Trend Hunter Interview with Alexander Ludwig!
TrendHunter recently had the opportunity to speak with Alexander Ludwig about working on The Hunger Games, his thoughts on Cato and much more. Here’s just a snippet:
The Hunger Games’ is still playing in theatres and is one of the biggest films of this year. What was it like to play such an integral role in this film and how has the experience affected you?
I feel extremely fortunate to have been a part of such a phenomenon and I am really happy that the fans felt that we honoured this incredible story. I think for me personally, HG [Hunger Games] has opened doors and has given me access to meet extremely talented directors, actors and producers
Although Cato’s character seems to be villainous upon introduction, he is really a victim of circumstance. How did you get into the mindset of this character and do you have any similarities to him in real life?
Becoming Cato was a process that I undertook in a very serious way. Gary Ross and I collaborated a great deal in terms of the direction that we felt Cato should take. It was through that collaboration that the final scene emerged as a means of showing the audience the humane yet twisted side of the character. Cato was a broken man at the end of the movie, and although I don’t have personal experience that parallels his journey, I did relate to his loss and resolution. I enjoyed exploring the dark recesses of his mind.
You can read the full interview here.