Jena Malone shot naked ‘Hunger Games’ scene without Jennifer Lawrence

Ah, motion picture magic.

It turns out that the notorious Hunger Online games: Catching Fire scene in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is introduced to a extremely naked Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) did not, in point, element an introduction at all.

In accordance to Malone, who spoke to Range on Monday at the Los Angeles premiere of the prequel movie The Hunger Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Lawrence was sensation underneath the climate when they shot the scene.

“The scenes that are pleasurable are never ever exciting to do — Jen was sick that day, so I ended up carrying out it with no Jen, and so there wasn’t a great deal of men and women in the elevator,” Malone recalled. “So I feel we were being just winging it and making an attempt to get as much as we could get, simply because it was [shot] in a authentic lodge.”

But, she included, “which is the magic of filmmaking, is you only need a handful of seconds to really make anything that lasts.”

Jena Malone in ‘The Starvation Game titles: Catching Fire’.

In the memorable sequence, Katniss requires an elevator trip with Johanna, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) — through which Johanna declares that her “stylist is this kind of an fool” and immediately begins to get her dresses off.

“District 7, lumber, trees. I might adore to set my ax on her face. So what do you feel, now that the complete globe wants to sleep with you?” she asks the team, staring them down with a recognizing smirk as she strips. As she leaves, she tells the aghast trio, “Many thanks, let us do it all over again sometime,” before Haymitch eventually reveals to Peeta and Katniss who she is.

At the Songbirds & Snakes premiere, Malone also revealed that she was thrilled to see the film with “fresh new eyes” mainly because she hadn’t examine the e-book it was primarily based on. “I’m gonna go in with refreshing eyes and see what they have to say,” she reported. “The Starvation Video games is naturally a extremely intense, wildly weighty thing — I indicate, we use the style of fantasy to discover the things that are very tricky for us to check out in our very own lifestyle.

“But seriously, if you glance at our fact correct now, there is a large amount of mirroring,” she continued. “So I imagine it is critical to see the place this youthful technology is gonna get this movie, and thrust it and operate with it, and hopefully adjust the environment.”

The Starvation Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes comes in theaters Friday.

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