The Hunger Games cast paid their respects to the victims of the Paris attack.
This last weekend Lionsgate announced that the cast of The Hunger Games will not be participating in any press interviews on their red carpet premiere. Their official statement read:
“Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday’s ‘Mockingjay 2’ premiere. We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.”
On Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, the cast held true to Lionsgates promise. They didn’t give any interviews and wore altered mockingjay pins which were draped with red, white and blue ribbons (nodding to France’s flag). Even the red carpet itself was adorned with a large flag.
Many of the scenes in the final film were shot in Paris, so it was important to the franchise to show their solidarity. Before the screening and before introducing the cast, Lionsgate Chief Executive (Jon Feltheimer) told the crowds:
“Tonight, as we celebrate our movie and salute our filmmakers, we want to express our solidarity with the brave people of Paris and share our sympathy for their grieving. We stand with them tonight.”