However, the glitzy premiere held at L.A. Live in downtown L.A. to mark the release of the final installment of Suzanne Collins‘ blockbuster young adult novels had a somber tone in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.
Many of the cast and crew including Lawrence, Hemsworth and Hutcherson wore Tricolore ribbons to represent the French flag in honor of the 129 lives that were lost.
Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Amandla Stenberg and Evan Ross also attended the premiere to bid farewell to the blockbuster series.
Many of the scenes in “Mockingjay – Part 2” were filmed in Paris, and before the audience got to witness the spectacular results, Lionsgate chief Jon Feltheimer pledged support to the City of Lights.
“We want to express our solidarity for the brave people of Paris and share our sympathy in grieving,” he said. “We stand with them tonight.”
Lionsgate announced on Sunday that it planned to scale down Monday’s Los Angeles premiere and make it a more low-key affair.
“Out of respect for the very recent events in Paris, we have decided to modify our red carpet and we will not conduct interviews at Monday’s ‘Mockingjay 2’ premiere,” the studio said in a statement. “We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.”
Earlier in the day, Banks posted a tribute on Twitter saying: “Our hearts are with you France where we have so many amazing fans.”
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 17, 2015