Mahershala Ali Joins the Revolution in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

The acting star discusses his role and experience working on the upcoming blockbuster film.
3:10 | 11/19/14

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Transcript for Mahershala Ali Joins the Revolution in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'
All right. House of cards fan know him as Remy, Wheeling and dealing his way in the capital. But he plays one of the good guys against the capital in the "Hunger games" mockingjay part 1. He's trying to protect katniss, but she doesn't make it easy. Take a look. There's a problem. What kind of problem? Incoming bombers from the north. We need to find cover now. There's a bunker in there. Straight ahead and down the stairs. Katniss! Katniss! Everdeen! Back away from the wall! Joining us now in studio. It is such a fantastic movie. And for people out there like me who didn't read the books and just watching the movies, this is the first one where there aren't hunger games. Yet it's so intense. Tell us what Moe Goers get from this one? It's deeper and darker. The "Hunger games" aren't in it. And you have a new character in district 13. It plays such a large part in the feel of the film. But it's slightly deeper. It is deeper and tarker. And speaking of deeper, your character has been living underground. And you weren't in the first two movies. What was it like joining the stellar cast, Jennifer Lawrence, tell me what it was like on the scene? You know, my first week I was a little nervous. Because here it is your you have these people who have been working together for a couple of years now. But it was just an amazing experience. Couldn't have been more welcoming and grounded and supportive as a group. And you're a star in your own right. You have been at this for more than a decade. But house of cards made you a household game. I was at the white house correspondent's dinner last year. It was so amazing to watch you and your cast mates. It was like worlds colliding. Here you were in D.C. And Remy the lobbyist, everyone wanted a picture. Was it a strange reality for you as well? It was. In other cities I definitely feel the work is appreciated and the show is appreciated. But when you go D.C., it's another thing, because you feel like -- I think they feel represented by house of cards. They do. We have a fun game. It's called hunger game of cards. Answer honestly and quickly. President Underwood or president snow? President Underwood. Coin or Claire? Claire. Katniss everde, N or zee woe? Katniss. Weapon of choice, bow and arrow or filibuster? Bow and arrow. The "Hunger games" arena or the senate floor? Senate floor. Thank you for joining us. And the "Hunger games": Mockingjay, part 1, opens nationwide this Friday.

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