First Look: Jennifer Lawrence & Liam Hemsworth Surface On The Set Of ‘The Hunger Games’


On Monday we got to see the first photos of the North Carolina set of The Hunger Games, which went into filming production this week, and today we get our FIRST LOOK at actors Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Willow Shields on the set of The Hunger Games. As you should be well aware by now, Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen, Hemsworth will play Gale Hawthorne and Shields will play Primrose Everdeen. Additionally, a couple photos of the female and male extras on set suggest that The Reaping scene was filmed yesterday. Click below to see all of these AMAZING new on set photos.

OMG … this is our first look at Katniss, Gale and Prim as they will look in District 12. While reading the books, I imagined these characters to be much skinner and malnourished … Gale, especially, looks really beefy/healthy in this photo. Homie needs to be much skinnier, IMHO. But OMG … how amazing do these on set photos look? The woman in the fourth photo is cited to be author Suzanne Collins … which means if it’s her then she will be playing a cameo role in the film as a District 12 citizen. Squeeeeee!!

Here are a couple photos of the bunches of female and male extras who, apparently, filmed The Reaping scene yesterday:

The Reaping happens early in the story … it’s a lottery of sorts where the children of all of the districts are culled together in the city square and two tributes — a boy and a girl — are randomly selected to compete to the death in The Hunger Games. There’s a bit more to The Reaping scene but it should be read in the books or seen in the film ;) These photos are so great … anything from the Games set, actually, gets me all excited all over again. Click below to see all of these photos a big larger. What do YOU think of this first look of the actors on the set of The Hunger Games? Are you dying?

[Photo credit: INFdaily; Source]

  • Dianna

    and dirtier

    • Claire

      I think the only reason they are all so clean is because it is the reaping day and they all are supposed to look nice to represent their district and what not. I’m sure they will look dirtier in the other scenes.

    • Dianna

      I suppose I meant more worn. They’re all poor and those clothes look brand new. Even their best outfits I imagined not to be that great. Definitely looking forward to see their every day looks

    • Mandy

      I agree. I expected it to not be…very colorful. I see lots of green grass here and I expected the “lived-in” parts of District 12 to be bare with lots of dirt and dust from the coal mines. It looks surprisingly clean and colorful.

    • @Mandy — Let’s remember, these are behind the scenes set photos. I’m certain the on-camera parts of the set will be more desolate.

  • Claire

    I’m am FREAKING out! Thanks for posting the pictures of Suzanne and Willow/Prim! I haven’t seen those! I hope Suzanne has a cameo, I LOVE that idea! This is all so exciting, I can barely stand it. Now if only a picture of Josh as Peeta would surface… PLEASE! :)

  • Ashley

    I’m not a big fan of authors cameoing on their movies. It usually just ends up being awkward. Twilight anyone?

    • @Ashley — I, on the contrary, am a big fan of author cameos. Stephen King has been making great cameos in film adaptations of his books for years. Comic book creator Stan Lee has been doing the same. Just because Stephenie Meyer’s cameo sucked doesn’t mean all cameos suck.

    • Sequoia

      It really depends I think. As long as it isn’t distracting from the characters, I think it’s fine.

    • Jenn

      I love twilight

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  • krissy

    The colors of the costumes are what I imagined, there’s a Depression-era feel to them. They might be getting dirtier before they film…we might be seeing them after wardrobe before hair and make-up. I do agree though that for the Reaping they will be clearer than on average. Susan looks like she is from the Capital.

  • beth

    I agree they all look waaaay healthier and well-nourished than how they were presented in the novel. I’m a little disappointed that it looks like they won’t be portraying that aspect of life in district 12, but I ain’t hatin’

    • Vicky

      With editing technology these days I would not be surprised if the final product looks very different.

  • Zanne

    Regarding Gale and Katniss and Prim looking too healthy and well fed, the book made it clear that they were some of the better fed kids b/c of Gale and Katniss’ hunting and gathering supplementing the food they could buy. Plus, Katniss and Gale always added their names extra times to the reaping lottery to get extra food.

    • @Zanne — Yes, but Gale looks downright BEEFY in these photos. Better fed than everyone else, yes, but I wouldn’t say they were well-fed. Honestly, it doesn’t matter … I’m sure it’ll all look fantastic when the film is finished :D

    • Joan

      Yes, I always pictured Gale as having a “Career” body type, bigger and muscular (I believe “muscular” was mentioned in the books, not sure) … funny enough, the kids that were cast for the Career Districts don’t look half as muscular as Liam. Eh…

  • Dominique

    Trent, did they ever announce who’s playing Katniss and Prim’s mother?


    I hope it’s different from these photos because I pictured something totally different and not so organized.

  • Gabbie

    Mrs. Collins has already said she won’t be comeo-ing.

    • Jenna

      Gabbie has it right. And that woman isn’t even Suzanne Collins.

  • MaddieJ

    I can hardly contain my excitement! Can’t wait to see what they do with the actor playing Peeta’s hair!
    The girls actually look pretty close to what I imagined while reading but I agree that Gale definitely looks beefier… As well as older! I guess I pictured tall and lanky. Either way though just crossing my fingers that this movie isn’t a disaster, although with the amazing story that it is im sure that’s impossible :)

    • Abby

      I have to say that I also thought Gale would be tall and lanky. I don’t really like who they picked to play Gale but whatev. BTW to those people who said that twighlight wasn’t good, you are either blind or crazy! I loved the books and the movies!

  • Rissa Panda

    To me personally, I didn’t picture the reaping with people in straight lines. I saw it as more of a half-circle around a wooden stage.

    • Precious

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Marcus_em

      umm wierd me 2! exactly like that ! i cant wait to see Effie in her pink wig!

  • Sequoia

    Suzanne Collins will not be playing a cameo role. She opted out to keep the focus on the characters. This was announced about a month ago.

  • Claire

    I would be willing to pay money that this is not what the actual reaping will look like. I’m pretty sure the extras are just lined up to be ready for when they actually film. These are all behind the scenes pictures. I highly doubt the film will look anything like this. There are movie trailers all over in these pictures.

  • Dana

    Prim looks so pretty, very pretty, really pretty. and surprisingly Jennifer looks so young.

  • Jenn

    I read the book, it’s pretty good, i cant wait for the movie to come out!!!!!!

  • emma

    that is not the set that is just holding are for the extras I was an extra in the movie and trust me there is no grass on set

    • emma

      i meant set holding for the extras