April Fools! This was our 2014 gag – don’t worry, Mockingjay production is still up and running.
Mockingjay is has been filming in Altanta, Georgia for the past few months, and we just got word that there has been an accident on set. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen, was walking up a set of stairs during a scene when a rather overzealous extra collided with her. While said extra explained he only lightly brushed against her, this resulted in her taking a rather nasty tumble down a set of stairs. She landed up spraining her wrist, and getting an ugly gash on her face. Don’t fret, though! Besides her minor injuries, the star is fine. Jennifer said in a statement:
JENNIFER: “I can’t believe I did this to myself! It looks much worse than it is, though, so don’t be too worried. I guess the only solution to my clumsiness is to just avoid walking up stairs? They seem to be my weakness. I only have a scrape on my cheek and a sprained wrist, it’s okay. I just need a bit of time so my scrape will be easy to cover up!”
Due to the fact that Jennifer is in almost every scene in both Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2, the studio has decided to shut down production indefinitely. Shooting will resume once Jennifer is back in working order, but her on-set medic says, “We are unsure how long it will take for her facial scrape to heal.” The studio is contemplating moving the release date a few months to compensate for the delay in shooting. They want to wait until the swelling in her face has died down, so they don’t have to rely on makeup to cover her facial injury, which would probably be noticeable.
A quote from star Josh Hutcherson, reads, “I am confused how it happened, honestly! The extra just brushed against her, but she totally lost her footing. She’s just clumsy, I guess. Jen and I are laughing about it, but we’re looking forward to continuing the shoot. I told her she should just tell the production team that she can’t walk up stairs! It’s just asking for trouble!” Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale in the films, agrees. “She just can’t walk up stairs, it’s kind of strange,” he added. The Silver Linings and American Hustle star has been known to trip at various awards ceremonies.