Fans of The Hunger Games books have been waiting anxiously — and now the movie's here! But what happened behind the scenes with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson? OK! got the scoop on where the cast went, who they're dating and what really happened on set!
During the three-month shoot in North Carolina, the cast members weathered grueling workouts and 14-hour days on the set. "It's a very physical film," a production insider tells OK! exclusively. "But the cast was hard-working and wanted to do justice to the characters."
They even survived stifling heat, humidity — and bugs! "It was like some weird summer camp," said Jennifer, who plays Katniss, and who got to play hero in real life when someone stepped on a hornets' nest on the set. "I got stung four times in the face, [but] Jennifer came to the rescue," says Amandla Stenberg, who plays Rue. "She picked me up and ran to the car!"
However, the hardships were totally worth it.
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