Woody Harrelson wants to go full drunk in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
MTV News had the chance to catch up with Harrelson at the Toronto International Film Festival and he said that he’s going to shoot “The Hunger Games” sequel in little more than a week. Harrelson’s had the chance to take a “gander” at the script for the project and said that it has his stamp of approval — though it could always use more alcohol for his character Haymitch.
“It’s a really good script, really strong script, so I feel good about that. That was the big question mark, since there was so little time to get that script together,” he said.
Harrelson then opened up about the preparation he did for the film, saying, “[Director] Francis [Lawrence] had asked me if I had studied PTSD — post-traumatic stress disorder — and I actually did in college, I was a psychology minor. I met a guy who has PTSD in Maui, spent some time with him.”
He also addressed the transition of power in this movie from former director Gary Ross to Lawrence. Harrelson had nothing but kind things to say about Lawrence, who previously has directed films like “Water for Elephants” and “I Am Legend.”
“Francis is very thorough, very on top of everything, and I really feel great,” Harrelson said. “I love Gary, man. I thought Gary did an incredible job with the first one, but I do think Francis is going to do great with this.”
And just how drunk will Harrelson take Haymitch this time around? He told MTV that he’s going to go has far as he can with the character.
“I talked with Franics about that,” he said. “I love to try to go as far as possible. You know me: I try to take it over the top.”
“Catching Fire” is due in theaters on November 22, 2013.
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