Reunion time with Alexander and Willow
Good news, everybody! Alexander Ludwig, Willow Shields and I managed to avoid getting slimed at Saturday's Kids' Choice Awards. We did get a little on the bottom of our shoes when we walked up on stage to accept the award for Best Movie for The Hunger Games. I had such a good time seeing Willow and Alexander, as we haven't been all together in quite a while. It was an honor to receive the award. Thanks so much to all the fans who voted for us. It means a lot! Keep reading to see more photos.
I am so grateful to the NAACP Image Award committee for nominating me for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for my performance as Rue in The Hunger Games. Also in this category were Kerry Washington (Django Unchained), Gloria Reuben (Lincoln), Phylicia Rashad (Tyler Perry's Good Deeds) and Taraji P. Henson (Think Like a Man). The ceremony aired live on February 1. I've heard that award shows can be boring, but not these! From the rap tribute by Wyclef Jean and Common celebrating Harry Belafonte, to Steve Harvey's jokes, it was lots of fun. Keep reading to see my photo diary from this amazing night!
My new Christmas tree ornament - made from a Rue doll!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday!
For the launch of The Hunger Games DVD on August 18, I traveled to New York and greeted some of the sweetest fans at Toys R Us! I had so much fun meeting all of you! Thanks so much for coming out!
I just had to check out all the Hunger Games toys. I ended up buying the magnetic story kit - lots of words I can play with on my fridge. While in New York, I visited a few others sights. Keep reading to see what I saw!
These weren't the only characters I ran into at Comic-Con in San Diego last weekend! Besides the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and my Hunger Games co-stars, I saw a bunch of other "characters." Keeping reading to see what I mean, especially if you're a Gleek!
Jackie Emerson, Dayo Okeyeni, Willow Shields, some of your favorite Capitol stylists from The Hunger Games, and I were in Chicago last weekend for Creation Entertainment's Fiction2Film first ever Hunger Games convention. Jackie and I did a panel together. We met fans who had traveled from as far away as London, and we even got to dance with them at the party Saturday night. I had so much fun! I also got to see Gene Varnado, the creative director behind the "Future President" PSA I did for Boeing to raise funds for The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. He lives in Chicago and was able to come by with his family.
I had the best time yesterday at the Kids Choice Awards! The highlights: Talking with Kelly Osbourne from Fashion Police on the orange carpet about how much I love the show, and realizing we were both wearing Tony Ward Couture. I also wore gold Kate Spade Oxfords. BTW Kelly's hair is super-cool. Hope you saw the interview on E! ... There were stars galore and the most awesome moment came when Taylor Swift said to me, "You're Rue!" and asked if we could take a picture together. I only wish I had the evidence: My manager misplaced her camera so if anyone finds it, please get it back to her! Or at least upload the KCAs photos so we can see them. LOL! ... Of course, it's always fun to see The Hunger Games crew: Dayo, Jackie, Isabelle, Willow, Alexander and Josh. And in case you were wondering: I did get slimed, right along with Justin Bieber at the end. But not one drop touched my dress. Phew! For more Choice photos, go to the Red Carpet gallery. Btw, I went to a couple of gift lounges on Friday and met lots of fun vendors, including two amazing teen sisters, who have a skincare line, and a jewelry designer who custom-made a special Mockingjay pin just for me. I also got a fox face necklace for Jackie. Thanks so much to GBK Productions, BOP and Tigerbeat, and PopStar.
Which THG costar did I tell reporters I hoped would get slimed (all in fun, of course!)
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!