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The Hunger Games movies are very serious. They take place in a dark, dystopian world where young people are forced to kill one another. The press tours for The Hunger Games movies have not been serious one bit. Why? Because three of Hollywood's biggest goofballs star in the franchise, and these beautiful dorks also happen to be good friends.
So, while it's sad to think that November 20 brings the final installment of Katniss' saga, what's really bumming us out is the idea of never again bearing witness to Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth being publicly silly together. They turn routine junket interviews into hilarity. They are almost always relaxed and candid, and sometimes a little gross. Considering how woefully insipid most press junkets are, that is a towering achievement.
Surely, these real-life friends will get together socially in the future, but their hang sessions will no longer be broadcast for our enjoyment. In honor of the release of Mockingjay - Part 2, let us reminisce about the 15 times Jen, Josh, and Liam were the funniest.
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When they cared about each other's health... (2012)
Lawrence asked Hutcherson about his rash on a red carpet while he was doing an interview with E!. How sweet/gross.
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When they fought back in an adorable way... (2012)
During the press tour for the first movie, Lawrence and Hutcherson kept trotting out this anecdote about how she gave him a concussion and he retaliated by putting a dummy in her bathroom, which scared her so much she peed her pants. Clearly, these guys love this story since it got rehashed just this year.
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When they brought out each other's competitive sides... (2013)
"This is, like, the first thing I've ever won in my life," actual Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence said after playing the "Newlyfriend" game with Hutcherson on Fandango. But she has a right to gloat: She does know Hutcherson very well.
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When they covered for one another... (2013)
Remember that time Lawrence spilled her mints everywhere and made the perfect face during a press conference in Madrid? Well, Hutcherson and Hemsworth were there to help her clean up.
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