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: LA County Not Closing COVID Vaccine Super Sites Despite Drop In Demand
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: Martin Luther King Jr. Had Strong Relationship With LA During Civil Rights Movement
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: Burbank Cancels Outdoor Face Covering Order
“Hunger Games” opens in theaters Friday.