Willow Shields wowed us all with her portrayal of Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ sister, in The Hunger Games, and you could say we’re a tad bit excited to watch the movie all over again when it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this weekend!
Lucky for us, we got to chat with the young actress about her experience on set, her fave designers and her most stylish cast mates. If that isn’t enough to tide you over until Saturday’s Blu-ray and DVD release, we don’t know what is!
SheKnows: The Hunger Games has turned into such a huge phenomenon! Were you a fan of the series before you auditioned for the role or Primrose Everdeen?
Willow Shields: I was actually just starting the books when I got the role. I was in the middle of reading the first book when I got the audition, so I was becoming a big fan and I was really excited about getting an audition for a role that I’d read about in a book!
SheKnows: This was such an amazing breakout role for you. Looking back on the experience, what was your favorite part of working on The Hunger Games?
Shields: My favorite memory was probably just hanging out with Jennifer [Lawrence] and acting with her because one minute we were really serious and crying in one scene and then the next minute we’d be laughing and playing jokes on each other.
SheKnows: That sounds so fun! So would you say Jennifer was like a big sister for you on set?
Shields: Definitely. She’s so nice and such an incredible actress and we really bonded on set, so we definitely basically became sisters on set.
SheKnows: The Hunger Games on DVD comes out this weekend, and we’re super excited! Can you tell us what’s next for your character in the next movie, Catching Fire? [SPOILER ALERT!]
Shields: Prim kind of starts to grow up in Catching Fire and she has a little bit of a bigger role. Prim is just devastated when she finds out that Katniss has to go back into the Games so I think it’s a really interesting time for Prim… I think it’s going to be interesting to have to play a role like that.
SheKnows: OK now let’s chat beauty! You looked so cute at the Kids’ Choice Awards in Marc Jacobs (above). How would you describe your personal style? Any favorite designers or styles you like to wear?
Shields: Well I’m still 12, so I don’t really know my personal style yet, but I think I really just like to stay young and fresh. I’m not quite sure what my personal style is yet, but I really like fun clothing, really colorful too! My favorite designer is definitely Marc Jacobs and I really love Jason Wu and Christopher Kane.
SheKnows: I know you’re still pretty young, but are you into any particular products yet? Any must-have beauty goodies?
Shields: I’m really loving this brand of lip balm, Smiths. They have rose bud salve and all these different kinds and I really love that! It’s incredible.
SheKnows: Did you pick up any fun beauty tricks while on set getting ready in hair/makeup?
Shields: Sadly no, but I remember me and Josh [Hutcherson] sitting in the makeup trailer every morning looking through all the makeup artists’ binders full of [tutorials] on how to do these crazy butterfly eye shadow things and crazy lips and eyebrows and it was incredible!
SheKnows: Who was your most fashionable cast mate for The Hunger Games?
Shields: I thought Amandla [Stenberg] had awesome style, especially for her age — I think she was only 12 when she started shooting. I remember every day I’d see her she’d have a different hat on and these cute outfits.
Get it now!
Make sure to pick up The Hunger Games on Blu- ray and DVD this Saturday, Aug. 18 at a store near you!
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