Liam Hemsworth Talks Action and Set Injury in “Catching Fire”
In an article with USA Today, Liam Hemsworth talks about his “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” character, Gale, and how his increased screentime and action stunts led to a slight injury onset this time around.
During a stunt last week on the Atlanta set, Hemsworth reports that he took a spill, but gutted through it.
“I twisted my knee,” Hemsworth says. “I try to just fight through it. There’s so many people standing around waiting for you to do your thing. You feel sort of obligated not to let everyone down.”
In fact, Hemsworth reports that his character, Gale, sidelined from the action in the first Hunger Games, really gets into the swing of things in Catching Fire.
“There’s a bunch of action in this one,” he vows. “All of the characters have much more action than they did in the first one.”
The crew have been shooting in locations around Atlanta since September. While Josh Hutcherson vowed an even buffer Peeta in the new film, Hemsworth says his studly Gale is about the same as the original film. He did take some time before shooting started to “lose some weight” to get the proper look.
“It’s The Hunger Games,” he says. “My character needs to look hungry. A little bit.”
What kind of action do you think Gale will have in “Catching Fire”? I think we’re all looking forward to the whipping scene (in a good way– not because we want to actually see that happen to Gale, but because it’s such an emotional part of the book) but do you think they’re filming the escape from D12? Or was his injury from light stunt work in the woods or an entirely new scene written just for the movie?
Source: USA Today