Isabelle Fuhrman has been named the face of Kipling’s Back to School campaign and we now have a behind the scenes look at her photo shoot along with an interview in the video below.
Check out Isabelle Fuhrman in these official campaign images from the photo shoot:
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Isabelle Fuhrman is the new face of Kipling’s Fall 2013 Back to School Campaign! Check out what President of Kipling North America, Julie Dimperio, had to say about choosing their brand’s newest ambassador.
Via Just Jared:
“Back to School is an important time of year for Kipling, and we were looking for someone who would represent our target customer, and inspire our target audience. Isabelle perfectly suits the fun and whimsical side of the brand, but also the practical and organized side. Like most students, Isabelle is juggling school and extra-‐curricular activities -‐ hers just happens to be professional acting! Kipling makes backpacks and school accessories that can grow up with you, and in Isabelle‘s case, they did. We are thrilled to be working with Isabelle this season as our Back to School brand ambassador.”
Watch the video for Kipling’s Back to School line, featuring Isabelle Fuhrman modeling various backpacks and accessories, under the “read more”.read more
Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Isabelle Fuhrman and Willow Shields at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood 2012 photo shoot. It looks like they had a ton of fun doing the shoot!
THE GOOD GIRL She starred as a villain in her two biggest movies to date, The Hunger Games and 2009′s Orphan. So Isabelle is thrilled to be the girl next door in writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi flick, After Earth. “My character is Jaden Smith’s character’s best friend,” she says. After he and his father—played by Will Smith—crash-land their spaceship on Earth, which was abandoned 1,000 years ago, “I’m what he’s trying to get back to.”
DREAM ROLE ”I’d really like to play Audrey Hepburn. I’m a big fan: She’s so classy and sophisticated.”
HOMETOWN Albuquerque, New Mexico
PRIM AND PROPER A relative newcomer when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen’s angelic little sister in The Hunger Games, Willow pretty much disappears into her part. But she’ll play a more prominent role in the upcoming installments, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. “I’m really excited to grow up with Prim,” she says. “She becomes so wise and very strong.”
SISTER ACT Willow’s fraternal twin, Autumn, is also an actress. “Whenever we’d go to auditions together, people would tell us, ‘Oh, you guys are the new Mary-Kate and Ashley!’ It was funny, because we love them.”
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In a follow-up to yesterday’s story about Drew Barrymore’s photoshoot with Hunger Games stars Isabelle Furhman and Amandla Stenberg, V Magazine has released some more of the shots along with a description of why Drew Barrymore wanted to work with these young actresses:
To moviegoers around the world, the character Clove in The Hunger Games is a vengeful teenage assassin. But to Isabelle Fuhrman, the actress who played her, the character is more nuanced. “In my mind, Clove was never an assassin,” she says. “I imagined her as having a very tragic life with specific moments that drove her to become, for lack of a better word, crazy.” Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Fuhrman’s work ethic has taken her from local shows—“My first gig was singing at a retirement home with my sister”—to Jay Leno comedy sketches, the horror film Orphan, and ultimately her role as Clove. “Getting that part was hard because I wanted to tell all my friends and couldn’t for three weeks,” she says. “I started working out on my own to get ready. I went from regular P.E. to the weight trainer, to running a mile with a 50-pound weight vest, plus ab workouts, push-ups, and regular conditioning. I told all my friends that I just wanted to get fit, but I don’t think they bought it.” She is currently filming M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth, opposite Will Smith, and will appear in the remake of Suspiria, with David Gordon Green, next year. “I really want to be the kind of actress that can play in every genre of film,” she says. “Sort of like Meryl Streep.”
Kids nowadays are natural multitaskers. Just look at 14-year-old Los Angeles native Amandla Stenberg, another breakout star of this year’s The Hunger Games. When not going to castings or auditions, she knits, snaps photos with a Nikon D80, and plays violin concertos, not to mention the guitar and the drums. Her first big break in film was playing a tough tween assassin in Colombiana, alongside Zoe Saldana. But The Hunger Games is what really put her on the map, which she could have predicted. “When my agent called to tell me I was going to play Rue, I literally started running around the room and hyperventilating. I kept shouting, ‘I’m Rue, I’m Rue!’” she remembers. “My mother had to get me a glass of water and tell me to take deep breaths. We have it all on tape. It’s funny to watch.” While on set with Barrymore, Amandla shared her enthusiasm for photography by asking the budding lenswoman for advice. “[Drew] told me she liked to shoot happy accidents, and that when a photograph comes out naturally you’ll love it.”
You can see the rest of Drew’s Angels over at V Magazine.read more
According to Variety:
Daria Argento’s 1977 horror pic followed Suzie, a young girl who travels to Europe to attend a world-renowned school, only to learn that the academy is a front for a coven of witches.
