It still feels like yesterday that we lost one of the most talented actors to have graced the silver screen.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death left us all wondering what would happen to the few but remaining Hunger Games scenes he had to do for his involvement in Mockingjay, parts 1 and 2.
In a recent interview, the director of Catching Fire and the upcoming Mockingjay films, Francis Lawrence, opened up about how they decided to handle the late star's absence from certain scenes:
"He was scheduled for 50 days or so, and he had shot about 42 or 43 of those days. He had about eight days left, but the meat of his performance was already finished…There were a couple of scenes that were pretty substantial which we ended up giving to other actors to take over, and obviously, although no-one is a replacement for Phil, the story still works."
Wow, this seems like a sad but an unfortunately necessary measure.
We wish we had the full Plutarch Heavensbee performance and so many more years with PSH.
We miss you, Philip!
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