Transcript for 'Catching Fire' Star Jeffrey Wright on Playing a Tribute with a Twist
We're "catching fire" in fact. The cast of "the hunger games" sequel to visit us. We're kicking it off this morning with jeffrey rice. In the film, he plays an electronics wizard and former "hunger games" winner. And we say good morning. And congratulations on the film. The anticipation is huge. Yes. It's good to be part of that. You want people to see the movie that you're a part of. And they definitely have -- they're excited about this one. Let's catch everybody up. "Hunger games" and katniss and peta have survived. We're in "catching fire." How does he figure into this film? "It's the 75th anniversary games. And previous victors are asked to come back and compete again, much to their disappointment. In the course of the games, they use them to advance a different idea. To advance a rebellion. And there's allies that are formed. Alliances that are 230r78 formed in that. He is an electronics wizard. Let's look at a scene from "catching fire." How do you know? Shimmering. See it. It's like glass. Look around you. All holograms. The knights flicker. Because it's taking up too much energy. There's always a flaw in the system. I hear you love the premise of victor coming back and having to duke it out. I don't know if anybody loves that. It's a harrowing experience. Their reaction to it is very personal. There's a lot of politics and social commentary made in the film. But it's driven by personal feelings and resentment that you're forced to be a gladiator when you probably didn't want to do that in the first place. Been there, done that. You were just at the world premiere in london. Reaction? Reaction was actually really moving. You have all of the kids who love the books and love the characters. And they have a sense of ownership for them. And for them to interact with us and for us to interact with them, it was really touching. They're so serious about it. It's not fluff to them. It's big budget and all that. The themes are virtuous. Love, friends, family. You relate to on a personal level. We're so excited to have all of you with us. "Catching fire" here at "gma." And the film opens next friday, NOVEMBER 22nd. Thank you for being with us.
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