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9 Celebrities Who Love The Hunger Games! From Real Housewives to Bill Gates

Elizabeth Banks

We all know that The Hunger Games although it was published as a young adult novel it isn’t just for the young adults. Older adults love it too, with parents adoring the trilogy as much if not more than their kids. At the premieres for the film from Paris, to London to Hollywood, parents were as anxious to see the film adaptation as their kids who they brought to the screenings.

What did celebrity parent fans of The Hunger Games have to say about the book and the movie? Check out what they said right here from Real Housewives to Bill Gates!

(at left) Elizabeth Banks
She told Parade: “I was a very early adopter. It was so epic in scope, and had such a fantastic heroine at the heart of it, that it felt to me, especially as a woman, that I had found my Lord of the Rings.””


  • Neil Patrick Harris 1 of 8
    Neil Patrick Harris
    He tweeted: "I really dug Foxface. She had to die, but what a life…! Doing a three finger salute at the screen. "May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor.""
  • Bill Gates 2 of 8
    Bill Gates
    Scholastic Books asked him what books had shaped his life...and he included The Hunger Games!
  • Kelly Bensimon 3 of 8
    Kelly Bensimon
    The Real Housewives of New York City star tweeted after the premiere, "#hungerGames was amazing. Must see. Thank you."
  • Alex Baldwin 4 of 8
    Alex Baldwin
    "Cato? Don't attack me tonight, Cato…." Okay this is probably in reference to an episode of 30 Rock...but people are attributing it to the Hunger Games! And his daughter Ireland is a fan and went to the premiere.
  • Peter Facinelli 5 of 8
    Peter Facinelli
    The Twilight star said of the "war" between his series and Hunger Games, "there is no competition. I wish them the best and I'm here to support them, and I hope they have a great success with it."
  • Stephen King 6 of 8
    Stephen King
    Stephen King did a review of the book for Entertainment Weekly where "he praised" the books "addictive quality" and "also compared" it to those "shoot-it-if-it-moves videogames in the lobby of the local eightplex; you know it's not real, but you keep plugging in quarters anyway."
  • Lenny Kravitz 7 of 8
    Lenny Kravitz
    Lenny Kravitz on how he read his role: "I'll be quite frank with you — I didn't know about Hunger Games — so when I'm telling kids and they say, 'Who are you playing?' and I say Cinna, they go, 'Oh you're playing the gay guy.' That was an actual answer. I've never brought that up yet. That's how they perceived it. So I thought about it, and I read the book and I don't see that he is or isn't [gay]. He's a designer, he's a stylist, he has gold eyeliner—that doesn't mean anything either way."
  • Woody Harrelson 8 of 8
    Woody Harrelson
    On the message of the movie: "I think it is about raising people's political awareness and it definitely has some issues with authority, which has some relevance to our present form of government. Although the one in the movie is a much more extreme form, I think it's a pretty powerful message. That's one of the reasons I think it resonates not just with kids, but with everybody."
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Photos: PacificCoastNews and PR Photos

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