‘Hunger Games’ DVD: Jackie Emerson Learned A Thing Or Two From The Special Features

The Hunger Games” will enter the DVD/Blu-ray arena on August 18, and as we intimated in our sneak peek piece last week, there’s a cornucopia of fascinating special features to feast on. So much so, in fact, that one of the film’s stars even gleaned new tidbits from the discs.

“I love the documentary,” Jackie Emerson (a.k.a. District 5 tribute Foxface) told Hollywood Crush via phone yesterday. “A lot of stuff in that, I didn’t know. I didn’t really know how the editing process worked or, like, all the different layering and CGI, so that was fascinating to watch.”

Unsurprisingly, the soon-to-be-18-year-old (her birthday’s next week!) was most enthused to watch the behind-the-scenes action featuring herself and her fellow tributes.

“The Target version of the DVD actually has all of the tribute stuff on it,” she explained. “It has the tribute diaries where we all had flip cameras, and basically in the three weeks leading up to the premiere, we’d do videos whenever we hung out and at press tour and stuff like that. There are also videos of all of us hanging out together and casting the tributes and a photo album, so it was really fun to watch that. It was kind of like a mini-documentary of my summer. I can’t wait for fans to see that because I think they’re really going to enjoy it.”

And lest you be fooled by the young stars’ acting abilities, all of that on-screen animosity in the arena was purely for the story’s sake. In real life, Jackie says she and her fellow tributes will be life-long friends.

“We talk all the time,” Jackie said. “Even when people are out of town, we talk a ton, and when people are in town, we go out to dinner. My birthday is on the 21st, and I think we’re actually going to do a birthday thing with a bunch of friends from ’The Hunger Games.’ We always just have a blast together. We’re best friends. We’re a family, and we’re never going to lose that because we have that connection.”

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