The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – 5 Differences Between the Book and the Movie

1. Effie Trinket

In the books, the last time we see Effie Trinket is before Katniss goes into the arena in the middle of Catching Fire. It is unknown of her whereabouts, that is, until her reappearance at the end of Mockingjay. From the promotional posters released showcasing the citizens of District 13, it was clear that Effie would have a more dominant role in the film. Besides being a character beloved by fans, Elizabeth Banks manages to bring light to the darkness of thirteen. Although she turned in the coloured wigs Effie was allowed to hold onto some stylish accessories.

We first see Effie when she gets a visit from Plutarch in her bunker; which she considers to be a prison. She also is not fond of the grey jumpers they’re all forced to wear. But there is a reason for her appearance, other then seeing how someone from the Capitol would adapt to this new way of living. Effie’s role is to continue being Katniss’ escort as she has an understanding of how the Mockingjay operates (taking over the role of Fulvia). She does it for personal reasons, not because she agrees with the politics or the cause.

Let’s look at the moment where Haymitch asks to hear one moment where Katniss made you feel something real. In the book, Leevy speaks up and mentions Katniss volunteering for Prim at the reaping. In the film, Leevy is replaced by Effie. The same happened with Boggs’ comment on her singing to Rue, it too is said by Effie instead.

2. The Rescue

Gale is the first person to volunteer himself to go on the mission to rescue Peeta, Johanna and Annie from The Capitol. Since the book only looks at Katniss’ perspective we don’t actually get to see the rebels in action. Besides being able to see the mission in the film, we learn that President Snow knows of the entire plan and doesn’t stop them. This is revealed in a conversation between Snow and Katniss as she tries to keep him distracted in an attempt to help the rescue succeed. Snow ends the conversation by taunting Katniss, ‘It’s the ones we love that cause the most pain.’ Foreshadowing.

3. The Mockingjay’s Conditions

             “Is there anything left on your list, Katniss?”
My paper’s crumpled into a ball in my right fist. I flatten the sheet against the table and read the rickety letters. “Just one more thing. I kill Snow.”

            For the first time ever, I see the hint of a smile on the president’s lips. “When the time comes, I’ll flip you for it.”

To me, this was an important moment but when Katniss lists her conditions for becoming the Mockingjay in the film, she only says that the other victors must be granted immunity and asks that her sister can keep their cat. She doesn’t ask for permission to hunt above ground with Gale (which happens anyway) or to be the one to kill President Snow when the time comes.

4. Tying Knots

            “The more you can distract yourself, the better,” he says. “First thing tomorrow, we’ll get you your own rope. Until then, take mine.”

Although this is minor, the film shows Finnick tying knots but he never gives and/or teaches Katniss how to as a distraction for herself.

5. Katniss’ Prep Team

            That’s my chance. I dart around the distracted guard, push open the door marked 3908, and find them. Half-naked, brusied, and shackled to the wall.
My prep team.

Unlike the book, Katniss’ prep team was not found in District 13.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Canadian Premiere

I had the chance to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this past Tuesday at the Canadian premiere. Jena Malone who plays Johanna Mason and Sam Claflin who plays Finnick Odair were both in attendance. The two newcomers are incredible in their parts, as are all the other actors in the film. I won’t waste your time talking about the movie now as I have put together a short list of 6 differences between the book and movie that can be read here.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 10 Differences Between the Book and the Movie

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes all of the elements from the first film and does them better with help from new director Francis Lawrence. You hardly ever hear that the sequel is better than the original but trust me, in this case it is. There’s moments where you can literally feel the book come to life. While not everything from the novel can make it into the movie (as always), they’ve managed to keep it as close as possible. I’ve compiled a list of things I noticed were different between the two. These aren’t the only things I noticed but they were the ones that stood out the most. None of the changes took anything away from from the storyline. Sometimes scenes are left out because there’s another way of accomplishing it, keep that in mind.

