Seventeen magazine revealed some secrets straight from the cast about what happened around set during the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
“When I watched the playback of the kiss between Jennifer and me, there was this slobber string and it was so gross! In the moment, I didn’t realize what was going on.” —Josh Hutcherson, Peeta
“We had this funny game we used to play on set. I don’t even know how it started! Basically, somebody would make the ‘OK’ sign with their hand and would hold it down real low, and if somebody saw it, they stuck their finger in it. It sounds ridiculous, but it went on the entire shoot! —Lenny Kravitz, Cinna
“Lenny Kravitz was the biggest gentleman on set. He always helped the ladies, like by pulling out the chair for them. If we were both walking, he would always stop and let me go before him—little things like that.” —Willow Shields, Primrose
“I don’t have a good luck charm I bring on set, but I did bring my speaker set! I brought my portable wireless speaker set because I have to have music everywhere.” —Josh Hutcherson, Peeta
“We did a lot of martial arts training. There’s a lot of choreography where I’m spinning around and whipping these [knives] and rolling around. It was taxing, but it was a lot of fun!” —Alan Ritchson, Gloss
“I kept one thing from the set. There’s a leather jacket that Cinna wore in some scenes, and I had to have it. I made sure that it went with me.” —Lenny Kravitz, Cinna
“It took 20 minutes [to do my face makeup] on days where I had a bad breakout—which happened a lot on set! Covering up my tattoos adds another hour and a half. —Josh Hutcherson, Peeta
“We had a lot of down time on set, so the Tributes and I would all hang out together and watch movies. Alan Ritchson [who plays Gloss] and I shared a trailer, so people migrated toward us. Our trailer always had someone in it!” —Stephanie Leigh Schuland, Cashmere
“Jen liked to make fun of me—in a good way! She would always talk to me about everything going on in my life, like school. Same with Josh and Liam. They’re like my siblings, except we don’t fight!” —Willow Shields, Primrose
“The Cornucopia scene took us weeks and weeks to shoot. It’s kind of funny because what could be just five seconds on-screen in the movie probably took us a week and a half to film. For me, it’s a month of memories, but some of the segments are going to go by so fast!” —Alan Ritchson, Gloss
I always love hearing about the camaraderie on set!