10 Cool Facts About The Hunger Games and Its Cast!

Published on November 20, 2013. Updated March 28, 2017

Fans of The Hunger Games are eagerly anticipating the release of the second movie, Catching Fire – which hits theaters this weekend. In order to celebrate the release, we’ve compiled 10 fun and interesting facts about the movie and your favorite cast members! Enjoy!

10. During one scene in the arena, Jennifer Lawrence, who will be reprising her role as Katniss, hit herself with her bow while she was sprinting and fell into the pool of jets. Lawrence was deaf in one ear as a result for almost six days.

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9. While Jennifer Lawrence was paid $600,000 for her role as Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” for “Catching Fire,” she has negotiated $10 million to reprise her role.

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8. When it comes to stunts, Jennifer Lawrence finds the “actual running” to be the most challenging part. Lawrence said that she even hired a running coach to train for the film because she thinks that she runs weird.

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7. Jena Malone, an up and coming actress, will play Johanna Mason in “Catching Fire.” Malone has starred in numerous movies, including “Donnie Darko,” “Into the Wild” and “Pride and Prejudice.” In 2000, Malone emancipated herself from her mother, preventing her from interfering with Malone’s career and earnings.

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6. Liam Hemsworth will be reprising his role as Gale Hawthorne. Hemsworth is best known for having been engaged to Miley Cyrus. Some of Hemsworth’s favorite actors include Leonardo DiCaprio, Heath Ledger and Paul Newman.

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5. Josh Hutcherson will be coming back as Peeta Mellark. Hutcherson has three tattoos: One of a Libra sign on his left wrist; one of an anchor on his right torso side; and a pirate ship on his back between his shoulders.

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4. Both Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence are natives of Kentucky. Hutcherson is from Union, Kentucky, and Lawrence is from Louisville, Kentucky.

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3. Josh Hutcherson has been good friends with Alexander Ludwig who played Cato in “The Hunger Games” since they were about 12 years old.

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2. Since becoming involved in “The Hunger Games” franchise, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth are all good friends.

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1. Jennifer Lawrence is as multifaceted as Katniss Everdeen. For her role in “Winter’s Bone,” she learned to skin squirrels, chop wood and fight. While filming for “The Hunger Games,” Lawrence worked out twice a day and practiced archery.

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