1. Plutarch Heavensbee’s Mockingjay Watch

When Plutarch Heavensbee takes Katniss out on the dance floor at President’s Snow party, it’s where we secretly learn that he’s on her side. Like Bonnie and Twill who put the Mockingjay symbol on a piece of bread that they could eat to hide the evidence, Plutarch has a gold watch he carriers in his pocket, that with the run of his thumb can display a Mockingjay and just as fast as it was seen, can disappear. The second clue we get is when Plutarch tells Katniss, “It starts at midnight” except he wasn’t talking about the meeting at all, he’s referring to the arena she’ll soon find herself in. But while they do meet under the same circumstances in the film we have no idea if the watch even exists and he doesn’t give any clues about the upcoming Hunger Games. In the book, Katniss is left thinking about Plutarch’s disappearing Mockingjay watch. He was “almost clandestine” as she says, but in the film there is nothing done to make her skeptical of his actions. You don’t learn anything until Katniss sees him on the hovercraft with Haymitch and Finnick, that’s when you realize where his loyalties stand.

Plutarch steps back and pulls out a gold watch on a chain from a vest pocket. He flips open the lid, sees the time, and frowns. “I’ll have to be going soon.” He turns the watch so I can see the face. “It starts at midnight.”

“That seems late for–“ I say, but then something distracts me. Plutarch has run his thumb across the crystal face of the watch and for just a moment an image appears, glowing as if lit by candlelight. It’s another mockingjay. Exactly like the pin on my dress. Only this one disappears. He snaps the watch closed. 

2. Snow’s Granddaughter

Not much is known about President Snow’s granddaughter or any other family members he might have. In Mockingjay, Johanna Mason quickly mentions her when she votes for the proposed 76th Hunger Games with tributes from the children of the Capitol. This comment let’s us believe that she’s between the ages of 12 and 18. In Catching Fire the movie we’re introduced to his granddaughter, who’s recently begun wearing her hair in a one-sided braid like all of her friends. To Snow’s obvious annoyance and our amusement, she is a fan of Katniss Everdeen, the very person he wants eradicated.

“Why not?” Johanna retorts. “It seems very fair to me. Snow even has a granddaughter. I vote yes.” (Mockingjay)

3. Peeta’s Painting of Rue

Both Peeta and Katniss’ private sessions with the gamemakers are vital scenes in the book that leave both of them with a score of 12, making them the number one target in the upcoming Hunger Games. The painting Peeta creates of Rue is a sign of rebellion to the Capitol. Unlike in the movie where Katniss walks into the room and sees the painting of Rue on the ground, in the book it’s specifically stated that it’s covered. The reason for the change makes sense, it gave reason to Katniss’ impulsive decision to hang Seneca Crane during her session.

 I think of how ruffled the Gamemakers were when I entered the gym for my session. The smell of cleaners. The mat pulled over that spot in the center of the gym. Was it to conceal something they were unable to wash away? “You painted something, didn’t you? A picture.”
“Did you see it?” Peeta asks.
“No. But they’d made a real point of covering it up,” I say.

4. Bonnie & Twill / District 13

Bonnie and Twill are two runaways from District 8 whom Katniss encounters in the woods outside of District 12. They tell her about the uprisings happening in the other districts and most importantly about the existence of District 13. It was known in advance that they wouldn’t be apart of the film because they didn’t cast those roles but the question remained on how Katniss would be introduced to the idea District 13. Signs of the beginning of a revolution are brought to the screen in another way. As seen in the trailer there’s a Mockingjay spray painted in a tunnel as well as the words “The odds are never in our favor” that expresses the districts unrest. The people have become more defiant and are ready to rebel against the Capitol. President Snow mentions District 13 during his talk with Katniss in her house before the Victory Tour saying how it’d be unfortunate to see District 12 end up the same way. Then, at the end of the film Plutarch is the one who tells Katniss that they’re on their way to District 13.

5. Effie’s Goodbye

In the book everyone in the Capitol is sent home after the stunt the victors pulled during the interviews. This meant that Effie didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to Peeta and Katniss before they’re sent into the arena. In the movie, she does, with tears in her eyes, “You both deserve so much better.”

“Then we’ll never see Effie again,” says Peeta. We didn’t see her o the morning of the Games last year. “You’ll give her our thanks.”
“More than that. Really make it special. It’s Effie, after all,” I say. “Tell her how appreciative we are and how she was the best escort ever and tell her . . . tell her we send our love.”

6. Katniss’ Pregnancy

Peeta drops the bomb about the baby in the same way as the novel but it’s quickly dropped after that. In the book it’s continually used as a tactic to help in the games.

