's March issue. There's, um, a little problem with my last name. All I can say is, no one who knows me would ever call me "stern," which you can tell if you watch the behind-the-scenes video.
I also talked to Teen Vogue. They have an exclusive photo from Rue's interview with Caesar Flickerman. In the article, I talk about how Dayo Okeniyi and Alexander Ludwig used to bench-press me. In another story in the same issue, Alexander snitches on me. He claims I played pranks on him on the set! What on earth could he be talking about?
OK, I'm off to my party! I'm looking forward to seeing Madonna, the new Hunger Games trailer (again!) and all those fun commercials! Oh yeah, and the game, of course!
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...