Alan Ritchson heats up the December issue of Da Man.
The Catching Fire actor discusses how he got his Hunger Games role, how he keeps in shape and on his acting career so far.
On his audition for The Hunger Games:
“I initially auditioned for the role of Finnick. I felt a connection to this character. I understood him and I auditioned for this role for Deb Zane, who was the casting director of the movie. When I didn’t hear back from her, I did what I wouldn’t recommend other actors to do: I wrote her a letter. A couple of months later, I got a call from Deb, offering the role of Gloss. It was interesting to me how that came about.”
On his acting career:
“It’s been an interesting journey, my road has been one of seeing a door open and presenting opportunities that I’ve never expected. I could’ve gone to a music school anywhere in the country because I had a full music scholarship for singing. I started to go to college and I left because I didn’t feel fulfilled. I felt like I wasn’t challenged creatively. When I dropped out, I was offered a modeling contract, and it was just an opportunity that I took. I pursued it for a few years and it ended up taking me to L.A., where I saw that these models were also doing other things: commercials or auditioning for TV. Within the first three weeks, I booked three jobs. Maybe it was meant to be, and all the stars were aligned.”
On his workout regime:
“I’d be lying if I say genetics don’t play some part of that, but at the same time, I think people take for granted how hard it is to achieve any kind of success. I do work really hard, I work out five days a week and I’m very disciplined about my regimen. I focus on cardio; it’s the foundation of my workout. The best of me is poured into that and the rest of it goes into resistance training. If anyone wants to get ripped, I recommend sprint training.”
E.L. James is still riding high thanks to her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
Forbes released their list of Top-Earning Authors, and James (whose real name is Erika Leonard) tops the list with $95 million.
James Patterson (who normally takes the No. 1 spot) came in at No. 2 with $91 million, with “Hunger Games” writer Suzanne Collins coming in at No. 3 with $55 million. Famed author Danielle Steel came in at No. 5, with Stephen King taking the No. 10 spot.
For Forbes’ complete list of top-earning authors click here.
Jennifer Lawrence strikes a pose for VOGUE.
Lawrence radiates elegance in the Mario Testino photo shoot for her feature.
In the September issue of the fashion-forward magazine the Hunger Games actress dishes on how she handles fame, and how she knew she was going to be famous.
Check out some of her Vogue snippets below!
On knowing she was going to be famous :
“Ever since I was really little, I’ve always had a very normal idea of what I wanted. I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, ‘Am I going to be a local TV person? AM I going to be a motivational speaker?’ It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you this buried understanding, of course.”
On the anxiety she has, as she grows more famous:
“I teeter on seeming ungrateful when I talk about this, but I’m kind of going through a meltdown about it lately. All of a sudden, the entire world feels entitled to know everything about my life. I am just not ok with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”
On her demeanor when she was growing up:
“I was a weirdo. I wasn’t picked on or anything. And I wasn’t smarter than the other kids. That’s not why I didn’t fit in. I’ve just had this weird anxiety. I hated recess. I didn’t like field trips. Parties really stressed me out.”