Today is a HUGE day for Victoria Justice! Not only is it her 20th birthday, but her hit Halloween flick Fun Size is finally out on DVD -- best present ever! We got the chance to chat with Vic about the DVD and learned some super-interesting inside scoop! Check it out:
Fun fact about the DVD:
"The scene where I do a weird stick bug dance wasn't in the original script. We actually filmed that almost a year after the rest of the movie!"
On her favorite scene:
"There are so many fun scenes that I loved filming. I think the scene where the chicken falls on the car was hilarious and we were all in that car together, so to have my friends there together was really fun. I also love the scene where Aaron Riley is serenading Wren."
On the DVD features:
"There's a blooper reel, which is always my favorite part of a DVD, a making-of of the DVD and a lot more -- they're awesome!"
And guess what! We have a very special prize pack for one lucky M Girl -- an assortment of cool Fun Size swag -- we'll pick one random commenter on this blog as the winner!
Here's what she'll score:
Pick up your copy of Fun Size today, and leave your Happy Birthday wishes for Victoria in the comments!
-Have you seen Fun Size? What's your favorite part?
It's been months since we last saw one of our fave movies of the year, The Hunger Games -- which is why we're thrilled that it's FINALLY available on DVD! Woohoo! We chatted with the stars of the flick who gave us top-secret insider dish about the making of the film!
M: What's your fave feature on the brand new Hunger Games DVDs?
Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface): "Each different retailer that's releasing the DVD has a different version of it with different special features. All of them have the documentary about the making of the Hunger Games, which I saw recently, and I have to say, it's very good. There's a lot of stuff in that I didn't know, so that was really exciting to see the whole behind-the-scenes process."
Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh): "I think I'm most excited about the Tribute Diaries, which is gonna be really cool. They did this thing where they gave all of us Flipcams and they asked us to record our experiences leading up to the premiere, so it's really candid and it's really cool and it's us basically doing the mall tour, doing fittings for what we were gonna wear for the premiere, really really cool behind the scenes stuff, and really putting the fans in our shoes and letting them know what it was like - this whole amazing experience." (Note: this feature is only available on the Target edition of the DVD)
M: What's something that only an insider would notice while watching the DVD?
Dayo: "It's a really really funny thing. When I shot the Reaping scene where Thresh comes in and saves Katniss, the script actually said "just this time twelve, for her" and that's what I actually said on the day and then I had to do additional dialogue in the studio afterwards for touchups for the audio. One of the things Gary wanted me to change was instead of saying "for her" say "for Rue." He was very specific about what Thresh's motivations were for that scene, so in the scene, I ADR'd over "for Rue", but my mouth actually says "for her." No one, no one has picked up on this, so I guess it really works. Your brain kind of pieces it together so you don't actually see it happen, but if you watch it closely, my mouth says "for her", but you hear "for Rue." All the times I've seen it, I'm like "aaagh." I kind of cringe a little bit, but no one seems to have seen it."
Amandla Stenberg (Rue): "When Katniss kisses me on my forehead, after I tragically expire, there is a little bubble of spit and it's really gross! My friends always point it out and laugh and now I always can see it when I watch the movie."
M: What was it like working with Jennifer Lawrence?
Willow Shields (Prim): "I loved having fun with Jennifer, just hanging out and talking. I think that was really fun. I think a lot of our scenes were really serious, so when we started acting, we were really serious and emotional and then like right after that, we would be laughing, talking, and having fun because we wanted to lighten the mood a bit."
Amandla: "She gave me so much good advice on set and we joked around and told stories and we became really close."
M: What's the coolest thing you're looking forward to about the sequel, Catching Fire?
Willow: "I'm really excited to work with some actors that I didn't work with in Hunger Games, so I'm really excited for that."
Jacqueline: "Even though I'm not in the second film, I'm excited to watch it! I'm most looking forward to seeing how they do the Katniss wedding dress transform into a mockingjay thing because I'm sure that's going to be epic. I'm also really excited to see the arena because I think the second arena is so cool. The first arena is a lot more natural, you know, despite the fact that it's controlled by the gamemakers. The Catching Fire arena is much more fabricated in the clock, the settings, the blood ring, and this and this. I'm kind of excited to see how they do that."
Awesome! Also, check out our fun THG-inspired game that we played with Amandla Stenberg at the M Office:
So much fun!
-Did you buy THG on DVD yet? Which tribute was your fave in the flick?
The Breaking Dawn: Part I DVD release is just around the corner on February 11, and we're loving this new featurette about the making of Bella and Edward's wedding! In honor of the release, Target stores around the country are throwing special parties just for Twi-hards. Starting at midnight on February 10, fans will get to watch a never before seen clip from the film. Plus, if you buy the special Target edition of the DVD, you'll get your very own authentic prop flower from the wedding scene -- too cool!
Get your inside look at the filming of the wedding here: