Liam Hemsworth admits he did not have to go through nearly as much training as his co-star Jennifer Lawrence did to prepare for her role as Katniss, but he did have to slim down to look his Hunger Games part.
While attending a New York City screening the of the film, which hits theaters on Friday, the actor told sources:
"There weren't too many stunts or fighting in this one for my character, but my character lives in District 12, which is the poorest district, and I had to lose quite a bit of weight for it."
Once on set in Kentucky, however, Liam and his co-star Josh Hutcherson were able to splurge a little bit. Being from the state himself, Josh introduced Liam to one of his favorite fast food joints — White Castle!
It turns out that greasy burgers and fries aren't the best thing to eat before playing a game of basketball (who knew?), as Liam explained:
"When we were shooting the film, actually, me and Josh went to Kentucky. He's from Kentucky. And we had a few days off from shooting and we decided to get White Castle which I'd never had before, and then we played basketball after eating the White Castle and we threw up a little bit so yeah, that was interesting."
Sounds more disgusting than interesting, but boys will be boys! Ha!
Glad you got to eat some
quality new food while spending time in Kentucky, Liam!
[Image via WENN.]
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