But Finnick has dropped all his weapons to the ground. “Better not exert yourself. Not in your condition,” he says, and reaches down and pats my abdomen.
Oh, right. I’m supposed to be pregnant, I think.

“It’s okay. It’s just her hormones,” says Finnick. “From the baby.” 

“Go ahead. Try it. I don’t care if you are knocked up, I’ll rip your throat out,” says Johanna

7. Haymitch’s Games / The Second Quarter Quell

After the announcement of the Third Quarter Quell and the reapings, Peeta and Katniss decide to watch the Hunger Games’ of the past victors to have an idea of who they are up against. Although Haymitch isn’t competing the two decide to watch his (the 50th Annual Hunger Games), as it’s the only Quell they have. Having this in the book helped build Haymitch’s character and you finally get to learn how he managed to stay alive during his Games. Even though it didn’t make it’s way into the movie, back in 2011 some fans put together a twelve minute video on how they believe the Second Quarter Quell played out based on the book that you can check out here. It’s really well done and helps fill the void left from the film.

Later that day, another tribute is killed in combat and a third gets eaten by a pack of those fluffy squirrels, leaving Haymitch and a girl from District 1 to vie for the crown. She’s bigger than he is and just as fast, and when the inevitable fight comes, it’s bloody and awful and both have received what could well be fatal wounds, when Haymitch is finally disarmed. He staggers through the beautiful woods, holding his intestines in, while she stumbles after him, carrying the ax that should deliver his deathblow. Haymitch makes a beeline for his cliff and just reached the edge when she throws the ax. He collapses on the ground and it flies into the abyss. Now weaponless as well, the girl just stands there, trying to staunch the flow of blood pouring from her empty eye socket. She’s thinking perhaps that she can outlast Haymitch, who’s starting to convulse on the ground. But what she doesn’t know, and what he does, is that the ax will return. And when it flies back over the ledge, it buries itself in her head. The cannon sounds, her body is removed, the trumpets blow to announce Haymitch’s victory.

8. Katniss Doesn’t Get Drunk 

When Katniss learns she’ll be going back into the arena for the Quarter Quell she goes over to Haymitch’s house, gets drunk and wakes up with a hangover the next morning. In the film we see Katniss take one long sip before handing the bottle back to Haymitch.

“I came for a drink,” I say.
Haymitch bursts out laughing and slams the bottle down on the table before me. I run my sleeve across the top and take a couple gulps before I come up chocking. It takes a few minutes to compose myself, and even then my eyes and nose are still streaming. But inside me, the liquor feels like fire and I like it.

He nods at the bottle. “Can I have that back now?”
“No,” I say, wrapping my around around it. Haymitch pulls another bottle out from under the table and gives the top a twist.

When I wake up, I barely get to the toilet before the white liquor makes its reappearance. It burns just as much coming up as it did going down, and tastes twice as bad. I’m trembling and sweaty when I finish vomiting, but at least most of the stuff is out of my system.

9. District Twelves Fence is Never Electrified

Commander Thread takes over District 12 from the previous peacekeepers. Besides getting rid of the Hob and issuing a curfew he’s supposed to make the electrical fence operational. This catches Katniss by surprise when she’s stuck outside of her District and needs to find another way back in. She’s forced to climb up a tall tree (at least 20 feet in the air) and drop over the other side of the fence, causing her to injury her foot in the process. When she arrives back at her house she notices that the male peacekeeper looks surprised to see her since they knew she was in the woods and should be trapped there. None of this exists in the movie.

In the fading light, the chain links look as innocuous as usual. But what makes me jerk back my hand is the sound, like the buzz of a tree full go tracker jacker nests, indicating the fence is alive with electricity.

“From Head Peacekeeper Thread,” says the woman. “He wanted you to know that the fence surrounding District Twelve will now have electricity twenty-four hours a day.”
“Didn’t it already?” I ask, a little too innocently.

10. Peeta Can Swim

The Tributes arrive in the arena to be surrounded by only water. As Katniss swims towards the island Peeta is trapped on his pedestal until Finnick rescues him because he doesn’t know how to swim. In the film, when we first see Peeta in the arena he’s in the water wrestling with the male tribute from District 5. It doesn’t make sense for Peeta to know how to swim as there were no lakes, rivers, seas or oceans in District 12.

I spot him now, still stranded on his metal plate. 

