The cast of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” may have stayed silent at the film’s U.S. premiere but their support for the victims of the Paris terror attacks rang loud and clear Monday night.
Stars of the hit franchise, who recently cancelled all media interviews for the downtown L.A. event, wore Mockingjay ribbons adorned with the French flag as a tribute to the those killed in Friday’s attacks.
Jennifer Lawrence was flanked by co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson on the red carpet, while Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and the entire “Mockingjay” team were also seen with the red, white and blue emblems.
“Our hearts are with you France where we have so many amazing fans,” Banks tweeted.
Three days after the attacks, the premiere evoked strong emotions from Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer as he introduced “Mockingjay – Part 2” Monday night at the Microsoft Theater.
“I’d like to note the horrific events that occurred three days ago in Paris,” he said. “We want to express our solidarity with the brave people of Paris and share our sympathy for their grieving. We stand with them tonight.”
The movie’s Parisian premiere took place Nov. 9 and many scenes were shot in Paris. Feltheimer noted that the four “Hunger Games” films generated 3,700 hours of footage and 24 premieres.
He then introduced director Francis Lawrence, calling him “as down to earth as he is visionary” and noted that it was also the 16th birthday of his daughter Maya.
“Happy sweet 16,” Feltheimer added.
Lawrence then introduced producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, screenwriter Peter Craig and book author Suzanne Collins — stressing Collins’ “unflinching” narrative — before bringing up 17 cast members, ending with Jennifer Lawrence.
“You are the most talented and loving people that we could ever work with,” he concluded.
The final “Hunger Games” installment has already premiered in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Beijing.