As part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Global Fan Day, the movie’s three leads — Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth — and its director, Francis Lawrence, answered fan questions in a Google Hangout.
Here are some of the most interesting and hilarious revelations from the no-holds-barred chat:
Jennifer’s favorite scene in one in which Peeta is knocked unconscious and Katniss and Finnick (Sam Claflin) both try to resuscitate him. “Sam gives him mouth-to-mouth,” she says. “I just kiss him.”
Josh was surprised by how emotional the film is, even in the scenes he thought would be all action.
If she were a tribute trying to impress sponsors, Jen says she could do an infinite number of cartwheels. “And I think I’d probably get a zero”
Jen and Francis say that Josh is an absurdly-good dancer.
Josh’s weirdest fan interaction just happened yesterday, November 5, as he ate a cheeseburger in a restaurant. He says that a man approached him and said, “Hey, I don’t like any of your movies.”
Who’s the better kisser in Jen’s opinion: Josh or Liam? “You know I could never do that!” she replies. “They’re both really good kissers. How ’bout we have them kiss each other and then decide?”
Jen is the only one of the three leads who has not been Punk’d. “I wanna get punk’d!” she exclaims.
Whose voice would the jabberjays emulate if the actors were in the arena? “Ryan Seacrest,” Jennifer jokes. “Susan Sarandon!” Josh responds. “Sigourney Weaver!” Jen fires back.
It was the new actors who pranked the returning ones, as Jennifer reveals: “Jeffrey Wright [Beetee] handed me a Tiffany’s box, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, Jeffrey!’ Inside was a million crickets … I did try to rack my brain about what could get Jeffrey upset, and it’s like, nothing.”
Did Jen’s Oscar win affect how her cast and crew treated her on set? “If anything it just made me a target. Now, whenever I flub my line, Woody [Harrelson] is like, ‘Well, you better give that Oscar back.'”
While goofing around one night, Jen gave Josh a concussion with what Josh described as “a textbook roundhouse kick.”
But he wasn’t the only one to be injured on set. Jen’s eardrum was punctured by a water jet. “I went deaf in one ear for two-and-a-half weeks.”