Although Jennifer Lawrence has portrayed some intense characters over the past few years and also experienced her share of grueling schedules and tasks associated with each, the Oscar award-winner has recently communicated that none of those schedules compare to the intensity she has faced while filming the Mockingjay installments to the Hunger Games franchise.
Part 1 and Part 2 of Mockingjay were filmed simultaneously over a 155 day time period, which was extremely arduous and grueling for the cast and crew. As Entertainment Weekly shared, the production took the cast “from soundstages in Atlanta to locations in and around Paris to a final wrap in East Berlin, where the leads all got a bit emotional after completing such an arduous task.”
The cast spoke openly about how exhausted the filming experience made them and noted, mainly, how they felt on the final day of shooting. Lawrence, in her usual verbally expressive manner, noted “It was so emotional that I was completely numb and dead inside.”
Josh Hutcherson simply relayed, “it felt really weird,” while Liam Hemsworth divulged, “I was drunk.” Reportedly, his drunken state was completely verified as Hutcherson admitted that he and Hemsworth did some celebrating the evening before the final day with a bottle of scotch. Filming had wrapped before the celebration ensued; however, the cast was obligated to return to set for one last day while Woody Harrelson and JLaw filmed their final scene.
The cast then admited that things really got weirdly dramatic after that final scene. Hutcherson expanded on the weirdness experienced.
“Then they called wrap…and we kind of sat there on the steps in this room and we just held each other…”
Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence caught a snap of evidence on camera of this very embrace right after film wrap was called.
“You can’t see their faces, but you just see them all hugging.”
EW shares that Jennifer Lawrence confirms the dramatic turn the final day took is completely factual and shares that it made things a bit awkward when the cast reunited a week later for a wrap party.
“And then a week later we were all together and we thought, ‘Was it weird that we got so dramatic?'”
Time has passed since that time when Lawrence portrayed the fierce and determined character from the The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen. She has gone on to spread her wings as an array of complex and entertaining characters. She now has an Oscar on her shelf, and is already considered a contender for the next Academy Awards thanks to her performance in Joy. JLaw’s list of accomplishments hardly stop with her incredible onscreen performances. The star has become an inspiration to young women, and recently, she has shared her political views, mainly on the subject of controversial candidate Donald Trump.
Up until recently, many Hollywood stars were simply laughing off Trump’s arrogant and often offensive approach to campaigning for the United States presidency. However, as The Daily Beast notes, stars now seem to be waking from their “slumber” to seriously voice their opinion on Trump’s platform and controversial campaign. One of those celebs is Jennifer Lawrence.
JLaw spoke openly with Entertainment Weekly in regard to Trump.
“If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world. I genuinely believe that reality television has reached the ultimate place where now even things like this might just be for entertainment. It’s either that or it’s Hillary’s brilliant idea. I was watching him on the campaign trail and one guy said, ‘I love Donald Trump because he’s saying everything I’m thinking and I just can’t say it because of the PC factor.’ And I’m thinking, ‘You are absolutely right. That’s who I want representing my country, somebody politically incorrect. That will just be perfect.'”
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