Additional Things:
– Katniss and Gale kiss three times in the movie instead of two like in the book.
– There’s no secret bread code. In the book, 4 of the parachutes they receive while in the arena are food. They type of bread comes from District 3 and there’s 24 rolls meaning that the rebels rescue will take place on the third day at the 24th hour.
– Johanna lashes out at the Capitol during her interview with Caesar Flickerman.
– Mags doesn’t speak at all.
– Peacekeeper Darius doesn’t exist.

Critics Choice Movie Awards

Tonight was the 18th Annual People’s Critics Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica California. Every nominee is extremely talented and well-deserving of the award in their category, but there can only be one winner. I would also like to become a critic because getting to watch movies for a living has to be one of the best jobs in existence.

I will never get tired of talking about Jennifer Lawrence, ever. The thing I love most about Jennifer is how completely humble she is when accepting an award. And when she loses she’s genuinely happy for the winner because she’s just grateful to be nominated. Tonight she racked in Best Actress in an Action Movie for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Best Actress in a Comedy for her her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, Best Comedy for Silver Linings Playbook and Best Acting Ensemble for Silver Linings Playbook. Not too shabby! Jennifer was also nominated for Best Actress which went to Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Best Picture which went to Argo. Never underestimate this lately, she’s quickly taking the film industry by storm at the young age of 22. I would also like to congratulate Jennifer on her second Oscar nomination which was announced this morning.

“Critics aren’t so bad.” – Jennifer Lawrence

No one was more deserving of Best Supporting Actress then Anne Hathaway for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables. If you’ve seen the movie it’d be hard for you to disagree. Her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream has the ability to put you in tears. I remember the first time I ever heard her sing, it was in the movie Ella Enchanted and I didn’t think it was actually her. There was a tiny mistake tonight when announcing the nominee’s they spelt her name as Ann Hathaway instead of Anne, missing the e. As she walked on stage to accept her award she pointed it out while mentioning that she probably shouldn’t.

This is a bittersweet moment because I have this award but you spelled my name wrong.” – Anne Hathaway

I’m really happy for Ben Affleck on his award for Best Director after being snubbed for an Oscar nomination. Ben is so well rounded in this industry as an actor, director, writer and producer. He can do it all and he does it right. His speech tonight had to have been one of the biggest highlights as he actually called out the Academy on their clear mistake.

“I would like to thank the Academy — I’m kidding, I’m kidding this is the one that counts.” – Ben Affleck

Quvenzhane Wallis is absolutely adorable. Tonight she won Best Young Actor/Actress for her role as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild. She also becomes the youngest actress in history to receive and Oscar Award nomination at 9. Quvenzhane walked on stage tonight with her thank you speech typed out on a phone (not sure if it was hers or not). The microphone stood taller then her but she was so cute. I wanted to give her a hug. I have yet to see the movie she stars in but I definitely plan to now.

The movie Lincoln also won a fair amount of awards tonight. I’m sure the acting’s great but I have no interest in ever seeing that movie. It looks like a bore and I feel as though I’d fall asleep in the theatre. We’ll have to see if i’m proved wrong. I have don’t have very long to catch up on all the Oscar nominated films.

Congratulations to all of the winners tonight! Only two more nights until the Golden Globes on Sunday!

Peoples Choice Awards

Tonight was the 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. But they should think about calling the show “If you were nominated and in attendance you won” award show. Every award was pretty obvious if you watched the red carpet in advance and knew who was there. It wasn’t all that much of a shocker.

Thoughts that needed to be said:
– Jennifer Lawrence should’ve walked on stage as Katniss while Alicia Keys peformed Girl On Fire.
– There’s no way Katy Perry won all 4 of her awards.
– Lea Michele shouldn’t be considered a comedic actress.
– Adam Sandler should probably retire, no idea what that little speech he did tonight was…
– They should’ve played the ‘get off the stage’ music for XTina.
– Jennifer Aniston is gorgeous and never ages.
– Brittany Snow looks perfect in her yellow dress.
– Emma Watson is adorable but I was disappointed she didn’t do the red carpet with the rest of her Perks of Being a Wallflower cast.
– Taylor Swift looked terrifying with her eye makeup. It was awkward and made it look like she had two black eyes.

