While March 23 was a big Hunger Games day for many of us, some parts of the world had no choice but to endure a longer wait for the film to come out in their regions. Now, almost a full month after March 23, Spain can gear up to watch the Tributes in action.
To promote the movie in Spain, Jennifer Lawrence made an appearance on the TV show El Hormiguero, and thanks to our friends over at The Hob, we now have video clips of Jennifer on the show. While the interview is in Spanish with no English subtitles, it’s still fun to watch Lawrence go through all the fun activities the show has lined up for her!
UPDATE: Thanks to our reader Ricardo we have a translation of part one, and a summary for the rest of the videos!
Transcript after the jump
Video 1:I: Directly from Hollywood, The Hunger Games’ protagonist: Jennifer LawrenceWelcome Jennifer, how’s the bean (translator)J:Ok, I’m trying to keep it inside my ear, trying to connect with the satelite outsideI:Well, this isn’t compared to what you’ve done; you’ve done some really hallucinatory stuff in this movie you’ve cometo present us about survival, you’re the heroine of the movie that everyone says is going to be movie of the year: The Hunger Games, that premiers on Spain on April 20th, It’s been crazy in the US, it broke ticket office records, defeating the twilight saga ,which is sometimes compared with HG, even twilight’s writer and Stephen King are trilogy fans, and so are you, right? You knew the books.J: Yeah, I had read the books, I’m a huge fan of the trilogy, I discovered a movie was in the works , so I went to the casting and some weeks later they called to tell me the role was mine.I:That easy?J:Yeah, that easy!I:You had some doubts too, right? You were unsure of doing this movie, because you knew if you do it, you would become a world renowned artist, right?J:Yeah, it was scary, there aren’t many decisions that could change your life forever. and you know, there were some doubts, so I took a few days to think, I wenr back and forth and at the end I decided that I really wanted to do the movie, and I was simply afraid.I:Look, you’re so famous there are even figures of you. Have you seen them?J:Oh my god! They’re beautifulI:Look, everyone’s in hereJ: Ohh sorry Josh (Peeta figure falls)I: That’s you,cause in the movie you’re brunnetteJ: I guess that’s what I really look like, with a football head with a braid. I have horrible balance!I:For all the people that doesn’t know the Hunger Games phenomenos, can you explain us, what’s the movie about?J:I’m this character (signals Katniss figure), and I do this: I fall (the figure falls). Well, noI’m Katniss, and she’s a young girl who’s thrown in this games, in which she has to fight for her life.And she becomes a warrior for her people.I: And you weere training 4 hours a day, to learn all this stuff you do on the movie. What the weirdestthing you had to learn?J: Hmm, let me just think… probably, archery was a something that I never thought I would learn. And I had to do lots of it… and then hand to hand combat was weird, because it’s like fake hand to hand combat, I had to fake punching someone in the face, and I guess agilities, I had to jump while running, learn how to fall.I: You surpassed fear, can you tell me the scene of the exploding, burning trees, becasue the fire was too close.J: Yeah, it was funny, because I had been practicing the trail again and again, the “exploding” trees were marked,I had to run again and again, and then suddenly everything is on fire, and I was forgetting which tree was going to explode, and I thought: ”I’m going to die, today is the day”, and then I got to the end of the trail and I was alive and they said:
“Cut, lets do it again!”I: It’s curious, cause you did every scene, but they had to fake the whistling, you can’t whistleYou know how to use a bow, ride horse, run through burning trees, but you can’t whistle.J: I can whistle a little bit, it’s just annoying (tries to whistle)I:Can’t you whistle like… (whistles)J:Well, no, I’m not like you,who’s like a bird. No matter what I achieve, It’ll always come back to:“You can’t whistle”I:Well, let’s see the Hunger Games trailer.I: (After trailer) Wow, looks amazing!. In the movie you have a mentor, who’s Woody Harrelson, you really wanted to meet him, and you went to his trailer to introduce yourself, and you got a big surprise, you found a swing, he had a swing inside his trailer!J:Yeah the yoga swing, It looks like a sex swing; I had prepared what I was going to tell him, I was so nervous to meet him, and I entered and the first thing I say is: “Is that a sex swing?” and he said “No, it’s a yoga swing” and then we sat on the couch, and we never really had a proper introduction. We started talking about the swing.I don’t really know how a sex swing look like!, but there were this huge chains hanging from the roof, and it was in the middle of the room and I thought: “Thats how a sex swing must look like!”. If I were designing a sex swing, I would made something like that!I:You met a lot of people there, your stylist in the movie is Lenny KravitzJ:Yeah, Kravitz interpreted Cinna, who’s my stylist…I:Cool, did he played at nights?J: Yeah, the place where we met was his trailer, and he’s an amazing guitarist, but I just watched the TV, and he started to bother me while he was playing (joking).I: Jennifer, you’re the new great promise everywhere, maybe you’re tired to hear it: the new Hollywood promise cause you’ve been nominated to the oscars at such a young age, I wonder what’s like to enter that Hollywood world, how are the partys? How do you organize at partys? I never know what to talk bout at partys.J: Yeah, me neither, I’m just kind of sitting on the corner, like drinking and doing weird stuff, like the weird girl on the bar who everyone ignores.I:You see Brad Pitt, you turn your head, and suddenly Brad Pitt is there, you’ve seen him a lot? What does it feel like?I mean one time, I was interviewing Denzel Washington, and I was just expecting him to take out a gun or some movie stuff!J: I haven’t actually met him, I’ve seen him some feet away, and it was lifechanging, I try to avoid people I admire because I get really nervous, and I know the second I start talking with them I’ll say something stupid so I just say quiet.Part two and three summary:Then those weird creatures start joking about their teeth, one them saying he’s got a sexual swing in his home, they announce a game, where she has to guess if the dishes they mention are eaten in Spain, or are made up. They mention some dishes like the lamb intestine, which she guesses right (they do exist), some pizza rabbit-weiner dish, she says they exist (but she’s wrong), a dish with turkey’s mocus and garlic. Jennifer guesses it’s made up. Finally she guesses that bull’s testicles are eaten in Spain.Then they star the shooting game, the announcer says a lot of funny stuff like “Shoot him in the crotch”Jennifer says “My arrows wont stick on them”
Another big thanks to The Hob for the tip and Ricardo for the summaries and translations!