Jennifer Lawrence opened up about her kissing scenes with “The Hunger Games” costar Liam Hemsworth and admitted that she ate food with strong stenches beforehand, but didn’t purposely do it to troll him.
“It was not intentional,” Lawrence said on the latest episode of “Hot Ones,” released on Thursday. “It was just, like, what I was eating, and then we’d kiss. He should just, you know, get over it.”
Lawrence and Hemsworth starred as Katniss Everdeen and Gale Hawthorne, respectively, in “The Hunger Games” films based on Suzanne Collins’ popular dystopian book series.
Four movies were released between 2012 and 2015
One of the central aspects of the franchise, outside of Katniss being the face of the rebellion, was the love triangle involving Katniss, Gale, and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).
Hemsworth famously opened up about the reality of filming kissing scenes with Lawrence while promoting “Mockingjay — Part 1” during an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in November 2014.
“Any time I had to kiss Jennifer was pretty uncomfortable, really awkward,” Hemsworth said. “When you look at it on the outside it looks like a great picture. 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 disgusting.”
“And right before the scene, she’d be like, ‘Yeah, I didn’t brush my teeth. I had tuna, I had garlic, and I didn’t brush my teeth,'” he added. “I’d be like, ‘Great, I can’t wait to get in there and taste it.'”