‘Catch­ing Fire’ stars on whirl­wind global tour

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NEW YORK: Nine – that’s how many red car­pets the stars of The Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire have walked at pre­mieres around the globe to pro­mote it.

Not that they’re com­plain­ing about go­ing to cities like Rome, Lon­don, Paris and Madrid. Still, the film’s stars, Jen­nifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, ad­mit­ted it was a bit of a whirl­wind trav­el­ling for the sec­ond film in the Hunger Games se­ries.

“You look at the sched­ule and you’re like, ‘Oh man, that’s gru­elling’, and then you’re liv­ing it and you’re like, ‘I can’t pos­si­bly... uh, I can’t do this’,” she said, laugh­ing on the red car­pet at the film’s fi­nal pre­miere in New York City on Wed­nes­day night.

“It’s crazy to wake up in a dif­fer­ent city ev­ery day but I think turn­ing up and see­ing how ex­cited peo­ple are for this film, it gives you en­ergy,” Hemsworth said.

From all that trav­el­ling, Lawrence said, she had no idea what was go­ing on in the world, par­tic­u­larly with cur­rent events.

“It’s im­pos­si­ble,” she said. “Peo­ple were like, ‘oh’ and talk­ing about things that had hap­pened dur­ing the week. I’m like, ‘I wasn’t on the planet.’ I didn’t know the mayor (of Toronto) was smokin’ crack,” she said, re­fer­ring to the scan­dal in­volv­ing mayor Rob Ford.

The 23-year-old Os­car win­ner was jovial at the event, which also drew cast mem­bers like Philip Sey­mour Hoff­man and El­iz­a­beth Banks.

Lawrence cracked jokes and talked to all the press. – Sapa-AP

● Catch­ing Fire is cur­rently on cir­cuit.

PIC­TURE: REUTERS

STUN­NING: Jen­nifer Lawrence at­tends the pre­miere of The Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire in New York.

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