#78 Fireside Chat: And Then There Was Everyone Sunday 30 September, 2012

“And Then There Was Everyone”

If you missed Episode 78 live tonight, no worries! You can click HERE to listen to it recorded or just use the embedded player below. Enjoy!

Episode 78 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live this Monday, October 1, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! This week, our panel of experts will include some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol, Crystal from Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net, Kait from Victor’s Village, Ariel of Nerdy, Wordy, and Almost Thirty, and Natalie of Crushable! We’ll also be joined by special guest panelist Sara Gundell of the Hunger Games Examiner!

Well, the day we thought would never arrive has come and gone. The Third Quarter Quell reapings are now complete!

– We’ll spend most of the show talking about last week’s MAJOR news: Lionsgate finally revealed the rest of the Catching Fire cast! We now know who will be playing Blight, Woof, Cecelia, the morphlings, and all the other unnamed victors. Leave a comment below letting us know what you think about the actors!

– We’ll also talk about the fact that the much-hyped Mystery Woman is actually Mrs. Everdeen. Do we think this was Lionsgate’s original plan? Was the fandom foolish to get so overly excited about the unnamed female silhouette?

– To conclude, we’ll play a movie-themed edition of The Sound of Hunger!

You can chat with other listeners throughout the live show by using our hashtag #HGFiresideChat on Twitter! We recommend TweetChat to easily follow along with the conversation.

(If you missed last week’s episode, click here to listen!)

And click here for an index of all of our archived episodes.

Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Down with the Capitol: @HungerGamesDWTC
Crystal: @pikko / @mockingjaynet / @FictionalFood
Kait: @VictorsVillage
Ariel: http://www.twitter.com/Madam_Pince”>@Madam_Pince
Natalie: @nataliezutter / @crushabledotcom
Sara: @HungerGamesExam


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13 Comments

  • Adna says:

    i think everyone is pretty much perfect! But i cannot be the only one mad about mrs.everdeen being the mystery woman! i thought it was going to be madge! i think lionsgate didnt want people to get bored through those boring summer months of no news and have something to get excited for. they obvously did it on purpose or why not just put her name under her like everyone else? But im just happy they got the cast all together now. i was NOT expecting them all to be announced on the same day and im happy they did. i thought lionsgate was going to push this up until november so im really really happy!

  • Katie says:

    It is a bit of a disappointment that the mystery woman is Katniss’ mother. I feel like Lionsgate trolled us because all the returning cast were listed automatically at the start, except her. But then, it does make sense and we all did get a bit too carried away. It also reminds of that meme with a picture of Katniss which says, “even I don’t know my mother’s name”. LOL 😀

    I’m fairly happy with the cast over all. It’s interesting that they’re mostly stunt performers – it suggests we are going to get more action scenes than expected. My only problem is that too many are under 35ish, and not just because of age bias. If you think about it, this doesn’t fit logistically with what we know about the games. If the careers win almost every year, the victors from other Districts should be very spread out in age, as they only win sporadically. Nit-picking I know, but oh well…

  • Grace says:

    To be honest, I _do_ feel silly obsessing over this mystery woman when it was Katniss’s mother all along. In retrospect, I should have known it was an original cast member– I feel that Lionsgate would have given us more warning or at least more of a hint if it was someone knew. At the same time though, I can’t help but feel disappointed that it wasn’t someone special, like Madge, or Seneca Cranes beard returned from the dead…

  • Satsuma says:

    It seems that many fandom sites are assuming that what’s on this page is really meant to be the WHOLE cast (other than random extra types). I tend to question that assumption though. Since that would mean, not just “no Madge” or “no Annie”, but “no Thread”, “no Avox Girl/Lavinia”, etc. The “Idiom” casting calls seem to indicate that Rue and Thresh’s families will be featured as well, though I guess it might not be specified. Much as the guy who starts the D11 riot in the THG movie isn’t specified to be Rue’s father, even though it seems most of us assume that he was.

    • Savanna says:

      I think you’re confusing “fandom sites” with random fans. No fan site admins are assuming that CatchingFireCasting.com includes the whole cast — we are all well aware that it does not.

  • Adna says:

    IM A GIRL!!!! Lol it’s ok my name is unique I guess and you did say it right its pronounced add-na ill put that on my other posts so I don’t confuse you 🙂

  • Satsuma says:

    Sorry Savanna! I didn’t mean to imply that the fan site admin themselves were assuming this completes the casting. I was referring more to comments I’d seen on some fandom sites, which I agree comes from “random fans”, not the admins. I guess I should have been more specific.

