Steven Soderbergh's 'Hunger Games' Scene: 'I Was Worried I Blew It'
In November of 2011, Moviefone spoke to Steven Soderbergh about filming second unit scenes for director Gary Ross's adaptation of "The Hunger Games." The 'Contagion' director admitted his nervousness on this job, mainly because the movie wasn't his: "I found it much more nerve-wracking than when you're shooting for yourself. Because I was constantly thinking, 'Oh, I hope that he likes this. I hope he likes that.'"
During the premiere for his movie "Haywire," Soderbergh reiterated to E! his insecurity over shooting a few scenes for one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
"If I'm shooting for me, I know when I've got what I want. But I'm shooting for Gary and I knew what he wanted and what the style of it was, but I was really nervous ... I didn't hear from him for two weeks so I'm like, 'Shit!' And then finally he calls me and goes 'Oh, I'm so sorry I haven't called. I'm so happy with the stuff.' And I was really worried, like I blew it."
Soderbergh is, of course, no stranger to pressure; he's used to filming big-budget movies with high-profile casts. Anyway, if the "Hunger Games" scenes he shot are anything like the clip of 'Haywire' that just came out, Soderbergh has absolutely nothing to worry about.
"The Hunger Games," starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson, is set to hit theaters on March 23.