Monday, March 19, 2012


Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Alexander Ludwig & Shaun Marks at Canadian Premiere of The Hunger Games
It was Panem-onium in Toronto today as the Hunks of The Hunger Games kicked-off the Canadian leg of the Blockbuster's Press Tour. Stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Vancouver's Alexander Ludwig who play Peeta, Gale and Cato respectively in the first installment of what looks to be a massively successful Franchise, made stop-offs  at CTV's The Marilyn Denis Show and MuchMusic's New.Music.Live.  This evening, they graced the Red Carpet at Scotiabank Theatre for the Canadian Premiere of the Film.

On The Marilyn Denis Show, we learned that the Boys bonded off-set, experimenting on some Dubstep Music and they had nothing but praise for their Co-Star Jennifer Lawrence who they claim is actually really funny.  Ludwig, who plays the role of the Villain feels his Character is misunderstood and revealed that he actually gained over 40 lbs for the role, eating much Junk Food.  Always remembering his humble beginnings, Hutcherson revealed also that he'll soon be hosting a Hometown Screening of The Hunger Games back in Kentucky where hails from.

Fans went wild on the Red Carpet, especially for Hemsworth, who last visited Toronto with Girlfriend Miley Cyrus back in 2010 for the MuchMusic Video Awards, although this time around all eyes were on him.  Hutcherson's arrival had Security on high alert, keeping the pushing and shoving of Fans under control.  Unfortunately, he had to deny many Fans Photos, telling them "I'm so sorry, it's just too crazy right now".  On his way out though, Hutcherson was kind enough to stop for a quick Photo before heading off to New York City with Hemsworth for the next leg of their Tour. Hemsworth also was great to stop for a snap!  Ludwig is Vancouver-bound for a Signing at Indigo Book Store in Burnaby tomorrow night.  Lucky Fans! 

An Insider tells mes that one DJ from a Toronto Alternative Rock Station on the Red Carpet was escorted out unceremoniously by Police, after throwing a tantrum!

Watch a Video I captured of all the fun:

The Hunger Games opens in theatres March 23, 2012. Read my Review here.

What's that?  You feel left out?  No way!  How about another The Hunger Games Prize Pack for my Readers?  Up for grabs are two Autographs from both Hemsworth and Ludwig, plus an official Bracelet from the Movie!  To enter, click "like" on this Post at Mr. Will-W.:Pop Maven on Facebook before April 18, 2012.  All are welcome to enter!  Special thanks to our trusty Sidekick Michelle for helping out on this. Remember to follow on Twitter too. Good luck, Mavenati!

You've still got a couple weeks to enter to win this other The Hunger Games Prize Pack I'm offering which includes the complete Suzanne Collins Trilogy, a Signed Jennifer Lawrence Photo and also Trading Cards!

(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W.)