It's always lovely to see the cast of The Hunger Games out of costume and not fighting for their lives in the arena or an uprising of some sort. Some of the gang got together in New York City on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the opening of a special exhibit devoted to the fantasy franchise. "The Hunger Games: The Exhibition" opens at the Discovery Museum in Times Square on July 1. Some of Panem's most important — and most rebellious — citizens journeyed to NYC to kick off its debut.
Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), and Willow Shields (Prim Everdeen) all met up in Times Square to check out the exhibit before it opens to the public in July. The reunion was also a chance for us to see them together before they rendezvous for one last round of press when Mockingjay, Part 2 — the final installment in the four-part film series — hits theaters in November.
Everyone knows that Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson press junkets are the best press junkets as far as sound bites go. We can only hope they're contractually required to get together for reunion panels every five or 10 years. If we could just get them pre-scheduled for a Gilmore Girls-at-ATX-style meetup in 2020, that would be grand. In the meantime, please enjoy these gleeful photos of the cast from Monday's get-together in NYC.