The line’s crackling. Where are you?
I’m filming in Hawaii. But right now I’m eating doughnuts. I’ve just been inundated with doughnuts; it’s a perk of the job.
When you took the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, did a part of you worry that the film might be so big it would get in the way of a creatively rewarding career?
Yes, of course. I worried that it would be overwhelming and that no one would be able to see me as any other character. But I really cared about the movie. I’m as proud of The Hunger Games as I am any of the other films I’ve done.
You auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight at about 17. In hindsight, are you glad you didn’t get it?
Oh yeah, for sure. I remember when the first movie came out, seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet and getting papped wherever she went. I’d had no idea Twilight would be such a big deal. For me, and assuming for her, it was just another audition. Then it turned into this whole other thing.
If Silver Linings Playbook was one of our films of the year, what were yours?
I really loved Argo, I thought that was brilliant. Um, what else? Seven Psychopaths was wonderful. But I haven’t seen enough movies this year. I’ve been too busy working.
You’re not spending Christmas in Hawaii?
No, I’m going home to see my family. My brother just told me in an email that we’re all going to go clay-pigeon shooting.
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