9. To prepare for this physically demanding role, Lawrence underwent various training methods.
“It’s a lot of training but the training is really a lot of fun,” she told MTV News. “I’ve been doing archery for about six weeks, climbing, tree climbing, fighting, running and jumping. But also yoga and things like that, to stay like a cat. “
10. Lawrence had an accident on the last day of his six-week training program, hitting a wall during an exercise that almost delayed production.
“I ran over it and my foot didn’t go up, so I grabbed the wall with my stomach,” Lawrence revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. “My coach thought I had a burst spleen. I had to have a scan and go into a tube where they put this inflamed fluid into your body.” Fortunately, nothing was broken and a bruised Lawrence was able to continue.
11. Hutcherson also trained extensively before filming, telling Collider in 2012, “I had never really done that for a movie. I put on about 15 pounds of muscle, so it was a lot of chicken and very high protein content, low carbohydrate diet.”
12. As for Hemsworth, he revealed his older brother, ThorIt is Chris Hemsworthoffered him some surprising advice on preparing for the film.
“My brother texted me before shooting and told me to lose weight,” Hemsworth revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. “He said, ‘It’s called The Hunger Games, not The Eating Games!'”