  • SLH says:

    Hi… I just found this, and my mother is Marian Green (District 9 Tribute). I understand that this is a podcast and it expresses your opinions, but to reduce her career to a sentence and to focus more on her hair and her librarian look is offensive, considering her long career on many popular (and even a few classic) films and TV shows–as you said, she’s worked on over 100 shows. For the record, there is nothing wrong with saying she looks like a librarian. In fact, it was essentially that look that got her the part (they wanted her to look like a soccer mom). I take issue with the fact that the female tributes aren’t regarded for really anything more than their looks in your podcast.

    And yes, my mother doubled for a couple of the other actors as well as being the District 9 tribute as you so speculated in the podcast.

    I was excited to come and hear this podcast as stunt actors don’t get much love (well, really, ever), but this was just…disappointing. You waxed much more on the career of the men than of the women, and seem to comment mainly on their hair (as you also did with Tiffany) or on whether they could possibly be old enough to be a mother (like with Elena). Please give a bit more consideration to women who work just as hard and take just as big hits as men when doing stunts. At least when you commented on Woof’s look, you brought in his long history as a stuntman. I obviously didn’t expect you to talk much about the female tribute from D9, as she is a lesser tribute, but the tone that was taken seemed to say that you find her looks inappropriate for her job, when it is in fact her looks [and her experience] that got her that job.

    • Savanna says:

      Hi there! We’re so sorry that our discussion bothered you. Here’s the thing: At that point in time, there was virtually no information about any of the “tribute women” online. There still isn’t, really. In many cases, there was much more info about the men than women. In most of our casting discussions, *ALL* we had to focus on was appearance, unfortunately. We even addressed that at several points in either that episode or another one. It sucks. Which is why we’re thrilled that these actors (like Marian) will be getting so much more exposure. For many of them, male and female, this will be the role of a lifetime.

      We have not seen any of Marian’s work, so we could not talk about it. However, we DID take the time to do our research so that we COULD mention her stuntwoman status and the fact that she DOES have such an incredibly large body of work (“over 100 shows,” etc.).

      Considering that we only have three males who ever appear on our show, we’re very much a “female power” operation. In no way, shape, or form are we reducing the female tributes to physical bodies. We spent a ton of time discussing Justin Hix’s appearance on that same episode, I think. That was really ALL we had to go on for most of these actors. This is an online radio show about a popular young adult series with a huge, obsessive fan base that likes to nitpick and talk about stupid details like a person’s hair or the width of a tree pictured in a teaser trailer. It’s just what we do. We also have in-depth discussions about things like character relationships, reality TV, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

      And as you acknowledged, pointing out that someone looks like a librarian is by no means an insult. One of our panelists is an actual librarian, others are teachers, we have a couple of moms as well. And we absolutely do not think that her looks somehow disqualify her for this job; it was just unexpected. As you yourself pointed out, her looks are part of what got her the job…so isn’t it fair for us to DISCUSS her looks? We had a very limited time in which to discuss 12 people; it was impossible for us to watch selections from everyone’s body of work in order to comment on them. And unfortunately, a character like the D9 Tribute Woman who is killed in the bloodbath is not as huge a priority for us as a named character like Woof.

      Your mom seems like an amazing woman, and we’re sorry we didn’t have enough information about her to present her in a more interesting light reflective of her long career.

      We want to add that we are here to support all of these actors, including your mom. Many of them get completely ignored/overlooked, and we always try to give them some recognition. We were displeased with the way that Lionsgate announced the remaining cast members all at once, as it didn’t give the actors — like your mom — a chance for their moment in the spotlight. We’ve also been very careful to get the spelling of “Green” right, as many media outlets and Lionsgate themselves have misspelled it in various places.

      We spent a ton of time researching each of the “lesser” tributes so that we could have more than just a list of names when we posted the casting news: http://www.hgfiresidechat.com/news/2012/09/official-remaining-cast-revealed-hunger-games-catching-fire-blight-woof-cecelia/

      As you’ll see, we were unable to find much of anything on Marian. We did find her stunt reel, but it was posted on what appeared to be her PERSONAL Facebook page, which is why we chose not to link it.

      • Savanna says:

        We’d also like to point out that many of the other fan sites only posted or pasted a list of the tributes’ names, with no additional info. We really tried hard to find everything we could, from social media accounts and video clips to professional web pages. We devoted an entire episode of our show to these people, which we didn’t have to do. We just do NOT want you to think that we are anything but 100% supportive of everyone involved in this franchise. Again, your mom seriously seems like an awesome person, and we’re very excited to see her onscreen in November. 🙂

        • SLH says:

          Thank you for taking the time to respond with a thoughtful and well-written answer. It is much appreciated.


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