Leven Rambin, who plays the District 1 tribute, Glimmer, in The Hunger Games movie, has had a fairly comprehensive chat to Seventeen Magazine about what it was like on set.
She tells Seventeen how close they all got, including sleepovers, the pranks that they’d pull and what it was like working with Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence.
You can read the entire article here, but in the meantime here’s some of what she said:
Seventeen: What was the dynamic like on the set of The Hunger Games?
Leven Rambin: All the tributes were really close. We were like a gang, we did everything together — out to eat, sleepovers, went to the movies. It felt like a slumber party for four months! Everyone was really sweet.
17: Fun! What did you do at your sleepovers?
LR: We’d paint on T-shirts or make up songs and record them on the computer, or we’d prank call Alexander Ludwig and try to get Jake T. Austin to call us. We’d eat vegan cookies and cakes because Isabelle [Furhman]’s mom is vegan and we’d watch Hilary Duff movies.
17: How would you typecast everyone?
LR: Jack Quaid was the resident comedian, he was always making everybody laugh. Amandla [Stenberg] is so smart and funny and clever…she and Jackie and Alexander got involved in the pranking. And Isabelle was quite the prankster as well! We’d just prank call each other, we would put stuff in other people’s food or move around their furniture in their trailer and put it in the bathroom so they didn’t know where it was. We’d spread funny rumors about each other.
17: What about Liam, Josh and Jennifer?
LR: Liam was only around for a short time because his character isn’t in the arena, but he’s awesome. He had a really cool, calm energy. He’s really funny and self-deprecating. Josh was also very witty and had a great rapport with Jennifer. They were both really funny and sarcastic. Josh bought a lot of cars while we were shooting. He loves old cars. And he couldn’t really drive them because they were so old and always breaking down. He loves to buy them, but doesn’t have time for the up-keep.
17: What was your favorite scene to film?
LR: The interview I had with Stanley Tucci, that was awesome. It was all improvised and we were all in beautiful clothes. I also loved the fighting scenes in the Cornucopia. Those were really crazy experiences. It was a lot of really intricate shots and fight sequences.
17: What is a love lesson that can be learned from the film?
LR: Initially Katniss and Peeta don’t really like each other, but they grow close from what they experience. She sees qualities in him that she really likes, things she wouldn’t have seen if they weren’t put in that situation. So I always think it’s important to allow someone to reveal themself. If you notice something about someone that you like, it could really tell you something about who they are during a time of trial. The truth will come out.