Counting Down: My 5 Favourite Moments/Things To Happen at the PCAs
5. Although said singer wasn’t in attendance and you had to check the online list to know that Demi Lovato won Favourite Celebrity Judge I am more then happy for her. Although I think she was ripped off by Katy Perry in her other two categories.

4. If you don’t like Ellen Degeneres then you’re lying. She’s hilarious and perfect in all ways. Best moment was when she said thanks then walked away before turning around and returning to the podium because she had an award to present but wanted to hear an applause first.

3. It took way too long and it was nearly long enough if you ask me but getting to see Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The Hunger Games cast slayed tonight taking in a total of 4 awards for; Favourite Movie, Favorite Movie Franchise, Favorite On Screen Chemistry and Favorite Action Movie. In total the Hunger Games cast racked in 6/7 awards that they were nominated for. Clearly i’m a fan. I went to the Toronto Hunger Games premiere back in March of last year. And for the fandom it’s been a big day! It started with Entertainment Weekly giving us the first stills for the sequel Catching Fire. Catching Fire will hit theatres at the end of this year in November.

2.  Did you see Matt Boner Bomer tonight?! He is literally a sex god. The only thing that would’ve made him even hotter is if he wasn’t wearing a shirt but that’s not appropriate for an award show now is it? I am thankful for his existence and his infectious grin that makes me squeal every time I lay eyes on him. Tonight he presented two awards with Chloe Grace Moretz so not only did I get to stare at him on the red carpet but during that time on stage as well. THANK YOU AWARD SHOW GODS. And i’m thankful for a 5th season of White Collar. Unfortunately the show didn’t win in the category they were nominated.

1. It’s not a surprise how much I admire Jennifer Lawrence so when she won both Favourite Face of Heroism and Favourite Movie Actress for The Hunger Games I was ecstatic! If you don’t believe me you can go look through my tweets. She’s so incredibly talented and humble. I don’t think there was one person in the room tonight who wasn’t happy for her. The best thing about her acceptance speak was the Mean Girls reference she made. It just proves that Jen is just one of us who made it on the outside. And she looked absolutely gorgeous tonight! I look forward to this upcoming award season. I see big things happening for Jennifer as this may be the year she finally gets an Oscar for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook.

“I wish this was like Mean Girls where I could just break this up and give it to all of you.”

Book Recommendations

Those who know me are aware that i’m able to read 2-3 books a week with all of my subway travels (if i’m not sleeping). And because of it i’ve been asked to give out recommendations so i’ve started to put together a list of my favourite books and one quote from each that I love. If you have any specific questions about any of the listed feel free to ask and I’d be more then happy to answer but I don’t feel the need to post synopsis’ for all of them when they can be found online. Generally the Sequels, Trilogies and Series books are all YA fiction, however not all are currently complete. The Non-sequel novels I post can range in audience. I will continue to add to this list as I read more books that changed my life.

Non-Sequel Novels:
1. “Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn’t know a thing about life.” 
– Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

2. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

3. “Most people lose the ability to see silver linings even though they are always there above us almost everyday.”
– Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

4. “Scared isn’t an excuse. Scared is the excuse everyone has used.”
– John Green, Looking For Alaska

5. “You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.”
– John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

Sequels, Trilogies & Series:
1. “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay)

2. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn)

3. “Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.”
Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls & City of Heavenly Fire)

4. “Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs.”
Ally Condie, The Matched Trilogy (Matched, Crossed & Reached)

5. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
Veronica Roth, The Divergent Trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent & Untitled)

6. “And if I have to die trying, I will get out of here.”
Lauren DeStefano, The Chemical Garden Trilogy (Wither, Fever & Sever)

7. “Keep in mind that people change but the past doesn’t.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, The Hush, Hush Saga (Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence & Finale)

8. “Every man would fall in love with their voice, their lovely appearance, but no man would ever get past that. They’d never really know the girls for who they actually were, never really love them. It would be impossible for any of the four girls to ever really fall in love and be genuinely loved in return.”
Amanda Hocking, Watersong Series (Wake, Lullaby, Tidal, Elegy)

9. “Sometimes death is really just a metaphor for rebirth. Allowing the old version of one to slip away so that a newer, better, stronger version can stand in it’s place.”
Alyson Noel, The Soul Seekers (Fated, Echo, Mystic & Horizon)

Current Books Waiting on my Book Shelf to be Read:
1. John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
2. Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince & Clockwork Princess)
3. James Dashner, The Maze Runner Series (The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials & The Death Cure) (The Kill Order)

Hunger Games Movie Premiere

As you may or may not know today was the Canadian Hunger Games premiere in Toronto. It was a long day full of press and promo for the three actors from the film who were in town; Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Alexander Ludwig.

