Sometimes, actors go to great lengths to infuse their working experience with a sense of fun and ease, and Jennifer Lawrence was no exception when she was shooting. Her journey on set was marked by a series of unique and memorable moments, some of which left lasting impressions on both cast and crew. One unforgettable incident involved her co-star, Liam Hemsworth, who played Gale Hawthorne in the film series.
The two stars, Lawrence and Hemsworth, portrayed the complex relationship between Katniss Everdeen and Gale Hawthorne, and their on-screen chemistry was palpable. One particularly memorable moment occurred during an on-set kissing scene between Lawrence and Hemsworth. In an effort to lighten the atmosphere and perhaps create a more genuine, unscripted moment, Jennifer Lawrence decided to take an unconventional approach.
Jennifer Lawrence’s appearance on the widely watched YouTube series , hosted by the charismatic Sean Evans, provided fans with a rare and candid insight into her sense of humor and her unapologetically playful approach to her on-screen relationships. The host addresses the now-infamous garlic-and-tuna-fueled kiss she shared with her co-star Liam Hemsworth during the filming of .
Rather than shying away from the peculiar tale, Jennifer Lawrence embraced it with a hearty laugh, demonstrating her ability to find amusement in even the most unconventional situations. Instead of feeling the need to deny the claim or downplay the incident, she acknowledged it proudly. Lawrence told on,
“It was just, like, what I was eating, and then we’d kiss! He should just, you know, get over it.”
Jennifer Lawrence remained steadfast in her stance, making it abundantly clear that there was absolutely no intention on her part to indulge in smelly foods like garlic and tuna before kissing her co-star, Liam Hemsworth. To her, the incident was purely coincidental, and the humorous twist that it added to their on-screen chemistry was nothing more than an unforeseen consequence.
Nearly a decade after the release of , is finally shedding light on a particularly unconventional and somewhat infamous on-set incident involving her co-star, . This incident centered around a garlic-and-tuna-fueled kiss, has remained a subject of curiosity and amusement among fans of the franchise.
Liam Hemsworth, who played Gale Hawthorne in the film series, had previously shared his humorous take on their on-screen kisses, describing them as memorable but not for the reasons one might expect. It’s safe to say that the flavors of garlic and tuna weren’t typically associated with romantic kisses. Hemsworth’s candid revelation left fans intrigued, and they eagerly awaited Jennifer Lawrence’s side of the story. Hemsworth told on ,
“Anytime I had to kiss Jennifer, it was pretty uncomfortable. She’s one of my best friends, I love her. But, if we had a kissing scene, she would make a point of eating garlic or tuna fish or something that was so disgusting. Right before the scene, she’d be like, ‘Yeah, I had tuna’ or ‘I had garlic, and I didn’t brush my teeth.’ And I’d be like, ‘Fantastic, I can’t wait to get in there and taste it!’”
However, despite the occasional mishaps and unconventional moments like the garlic-infused kiss, Lawrence emphasized that their time working together on the four movies was far from unpleasant. In fact, the trio of leads, consisting of Lawrence, Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, formed a close-knit bond over the years.
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