Movies.com had a chance to chat with Woody Harrelson Sunday morning the weekend Seven Psychopaths premiered at TIFF’s Midnight Madness. Aside from Seven Psychopaths, he also discussed about The Catching Fire, and the last book of the series, Mockingjay, being split into two films.
Movies.com: There were some Haymitch fans waiting for you. Did you expect to see Hunger Games fans here?
Harrelson: Oh, I didn’t see them.
Movies.com: They were calling, “Haymitch!” when you arrived.
Harrelson: Oh really? Oh man, I think there were just so many people out there I didn’t hear.
Movies.com: What are you looking forward to about shooting Catching Fire with Francis Lawrence?
Harrelson: Well, I ran into Jen[nifer Lawrence] last night. There’s such cool people that are working on this and that worked on the last one. It’s a wild thing to switch your conductor but I think that he’ll be great. He’s really hyper prepared and he’s a fantastic director. Having hung with him a couple times I like his temperament. I hear he’s very mellow on set. You never know if you’re going to get a screamer but he’s not that. I think it’ll be really good.
Movies.com: Is Haymitch Abernathy the best name for a character you’ve ever played?
Harrelson: Maybe so. I love it.
Movies.com: What do think about making the third book as two movies?
Harrelson: Well, I think it could work. It really depends on how the scripts come in. I hate to comment on it before I know what it’s going to be. Obviously it’s possible that you can do it but how it’s going to turn out, I don’t know. I’m hopeful.