It seems there has been at least one minor injury on the ‘Catching Fire‘ set. Our Gale, Liam Hemsworth, told USA Today that while filming last week he twisted his knee pretty badly, but fought through it!
He also divulged a bit more about his character Gale in Catching Fire, and what he needed to do to prepare.
“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.”
We’re glad his injury wasn’t too bad!
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