“My God..it’s so good!” A “Hunger Games” star picks top Atlanta steakhouse



Stanley Tucci, who appeared in all four films in “The Hunger Games” series, struck a wistful note on the eve of the “Mockingjay part 2″ release.

“I’m sad for it to come to an end,” he said during a phone interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.”

Stanley Tucci in character as Caesar Flickerman. Photo: Lionsgate

Stanley Tucci in character as Caesar Flickerman. Photo: Lionsgate

Like “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay part 1,” the series finale was filmed largely in Atlanta. The Swan House is once again featured prominently on screen.

Tucci, also appearing now in the superb “Spotlight,” plays smarmy Capitol mouthpiece Caesar Flickerman in the four “Hunger Games” movie.

“They’re important movies,” he said. “There’s real depth to them. Wonderful actors and director. I’m very sad it’s over.”

But he’ll always have Atlanta.

“One of my favorite steakhouses is there, Bones,” he said. “My God. The last time I went down, as soon as I got off the plane I went there. It’s so good!”

Hello from Stanley Tucci's favorite restaurant in Atlanta

Hello from Stanley Tucci’s favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Photo: Jennifer Brett