Celebrity Mailbag: Ask 'Hunger Games' Star Willow Shields a Question!

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Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite celeb a question? Well, now is your chance!

From now until Monday at 10 AM EST, Celebuzz will be taking your questions for Willow Shields. The 11-year-old actress will star as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Taking on the emotional role as Katniss’ beloved younger sister, for whom Katniss sacrifices herself, Willow proves she's a star on the rise. 

Want to know more about her Hunger Games role? Who she dreams of starring alongside in the future? Or even what she loves to do in her free time?

Here’s how to connect with her:

Simply “Like” Celebuzz on Facebook and enter your question for Willow in the comments section below! We’ll gather them all and send them along to Willow, who will pick her favorites and answer them on video which we’ll premiere right here on Celebuzz.

We’ll be taking submissions until Monday, January 16 at 10 AM EST. Just leave a comment below, and check back soon for Willow’s Celebrity Mailbag response!

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  • Mckinley Eaton
    Mckinley Eaton

    Hello Willow :) My question is before you got casted in this highly directed film The Hunger Games for Primrose Everdeen, did you take any acting class in New Mexico. cause the Tears you had to shed when Katniss was leaving to the Capitol were looking pretty Real. And do you feel and act like you have a connection with you Character? Thank's so much !!

  • Izzy Petts
    Izzy Petts

    Hey!! i am a big fan of yours and one question i would like to ask is what was the best part of filming the movie??

  • hungryforthegames

    from all the actresses that wanted to play prim in the movie.. why do you think they picked you? what is it that you have that others don't?

  • ParkCityskichick

    Hi Willow! I'm your age (11). I think it's GREAT that you are playing Prim. My questions are: How did you start your acting career?, as you are an actress, have you ever gone to the sundance film festival (taking place in about a week in Park City, UT), and if so, do you plan on going again?, Is it easy to keep on top of your acting career with school and all?, and last but definitely not least, do you have any ways of keeping in touch with your fans? Thanks!

  • Jamie

    Hi Willow! How did you react when you found out, that you got the role?

  • Beth

    Would you say that you and Prim are alike

  • Lauren

    In the trailer you are seen giving/receiving the mockingjay pin. Can you tell us about that?

  • Gabbi

    If you weren't Prim, who do you think would be the next best choice for the role?

  • Azanta Thakur
    Azanta Thakur

    Hi Willow! What was your favorite and hardest scene to film in Hunger Games?

  • Kay

    What is the most intense seen? Which one is the most suspenseful?

  • Kay

    Do we get to see Peetas precautions to save Katnisses life that are mentioned in chapeter 27?

  • Kay

    When in the story dose Peeta convey his plan with Haymitch on the train, or one of those stay behind and chat times?

  • Kay

    Do you think Peeta shook his at Katniss at the launching platforms because he was going to go get the bow and arrows for her?

  • Kaylee

    Hi Willow! Who do you think best fit the roles they played in The Hunger Games movie? For Example, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, yourself, or any other main characters. (Love your work! I have seen every movie you have ever been in!)

  • Gabbi

    What was your reaction to finding out you were cast in the movie?

  • Gabbi

    Did you always want to be an actress? ~SpringDandelion

  • olivia o
    olivia o

    hey willow! hows it going? i love your acting and think you look like the perfect prim! :) here are some questions i would like to ask: 1. How was the audition like? where was it and were u nervous? 2. How long were you filming/on set for? 3. How was it like finding out you got the role of Prim? 4. Are you ready for all the fame you will get? I hope to see you in other upcomming movies! thx

  • jessica

    all the characters went to stunt camp

  • Shahreen Hoque
    Shahreen Hoque

    Hi Willow! - Which of your co-stars do you inspire the most and whom do you think you work with the best out of all of them? - Have you heard about Josh Hutcherson's prank on Jennifer Lawrence? Do you think Josh should receive a pay back from Jennifer? Good Luck for the future and well done in playing Primrose Everdeen in the Hunger Gmes. You're doing amazing!

  • Kat

    I know it's really early to think of this but how do you feel knowing that Prim dies in MockingJay?

  • Kat

    Do you think Jennifer Lawrence nail her role of Katniss Everdeen in the movie?

  • Rim

    Have you read the books?

  • Vox

    In the movie Prim gives the Mockingjay pin to Katniss. Why isn’t it Madge?

