LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Monday night’s premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” was visually stunning, but the event itself was far more subdued in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks.
A portion of the film had been taped in Paris, where at least 132 people lost their lives after Friday’s terrorist attacks.READ MORE: Orange County Parents Protest Vaccine Mandates At School Board Meeting
Because of the events in Paris, Lionsgate announced that stars would not conduct interviews at the premiere out of respect for the victims.READ MORE: Huntington Beach Resident Arrested For Involvement in Capitol Riots
As a result, the press line at the plaza of L.A. LIVE was restricted to a relatively small group of photographers.
“With everything that’s going on in Paris, it’s kinda sad,” said Kenia Mendoza, a movie fan. “And everything around the world, it’s really sad and we should all honor it.”MORE NEWS: La Cañada Resident, Nadia Chung Named As 2022 Rose Queen
“Hunger Games” opens in theaters Friday.