”These are kids growing up in war who physically, emotionally can’t love somebody,” says Jennifer Lawrence about the uncomfortable triangle between District 12’s battle-weary Katniss, Peeta, and her childhood friend Gale that began in The Hunger Games. ”Katniss thinks she can’t have a crush on a boy because she’s worried about survival every single day. And she can’t be a normal 16-year-old meeting her friend out in the woods and practicing kissing because that’s not the world that they live in.” - ”Jen and Liam have amazing chemistry,” says director Francis Lawrence of his young stars. ”They have a nice moment right before Katniss is reaped that is the very first thing we shot. And then when Gale has been brought in from the whipping, that’s another really nice moment they have alone.” ”This the book where you have to understand the pull Katniss feels to both Peeta and Gale,” say producer Nina Jacobson.”
Slowly I raise my eyes and take in the water spreading out in every direction. I can only form one clear thought. This is no place for a girl on fire.
“Prim!” I cry out. “Prim!” Only another agonized scream answers me. How did she get here? Why is she part of the Games? (..) Her next wail rings out, clear as a bell, and there’s no mistaking the source. It’s coming from the mouth of a small, crested black bird perched on a branch about ten feet over my head. And then I understand. It’s a jabberjay.
“Is Jen being a little more professional this time or is she still…?”
Fire beats roses again
Let the 75th annual Hunger Games begin.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Sam Claflin filming for Catching Fire, 11/27/12.
Is Jennifer being a little bit more professional this time?
Every revolution begins with a spark.
“President Snow says he’s sending us a message? Well, I have one for him. You can torture us and bomb us and burn our districts to the ground, but do you see that? […] Fire is catching!” I am shouting now, determined that he will not miss a word. “And if we burn, you burn with us!”