Finally! The wait is over as the Hunger Games Mockinjay -Part Two is set to release in India on Friday, 20th November. With all the excitement bottled up StyleCracker brings you five things you didn’t know about Hunger Games Movies.
J-Law was not the only choice for the role of Katniss.
Did you know that Emma Roberts, Hailee Steinfeld and Chloë Grace Moretz also auditioned for the role of Katniss Everdeen? – though now we can’t picture anyone in the role apart from our very own J-law.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games hair cost $30,000
In the Hunger Games books, Katniss has dark auburn hair, and the look was recreated for the films. Lawrence, who is naturally blonde, was worried about the damage that repeatedly colouring her hair might do to it, and refused to let stylists experiment on her locks in their search for the perfect shade. Instead, they rented five $6,000 lace wigs in different mahogany hues to determine the final colour.
Jena Malone accidentally surprised a stranger whilst filming the nude elevator scene in Catching Fire
The scene in question, during which Malone’s character Johanna Mason strips in a lift in font of Peeta and Katniss, was filmed in a 49 floor Atlanta hotel. Unfortunately for Malone, the hotel was in use at the time of filming. During one take, the lift doors unexpectedly opened, to reveal a very surprised man, clutching a tray of coffees.
The Hunger Games did Lawrence a lot of good.
The Hunger Games helped Jennifer Lawrence’s swift rise to fame, but she only earned $500,000 for the first movie. By the time the sequel was in production, she earned twenty times that amount, earning $10 million for Catching Fire and $15 million for both Mockingjay films.
Cussing comes with a heavy price to pay
During the first Hunger Games film, director Gary Ross kept a swear jar on set, because much of the filming involved younger actors. Ross has said on multiple occasions that more than half of the money contributed to the jar came from actress Jennifer Lawrence, who was known for her foul mouth.