‘The Hunger Games’: This ‘Mockingjay’ Scene Was ‘Truly Miserable’ To Shoot; ‘Poor Liam…’

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Hunger Games cast and directorLiam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, and Josh Hutcherson

Between The Hunger Games and its three sequels: Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1, and Mockingjay – Part 2, there’s no scarcity of motion. The forged needed to bear severe coaching for every movie to make sure that that they had the stamina to do the stunts that the movies required. Such coaching included working, climbing, fight, and extra. But regardless of all of the coaching The Hunger Games forged obtained, there was one specific scene that was particularly troublesome for them to movie, and so they weren’t the one ones who struggled.

The Hunger Games cast and directorLiam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, and Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, and Josh Hutcherson | John Rasimus / Barcroft Media / Barcroft Media through Getty Images

One of essentially the most memorable scenes inside The Hunger Games franchise is available in Mockingjay – Part 2, when Katniss and her battle unit go underground with a view to keep away from seize and the lethal pods of The Capitol. As if touring underground wasn’t troublesome sufficient, there’s a selected combat sequence that takes place in water. Though the sequence is gorgeous on digital camera, it was extraordinarily difficult for each the forged and the crew to movie.

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In an interview with Collider, Francis Lawrence (who directed the final three films in The Hunger Games sequence) received candid about simply how difficult the sewer scene was to movie. “It was absolutely the most miserable three weeks,” the director shared. “It was truly miserable. It was a fun sequence to make, in a sense, and to put together and see how it came together. But, you had to duck in the tunnels. We all had to wear hard hats and the water was heated.”

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Jennifer Lawrence (who performed Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games films) echoed the director’s sentiments. She even shared that Liam Hemsworth (who performed Gale Hawthorne and stands at 6’3) spent weeks continuously squatting due to his tall stature. “Poor Liam couldn’t stand up straight for three weeks,” Jennifer Lawrence revealed.

The forged and crew spent weeks filming in water

The actor continued on to share that extra particulars that made the sewer scene a doozy. “We’re all just complaining, but we’re very lucky,” The Hunger Games star acknowledged. “When we had the fight sequence in the sewer, all of our gear and our costumes were completely water-logged, so it was an extra 20 pounds. I don’t know math, but it felt like an extra 2,000 pounds. It was hard. It was rough. But, Francis is so organized.”

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Organization actually helped the director keep on process, however Francis Lawrence confessed that it was difficult to cope with the dour temper that the troublesome situations have been inflicting. “It’s interesting ‘cause something they don’t really teach you in film school,” the director shared about filming that specific sequence within the last Hunger Games movie.

Francis Lawrence, director of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’, says morale was very low whereas filming the sewer sequence

“When you get to a certain point and you’re seven months into an 11-month shoot and you hit a sequence like this, where the mood and morale of the cast and crew is at rock bottom, what it’s like, psychologically, to push through that to get what you need. It was on time and on schedule, but it was truly miserable. But, I’m truly happy with the result,” Francis Lawrence added. The director isn’t the one one who’s proud of the result. Fans of The Hunger Games have been notably enthralled with the sewer scene so we’d say the dedication of the forged and crew was properly value it in the long run.

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