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The Hunger Games cast show support for France at Los Angeles premiere

The stars of The Hunger Games showed solidarity with the French by wearing Tricolour ribbons at the Los Angeles premiere of the franchise's final film on Monday night (16Nov15).

The event celebrating the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 was scaled back in the aftermath of the violence in Paris on Friday (13Nov15), when more than 120 people were killed in a series of gun and bomb attacks.


Out of respect for the dead and their families, cast interviews were cancelled, but the stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, still signed autographs for fans and posed for photographs before heading into the Microsoft Theater.


They showed solidarity by wearing red, white and blue ribbons - a nod to the French flag - which were clipped together with the Mockingjay emblem, the symbol of defiance and rebellion in the franchise.


Elizabeth Banks shared a picture of her ribbon on Instagram.com and wrote, "Our hearts are with you France where we have so many amazing fans."


Inside the auditorium, Jon Feltheimer, chief executive of the Lionsgate studio, took to the stage to praise the French for their bravery, noting that some of the film was shot in Paris and they had been to a premiere in the city just four days before the attacks.


"Tonight, as we celebrate our movie and salute our filmmakers, we want to express our solidarity with the brave people of Paris and share our sympathy for their grieving," he said onstage. "We stand with them tonight."


Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson and Sam Claflin also wore the special ribbons at the event.


After the attacks, a representative for Lionsgate announced, "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... 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."