  • Vox

    In the movie Prim gives the Mockingjay pin to Katniss. Why isn't it Katniss? ^^'

  • dylananas

    Willow, who is your inspiration ?

  • Gabbi

    Were there any elements/characteristics not featured in the book that you tried to bring to Prim in the movie? What scene in Catching Fire/Mockingjay are you looking forward to filming? What was it like working with Buttercup? Did your experience with actors such as Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth teach you anything? Rue reminds Katniss of Prim. Did you see any similarities between yourself and Amandla? Did you form bonds with any of the tributes, despite the fact you didn't have any scenes together? How do you prepare for a scene? What can we expect from you in the future? Do you have any upcoming projects? Do you feel an emotional connection to Prim? Have you read all three books? Who is your favourite character in the books, and do you believe the actor has bought them to life accurately? Thank you! ~Spring Dandelion/Gabbi

  • Sarah :)
    Sarah :)

    Hi!! Do you get time yo just hang with the cast and have fun, or is it mostly just filming? From your biggest fan :D

  • livesinafairytale

    Team Peeta, or Team Gale?

  • Katherine

    Hello Wiilow! You can't believe how amazing I think you are. You're such a great person and actress, but I have some questions for you: 1) What was the hardest scene to do while playing Prim? 2) In the Hunger Games movie, which scene do you like the most and why? 3) Whom did you love working with in the movie? 4) How does it feel to be a part of the highly anticipated Hunger Games movie? I sure hope you'll be able to answer these questions, but it looks like a lot if you had to answer everyone's.

  • Luna S.
    Luna S.

    Hi willow! You are amazing! Great person and amazing actress. I have several questions: If you coulf have any part in any movie, who would you be and why? What made you become an actress? What is your biggest insecurity? How was your experience filming your first movie? Who is your inspiration and is it a star or someone you know? And how did you prepare emotionally to play the role of Prim? Love ya!

  • Caroline

    Oh, and your really pretty (:

  • Caroline

    Hey again! (: got some more questions for you, but it's just me Caroline this time, i'm from Denmark so excuse me if there's some wrong spelling going on. -If you have a celebrity crush, who is it? -Wich actor would you like to be in a movie with? -How different are you from Prim? -How long do you think you would last in The Hunger Games? -Do you and Jennifer have a relationship that's just as good as if you were siblings in real life? -What is your talent besides acting? That's my queations, hope you have a great life and anttend a lot of movies in the future, i'll deffenetly see them (: -Caroline

  • Celeste & Caroline
    Celeste & Caroline

    Hey Willow Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale? What was your favourite scene from the book? Who from the set did you become closest friends with? What do you do in your sparetime?

  • brooke

    Who was the funnest actor/actress to work with?

  • mmb

    do you give katniss the mocking jay pin?

  • zoe

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  • Emilie

    Hey Willow. I am a huge fan of you and the hunger games... I - how did you get role primrose everdeen?? - is it fun to be an actress?? - was it difficult to play prim?? - can I see you in other movies in the future?? Hope you will answer!!!!

  • Sarah

    Hi Willow!!! I'm a huuuge fan of the hunger games (the biggest ever!!) You are a great actress from what I have seen in the trailer and i cant wait till the movie! My question is do you and Jennifer get along like sisters off screen as well? I can imagine you two would be just like long lost sisters!! :D You are awesome!

  • Cam

    Do you like medicine or something related in real life? How similar are you to Prim?

  • Camelia

    Tell us what was your funniest moment during filming?

  • Phoebe

    Who would be your best friend in the cast? Also, I think you are an amazing actress and will do perfectly as Prim!

  • Melissa M.
    Melissa M.

    When filming, did the cast do their own stunts? And Did you do any training?

  • Daniya Rae
    Daniya Rae

    How did you like playing Prime ,and what part of the movie are you dying to see ?! (:

  • Lexia A.
    Lexia A.

    What were the best moments while filming The Hunger Games, on or off set?

  • Kylie

    What was the scene that you think you did the best in or you are most excited for us fans to see? p.s. i think you make a great Prim, and capture my view of the role perfectly!

