I’ve added scans of when Alexander was in the April/May issue of DaMan Magazine thanks to Alexander’s official Facebook.
Below, you can read the interview Alexander did with DaMan Magazine. You can also check out a few more outtakes from the magazine photoshoot below! Enjoy!
DA MAN: Your mother was an actress, but from what we’ve read, your parents were a bit apprehensive about letting you get into acting at a young age (nine); how did you persuade them to allow you to get into acting?
Alexander Ludwig: My parents know how passionate I’ve always been about acting. I convinced them this was something that I was going to put my heart and soul into.
DA MAN: Do your parents now encourage you with your acting or are they still a bit wary?
Alexander Ludwig: They encourage me 100 percent. I couldn’t do it without their support.
DA MAN: Your latest movie, of course, is The Hunger Games, what can you tell us about your experience and role working on that movie?
Alexander Ludwig: In terms of my role as Cato, I was very fortunate to have a lot of creative freedom to develop my character. It was a career-changing experience to learn from and work with [Director] Gary Ross. On set, everyone became my family. In any off time, we were able to explore the sights of our shooting location [the wilds of North Carolina].
DA MAN: Do you feel fully prepared for the immensity that is The Hunger Games franchise?
Alexander Ludwig: I’ve been told many times that my life is going to change and, in many ways, it already has. I’m trying not to feel overwhelmed and just take it as it comes. I’m not sure there’s any way to fully prepare for something like this.
DA MAN: You said you were “not big” physically, and had to undergo a rigorous diet and training to be intimidating for your role in The Hunger Games. Now that you’re done with the shooting and almost done with promoting it, would you rather go back to the not-so-big you or do you plan to build on your current physique?
Alexander Ludwig: I gained almost 40 pounds of muscle for this role. I’m currently working on getting back to how I was before Cato. As an actor, I feel that it’s important to make a physical commitment to create a character and it’s also important for me to return to my normal self.
DA MAN: You’re playing one of the ‘bad guys’ in the movie, so who’s your favorite villain/antagonist of fiction?
Alexander Ludwig: Heath Ledger as the joker in The Dark Knight.
DA MAN: The Hunger Games had a huge cast, who did you work with the most and/or become closest to?
Alexander Ludwig: Everyone became really close. I worked mostly with Jen [Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays Katniss Everdeen] on set. Off set, I spent most of my free time with Jack Quaid [portraying Marvel] and Dayo Okeniyi [portraying Thresh].
DA MAN: Were you ever awed working on The Hunger Games alongside big names like Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence?
Alexander Ludwig: Absolutely, it was an honor.
I’ve added a scan from the Youth Issue of Bullet Magazine as well as a couple of outtakes from the photoshoot. Enjoy!
I’ve added 2 HQ scans from People Magazine The Hunger Games Collector’s Special as well as 3 new movie stills and 2 promotional pictures and a poster. Enjoy! 12 more days until The Hunger Games comes out! Who else is excited?!
I’ve added 9 HQ Scans of Alexander from the US Magazine Hunger Games Edition which is on newsstands until May 31, 2012 so pick up your copy now! It included 150 photos with cast interviews stories from the set and you can enter to win a trip to where the movie was filmed!
Also, I’ve added a UHQ still from The Hunger Games. Enjoy!
I’ve added a scan from when Alexander was featured in the Feburary issue of Seventeen Magazine Prom Edition. I’ve also added two outtakes from the photoshoot as well as outtakes from the Bello Mag photoshoot . Enjoy! Also, check back later for scans from the Hunger Games Edition of US Weekly.