Jennifer Lawrence led the cast of the ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ in paying tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks during the film’s LA premiere on Nov. 16. In a show of solidarity and support, the cast hit the red carpet wearing pins decorated in the French tricolore and the film’s own Mockingjay badge. Click here for the pics!
As the world continues to mourn the loss of the 129 lives brutally killed in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, the cast of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 film has paid a heartfelt tribute in honor of the French people. Having decided to cancel their red carpet interviews that night “out of respect” for the deadly events, the cast decided to show their support by hitting the red carpet at the film’s L.A. premiere wearing special ribbons in the colors of the French flag along with the defiant Mockingjay pin badge. See the pics here!
In an unprecedented show of support, Jennifer Lawrence, 25, Liam Hemsworth, 25, Josh Hutcherson, 23, Elizabeth Banks, 41, and the rest of the cast and crew posed for pictures on the red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 16 proudly wearing their tribute pins in honor of the victims of the horrific attacks that took place just days earlier. For her part, Jen wore hers on her gorgeous Dior haute couture gown, while her male co-stars pinned theirs to the outside of their suit jackets.
Hours ahead of the premiere, Elizabeth, who stunned on the red carpet later that night in a breathtaking floor length Dolce & Gabbana sequined gown, also took to Twitter to show off her pin along with a sweet message for her fans. “Our hearts are with you France where we have so many amazing fans,” she tweeted alongside a close-up of her tribute pin.
Pins aside, the event for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was already set to be a somber affair following the deadly attacks. On Nov. 15, Lionsgate made the decision to cancel its interviews on the red carpet “out of respect” for Paris and those affected. Still, that didn’t stop hundreds of fans from showing up at the red carpet event, which marked the final stop on the film’s promotional tour.
Before the screening, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer took to the stage to share a few words about the company’s decision to cancel its press interviews in spite of the huge fan turnout. “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,” he said. “We stand with them tonight.”
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— Alyssa Montemurro