After yesterday's sneak peek at the "Catching Fire" cast frolicking in the Hawaiian surf, we know that shooting on the arena action of "The Hunger Games" sequel has officially begun. But when we chatted with Josh Hutcherson in our studios recently, they hadn't yet gotten down to filming the bloody business of the Quarter Quell.
"I'm excited about the arena stuff," he enthused. But with the most action-packed parts of the production still some way off, Josh's favorite scenes so far were the ones that took place back in District 12.
"The reaping stuff was really great," he said. "Really powerful, really well-written... and the extras were awesome, every extra was, like, a really, really talented actor."
Needless to say, we're super-excited to see the emotional first moments of "Catching Fire" (albeit a little scared, too, considering that the first movie's reaping scene reduced us to sniveling, blubbering snot faucets). But we're also a little disappointed about what we won't see: a truly excellent blooper that came when Josh and Jennifer Lawrence filmed (SPOILER ALERT) the scene where Peeta proposes to Katniss.
Said Josh: "Funny story: when we shot it, the actual proposal itself, it's done [so] you don't hear what we're saying. So I was just saying gibberish while I was proposing to her...and the very first time I went to get down on one knee, my pants ripped right down the crotch."
Talk about mean teases; that's just unfair. But maybe if the fans lobby hard enough, they'll include it on the DVD? If you get our meaning? (Hint: The domain name www.ShowUsThePeetaPants.com is totally available.)
Which scene from "Catching Fire" are you most psyched to see on the big screen? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!