March was all about one thing and one thing only for me: "The Hunger Games." Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth headed to New York for some promotional appearances and I had never been more ready. They were all over New York City, from morning shows to late night talk shows, with a premiere and a book signing in between.
And it didn't work out too badly for me. I spent 20 straight hours chasing them around and managed to snap photos with Liam Hemsworth, Isabelle Fuhrman and Stanley Tucci. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were the most in-demand – and therefore the most difficult to meet – but I've got my eye on them for next time.
Aside from the cast itself, I managed to meet a few other celebs at "The Hunger Games" premiere, and was lucky enough to spend St. Patrick's Day with Kellan Lutz. Not too shabby, right?
Liam Hemsworth at 'Good Morning America'
The week 'The Hunger Games' was released was extremely busy for fangirls like me, and I started off in a big way with none other than Gale Hawthrone himself! Making an appearance on "Good Morning America," Liam showed up extra early just to greet waiting fans such as myself in Times Square. For those of you who are wondering: Liam is even dreamier in person than he is on film.
Isabelle Fuhrman at 'The Hunger Games' Premiere
I hit up the top secret "The Hunger Games" premiere in New York in hopes of meeting more cast members – and succeeded! Fuhrman, who plays Clove in the film, was one of the first guests to arrive and was more than happy to stop for a picture with me on her way in. If you've seen the movie, you'll understand why I was especially thankful Isabelle didn't have any knives on her.
Stanley Tucci at 'The Hunger Games' After Party
Last but certainly not least in my "The Hunger Games" cast collection was the legendary Stanley Tucci. I've seen Stanley at events around the city before but he's not usually one to stop for pictures. This time, however, he made an exception for my friend and I after complimenting me on my Mockingjay pin. I guess Katniss was right, nothing bad will happen to you while you're wearing it.
Michelle Rodriguez at 'The Hunger Games' Premiere
There were a handful of celebrity guests at "The Hunger Games" premiere here in New York but the "Avatar" star was one of the few to greet fans before the film. She had already been inside the theater but came out quick to meet a friend and was thrilled that we had recognized her and asked for pictures.
Kellan Lutz Promoting Abbot + Main at Bloomingdale's
On St. Patrick's Day, the erstwhile Emmett Cullen made an appearance at the Bloomingdale's in Roosevelt Field Mall to meet fans and talk about his clothing line Abbot + Main. Since we're pretty much BFFs at this point (yes, that's an exaggeration) it was a no-brainer that my friends and I would make the trek to support him on his latest endeavor. I was one of the last fans in line but the wait was totally worth it. Kellan gave me a big hug and we joked about how it had been "too long" since we had last seen each other (read: last month).
Like many of you, Professional Fan Girl Lauren Cox has always had a fascination with movie stars. She's turned her hobby – hitting premieres and other events in New York City to meet them – into a blog, and now a NextMovie column. Keep up with her adventures meeting celebs by following her on Twitter.