October 18, 2012

INTERVIEW: Liam Hemsworth talks about stunts and getting injured on 'Catching Fire' set

In a new interview with USA Today, Liam Hemsworth talks about stunts and action in The Hunger Games. He also reveals that he was recently injured on the set of Catching Fire while doing his stunts.

Liam Hemsworth is getting into the action on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And sometimes that hurts. 
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.”
Hemsworth has been going full throttle since last year’s Hunger Games, moving from project to project. In fact, Hemsworth was in the process of completing his latest film, the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia, when he had to leave for Hunger Games. And he has to go back to Paranoia (featured in a USA TODAY sneak peek) once he’s finished in Georgia.
You can read the entire interview HERE


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