In the not-too-distant future North American is now known as Panem and ruled by the Capitol which has divided the country into 12 districts. Every year two young representatives (tributes), one male and one female anywhere from age 12-18 are picked to represent their District in the annual Hunger Games; a fight to the death. If you haven’t read the trilogy or even the Hunger Games you don’t need to for an understanding of the movie but I do urge you to go and read it because it’s a great read. You’re missing out if you don’t but that’s your loss not mine.

My day started at 6:00am when I woke up. My best friend slept over and we quickly got ready and headed to the subway. We were arrived in downtown Toronto by 7:30 and made our way over to the parking lot near Much Music. The Hunger Games cast was supposed to be on the Marilyn Denis show from 10:00am – 11:00am so we decided we’d try to get standby tickets if available. Turns out they’re not. However, the security guard inside let us know that if we walked around the back we could get a number for being outside of New Music Live later at 4:15pm. So of course we did and it meant we didn’t have to stand in line as long as we returned by 1:00pm. Watch Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Alexander Ludwig on the Marilyn Denis show herepart2 & part3.

We then decided to go back to our spot by the parking lot where we were earlier told by security that we’d see nothing (they lied). A car pulled in and Alexander Ludwig got out of the car. From where we waited I decided to scream his name. He turned his head and waved to where me and my 3 friends stood. We asked him to come over and he promised to later, he had his interview on CP24. Meanwhile we were showed on CP24 where they said to Alex “We’ve had fans outside since first thing this morning for you do you know that?” and he replied saying “Actually yeah I saw this morning, it was really sweet. It was very flattering.” (Insert squeal here!)

As we waited around for him to come out security told us we weren’t allowed to stand there anymore. I then told him how Alex promised to come over to us and he simply replied with “If he wants to find you he will.” Wtf? Are you serious? As we were walking away Alexander started to chase us down. We noticed him and went over to where he was. He came up to us, held out his hand and said “Hi, I’m Alex.” (Like we didn’t already know but he’s adorable so it’s okay.) We talked to him for a while, he is one of the sweetest celebrities I have ever met (and he’s Canadian so that’s a plus). We got pictures with him before he headed inside.

Not too long after two more black cars pulled into the parking lot and guess who was inside? That’s right, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth!

The stage was being set up for New Music Live and we went to check it out. Alexander was around the corner peeking over where a ton of fans were but none noticed him except for us. He was with his publicist and walked over to Starbucks so of course we followed being the creeps we are.

In Starbucks we bought drinks and food so we wouldn’t be as obvious, even though i’m positive we were. Alexander looked over at me and said “Hey again!” and then we talked for a little and he asked us if were were going to Much Music later which we were, obviously.

We walked over to the Scotiabank Theatre where the premiere was going to be held starting at 6:30pm. They were just putting up posters on the wall at the time.

And then there was a lot of waiting… we went back into line for New Music Live and after a lot more waiting FINALLY we got to see Josh, Liam and Alex close up and personal. At one point I held out my book to Josh and asked him to sign it and he looked at me which is adorable sad eyes and said “Sorry, I can’t.” So then I said “I love you!” and he replied saying “Thanks!” My heart melted and I almost passed out. After that segment at the commercial Josh walked right over to me, signed my book and then walked back inside. At that point I was the only one to get an autograph from him and I was over the moon. I was on the verge of tears (okay fine I was crying.) When Alex came out he spotted me in the front row and smiled and waved and it made me really happy. Besides almost dying from being squished up against the barrier it was an amazing day! You can watch their interview on NML here.

(You may recognize this photograph from Conan O’Brien)

And last but not least a picture of the venue that the Toronto premiere actually took place at. My friends at this point wanted to leave and wouldn’t stay with me any longer so I had no choice but to leave as well. It was really frustrating after I hadn’t ate one thing all day and looked forward to this for the past months. It was a downer and seemed like I had given up on getting my picture with Josh when I wanted to keep on going. Sometimes friends CAN suck.