[David Gordon] Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Chris Gebert. Crime Scene Pictures principals Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are producing with Francesco Melzi d’Eril of Memo Films and “I Am Love” helmer Luca Guadagnino of First Sun.
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Check out this great behind the scenes video of Isabelle Furhrman (Clove) in a photoshoot for Sal Owen. We gotta admit the knife play at the beginning is pretty awesome, albeit a little scary.read more
Isabelle Fuhrman and her sister Madeline, had a very entertaining lunch yesterday meeting up with GloZell, who proceeded to put on her own “version” of The Hunger Games.
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The Hunger Games hasn’t slowed down as it looks to dominate a second weekend at the box office. Celebuzz caught up with Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove) at the Valentino Flagship store opening in Beverly Hills earlier this week and asked her about her thoughts on the record setting opening weekend for the film.
“One of my friends actually called me!” Isabelle told Celebuzz. “I got a bunch of emails from my agent and from a lot of people at Lionsgate. I was like ‘Oh my god, seriously that much?!’”
“I was texting some of them the other day and I think we’re kind of still in shock about it,” Isabelle told us… “We knew it had a huge fan following, and it was kind of growing [the fan following], but this was so much bigger than we expected.”
Isabelle was a contributing factor to ticket sales, laughing: “I’ve seen it five times and I think I’m gonna see it again this week!”
You can read more from Isabelle at Celebuzz including her friends reaction to the film, and her anticipation for Catching Fire.read more
Isabelle Fuhrman recently stopped by Good Day LA to talk about her role as Clove, the impact of The Hunger Games, the connection to reality TV, Orphan and more.
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Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove) says she has read the Hunger Games Trilogy nine times and the first book a whopping thirteen times. Now that’s dedication! Isabelle also tells Entertainment Weekly more about training for the Hunger Games and filming the cornucopia scene.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did you first get acquainted with the books?
ISABELLE FUHRMAN: Well my agent actually is the one who gave me the first book when Lionsgate had first optioned it, and I read it that night. And then the next day I bought the second one, and read it that night. And then I had to wait until August for the third one to come out, which sucked. But then I read the third one immediately. I’ve read the [full] series nine times now, and the first book 13 [times]. [Chuckling] So I’m a little bit of a fan of it.
Immediately, I was drawn to Katniss, of course. Everyone is. It’s written through her eyes. I wrote a letter to Gary Ross asking if I could audition for it. My agent ended up getting me an audition with [casting director] Debra Zane. I was told I was too young, because I’m 14. So I thought there was no way I was going to be in this movie, but they called asking if I wanted to audition for Clove, like a week later. And here I am.
Wait, you’re 14?
Well, I’m 15 now. Still getting used to that. Just turned 15.
When they finally offered you the role, did you want to do it right away?
I cried, I was so happy. I was so ecstatic, because, as I said, I was such a huge fan of the books. It was one of those moments where you don’t believe it actually happened. But it did.
What was your training like for Clove?
Originally, they wanted me to gain 10 pounds of muscle. And I only had two weeks to do that, which was impossible because I’m, well, very tiny. So they decided just to have me get leaner and more toned. So I ended up getting some muscle tone on me. Because the way Clove is described in the book is this big and burly character, and I’m so not. I really tried to compensate for that with my acting ability and become her physically as much as I can, do all my stunts, and learn how to actually throw knives and combat training and all that.
Learning how to throw knives — what was that like?
It was very interesting. I don’t have that strong of an arm, so it was starting with throwing a tennis ball at a target [with] the right form. And then move to a baseball. And then move to plastic knives. And then move to duct-tape-and-cardboard knives. And then move to the actual knives. A lot of it was physics, and knowing how much force to put on the knife. The knife goes three knife-lengths every rotation — a lot times I’d throw it, and it’d end up with the butt end in, and the blade would be sticking out. Which is not what you want to do.
So a lot of practice. I worked, as I said, for two weeks on really perfecting it because I wanted it to be as professional as possible. That’s what [Clove] has been training for her entire life.
By the end, how accurate were you?
I can throw right on. Bulls-eye, yeah. It’s very interesting, because now I have a lot better aim with throwing a tennis ball for my dogs. It’s definitely a skill I’m hoping to keep up with, even though it’s very odd.
The cornucopia scene — what was that filming day like?
We rehearsed it for a week, and then it took a week to film every single part of it. There’s running in, and each character’s finding a weapon, and fighting for certain things. We were very excited, because the cornucopia were the first scenes we filmed. That’s where we became very close — we call talked with each other and bonded. When we first met, funny enough, it was, “Hi, I’m Dayo [Okeniyi], I’m playing Thresh, I kill you in the movie.”
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