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Posted on August 29, 2012

In between "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire", Nelson Ascencio (who we confirmed is returning as Flavius in the sequel) has been keeping busy with other projects... 

Nelson Ascencio returns to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"


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Brooklyn Mouth: "On Character" Interview

Hunger Games: Updates 2011

The Brooklyn Mouth speaks with actor and comedian Nelson Ascencio of MADTV fame. Posted January 16, 2012

After taking a break from acting, the Cuban-born Ascencio returned to the screen last year in the movies "Paul" and the highly anticipated "The Hunger Games" as Flavius (a member of Katniss Everdeen's prep team). Ascencio speaks candidly about the ups and downs of the business and what keeps him inspired. 

Production may have already begun on the film adaptation of "The Hunger Games", but casting news continues to pour in through Lionsgate's Official Twitter feed. 

The latest? Two beautifiers have rounded out Katniss' prep team, which already includes Lenny Kravitz as Cinna - Nelson Ascencio has been cast as Flavius.


Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. 

Nelson Ascencio joins the cast along with: Seth Rogan, Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Kristen Wiig, 

Alma Awards 2001: Nelson Ascencio as "Ricky Martin"

The American Latino Media Arts ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic achievement in, and enhancement of, the Latino image through film, television and music. Performers include Arturo Sandoval, Olga Tanon, Alejandro Sanz, mariachi vocalist Nydia Rojas, Rick Trevino, Wyclef Jean and Product G & B. Among the presenters are Raquel Welch, Isai Morales, and comic Nelson Ascencio of "MAD TV", whose take on Ricky Martin is a hoot.  

MADTV: Nelson Ascencio Joins Cast Season 5 & 6

The sixth season of MADTV began with several cast changes. Returning repertory players Alex Borstein, Mo Collins, Michael McDonald, Will Sasso, Aries Spears, Nicole Sullivan, and Debra Wilson were joined by Nelson Ascencio - a featured player from last season.

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