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Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games hit Cannes

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 01:37

May 19 - Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and her 'Hunger Games' co-stars unite at the Cannes Film Festival. Joel Flynn reports.

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It won't be out until November, but excitement for the next instalment of the Hunger Games franchise is already building. Stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Donald Sutherland hit Cannes film festival on Saturday May 17 promoting "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1". Lead actors Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson revealed what working on the series is like: SOUNDBITE: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, saying (English): "I go about everything the same way. I read my lines in the morning and hope I remember them but with Katniss it's the same character but she's constantly evolving and changing and growing so you're growing and changing with her." SOUNDBITE: Actor Josh Hutcherson, saying (English): "We just laugh all day. It's crazy how we finish the movies. I don't understand. It's just noise, craziness, laughing, laughing, and then 'action' and then even a few seconds after that we're still laughing and then 'oh crap we've got to go' and then you turn it on and get into the scene." The film marks one of the last movies with late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died during production in February this year. Director Francis Lawrence said it was a difficult moment for those who knew him, as well as having to rework the film. SOUNDBITE: Director Francis Lawrence, saying (English): "There were a couple of scenes that were pretty substantial which we ended up giving to other actors to take over and obviously although no-one is a replacement for Phil, the story still works." Meanwhile, media darling Lawrence said she was unconcerned about the prospect of negative press... sort of. SOUNDBITE: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, saying (English): "Well I don't really pay attention to it and it doesn't really matter. I mean, it does. Oh my god, if I start getting bad press, that would suck so I guess it does matter. I don't know. I don't want to pay attention to it or read it. I just need to keep doing my thing." "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" hits global cinemas in November.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games hit Cannes

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 01:37