7 Awesome 'Hunger Games' Reveals by Castmembers (VIDEO)

You've got to hand it to the Hunger Games marketing machine: they definitely know how to keep fans excited in these last few months before the film hits theaters. Between the cast appearing at the People's Choice Awards last night and MTV embarking on a full-throttle teaser campaign featuring interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, anticipation for that March 23rd release date has definitely kicked into high gear.

If you haven't had time to sift through every juicy little detail the cast has revealed in the last few days, never fear! Your friendly neighborhood entertainment blogger has compiled a tasty list of 7 intriguing Hunger Games tidbits for your reading pleasure:


Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth = Hot Bromance. According to Access Hollywood, Josh Hutcherson said that he and Liam Hemsworth got along so well, there's a "strong possibility" they'll be roommates in the future. Aw, snugglebunnies.

Hutcherson & Jennifer Lawrence = Maybe Not So Hot?
I might be reading too much into this quote, but when asked about what it was like to kiss Katniss, Hutcherson said, "Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful, so I'm not going to complain. It was good." Hmmmm. Out of the various adjectives I'd love a man to use when describing how it feels to kiss me, I think "good" ranks somewhere in the neighborhood of "It was just okay for me, dawg."

The Tracker Jacker Scene Should Be Kickass.
Hutcherson was dutifully plugging the film at the People’s Choice Awards when he said, “I can’t wait for fans to see the tracker jacker scene. The makeup is incredible. The scene is insane." Of course, he also referred to the movie's soundtrack as "insane," so we may have different definitions on what insanity is, but whatever: INSANE TRACKER JACKER SCENE.

There Were Some Serious On-Set Pranking Shenanigans.
Apparently Hutcherson took a full life-sized dummy (of one of the tributes that had gotten killed by a Tracker Jacker), which was all gory and swollen and repulsive-looking, and he crammed it in Lawrence's trailer bathroom—propped on the toilet and holding some toilet paper, just to complete the mental picture for you. According to Lawrence, she opened her door and started screaming while her friend tried to calm her down by shouting "It's fake! It's fake! It's fake!" According to Hutcherson, Lawrence was so badly scared she peed her pants.

The Arena Was Filmed in North Carolina.
Hutcherson said that the arena scenery is basically a giant awesome-looking forest, and it was shot it in the mountains of North Carolina, just outside of Asheville.

Liam Hemsworth's Favorite Character Is …
He says his favorite character in the book is Haymitch, and that "Woody Harrelson's the perfect person to play him."

The Hardest Scene for Hutcherson Was…
The cave scene, where Katniss and Peeta are in the cave after [redacted for possible spoilers]. "It was tough to shoot, also my favorite scene to shoot because we didn't have a lot of time. We had a lot of scene to get through and a lot of character arc to get through, so for me that was really fun but also a really big challenge."

MTV has released the first of three interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth
, which includes questions submitted from fans via Twitter. You can see all three of the videos here:

What do you think about the latest buzz around The Hunger Games? Are you getting excited to see it?

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