The Hunger Games has become one of the biggest movies of all time, has broken many records and could yet break further records to come. However, the cast of The Hunger Games have admitted that the roles that they played did not come without their challenges.
Liam Hemsworth explained, “My character lives in district twelve and is living in a depression and is not eating a lot, so I lost quite a bit of weight for the role. I find it much easier to gain weight than lose it. It was tough not eating.”
While Liam was losing weight, The Hunger Games co star Josh Hutcherson was gaining weight, which also has its downsides. Josh added, “It took about four weeks but it was a lot of eating, that was the hardest part. Eating so much protein, eating things I don’t like and not eating Poptarts and cereal that I love.”
Then there was Jennifer Lawrence, who claims that she refused to diet for the role, as she does not believe that it sets a good example to young girls. She stated, “I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look.” She added that she is “so sick” seeing young girls diet and hopes she can be a good role model for them.
The Hunger Games has continued to dominate at the box office, holding on to the number one spot for the third week running.