  • Tyler Gordon
    Tyler Gordon

    Also, what scene that you were a part of was the most difficult, most emotional, or most enjoyable to make and what scene that Prim isn't a part of are you most excited for? Thanks again! :D

  • Tyler Gordn
    Tyler Gordn

    *Tyler Gordon, not Gordn :P

  • Tyler Gordn
    Tyler Gordn

    Hello Willow. Let me first say that when I imagined prim I truly thought of someone just like you. You're perfect for the role and I just can't wait to see your portrayal of such an interesting role. I must ask, being so young, a child actress, what did it feel like to be playing in a story so emotionally intense? Was it frightening "becoming" Prim and was it hard to understand the truth about kids killing kids? In a nutshell, how did you feel about the reality of the situation, were you scared and if so, how did you deal with it? Do you feel emotionally, that you've grown from having such a role? Hope to hear your answer and good luck in your future endeavors. You're perfect!

  • Ginger

    Hello Willow! Have you read the trilogy, and if so, what was your favorite book, or scene? :)

  • Brandan

    What is your favourite personality trait of Prim, and why?

  • Vicki

    Do you wish to follow in the footsteps of your follow actors/ actresses? Who do you look up to the most?

  • Katelyn

    Cool, you spell your name the same way I do. :D

  • Eric BC
    Eric BC

    Hello Willow! Very glad to have you as Prim! I bet that you read the remaining two books, therefore my question is: how do you imagine yourself portraying a young character that, as Katniss said in the books, 'grows up very fast' in the remaining narrative? Or in other words, do you feel prepared for the challenge of portraying someone that looks young but is more mature/wiser than her age? Cheers.

  • Maya B.
    Maya B.

    Hi willow! You are a great actress and a great Prim but as many of us know, at first many people argued over the cast of the hunger games demanding for it to be changed. My question is that assuming this arguing also got to you playng Prim, did you ever feel insecure like if you didnt deserve the part, and if you did, how did you get your confidence back?

  • Jordyn

    What is your favorite memory from on set and who would you say you spent most of your time with on set?

  • Jen

    If you coupld play any other character, who would you play?

  • Juliette

    What inspired you to become an actress?

  • Hunger Games Geek
    Hunger Games Geek

    What did you think of to help you get in character in the most emotional scenes? And what did you do first after you figured out you got the part as Prim? (Btw, I look up to you a lot. Just by watching the trailer, I think you're so talented)!

  • Kailey

    Hi Willow! I think you are such a good actress and such an inspiration to me and I really hope i see you in more films! So who is your inspiration Willow?

  • J.P.

    Did you find it difficult to film the Reaping Scene? How did you prepare yourself for such an intense and emotional scene?

  • Janna

    What was the hardest part about playing Prim?

  • Nora Duffy
    Nora Duffy

    Willow!!!!!!!!!!!! How did you feel as the youngest working with so many adults? And do you think you are like Prim in her shy and small demeanor? By the way, I'm a HUGE fan :D I pull my shirttail out of every dress I wear like Prim's "little duck" reaping outfit!!!!

  • Olivia Isbill
    Olivia Isbill

    Who was your Favorite Actor/Actress to work with on the set? And If you have read the books, Who was your favorite character in the books?

  • Nick

    What District would fit you the most?

  • Andrea Davidson
    Andrea Davidson

    If you know enough about this to answer it, whose perspective are the Games? From Katniss, and does Jennifer have to go back to recite thoughts and say her thoughts because the book is all her thoughts, or does she just do her actions that you know whats going on? Or is the prospective by the camera, in the games, like showing the other tributes and their troubles? Btw, I love your acting, you really got into character with Prim (from what I saw in the trailer) <3 <3 <3 :)

  • Carmen

    What can you relate most to about Prim?

  • Miranda

    If you could sit down and have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

  • Riley

    im your age [11] and i want to be in movies and tv shows to but how is it like working with such big stars like jennifer lawrence or josh huntcherson like are they cool or nice or just really serious with there acting???

  • Katelyn

    If Katniss had not volunteered in place of Prim, how long do you think your character would have lasted in the Games?

  • Deborah

    Hi Willow. You think you have something of your character, if yes how much you seem her?

  • Justwantmychocolate

    Sorry for the bad spelling.... I'm tired...

  • Sarah

    Hi! What do you think of how the trilogy ended?

  • Liam Quane
    Liam Quane

    Hi! How did you get the role?

  • Leigha

    That's such a good question because I could picture it being really intimidating to work with people who have had lead roles in so many popular films. I bet it helped her brush up on her acting skills though :)

  • Justwantmychocolate

    Do you understand how big this is? How important this is? Was the pressure though.... when you needed to capture the role of Prim... When you knew how important her role is in these books?

  • Josefine Sandqvist
    Josefine Sandqvist

    What was it like working with such big stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth?