Everyone knows that throughout the series Jennifer, Josh and Liam have had an amazing friendship both on and off-set. AP caught up with the trio ahead of the release of Mockingjay Part 2 to discuss what their friendship has been like throughout the series.
AP: How long was it before you realized you were friends, not just co-workers?
Lawrence: Our first phone call.
Hutcherson: Yep, before we met.
Lawrence (to Hemsworth): When did you and I meet? We met at the barbecue.
Hemsworth: We met at the barbecue, yeah.
Hutcherson: Which barbecue?
AP: How well do you know Atlanta after shooting there for so long?
Lawrence: I’m still shooting in Atlanta. I live in Atlanta.
Hutcherson: I really love Atlanta. It’s got great restaurants. It’s got really fun clubs to go to. It’s nice weather. They’ve got good parks.
Lawrence: We had each other. We all lived in the same neighborhood. Now I’m in Atlanta. It was so sad because I was renting a house to do another movie out there, and it’s my first movie without them in Atlanta. So my assistant was asking me about a house, and I said Just ask Josh and Liam where — oh, God. Now I’m in my same neighborhood without my boys.
AP: Is it common to form such close friendships with your co-stars?
Lawrence: Not really. Because you can meet people and they’re fine co-stars, really great to work with, and that’s all you hope for. You don’t go into anything hoping you meet your two best friends.
Hutcherson: If you did, you’d be sadly disappointed.
Lawrence: So I don’t have any complaints with anybody I’ve ever worked with before, but like a friendship is just a very different chemistry that we just all happen to really have.
Hemsworth: It just clicked. It just works.
Lawrence: There’s never been any drama ever.
Hemsworth: We’ve been through some stuff, as the three of us.
Lawrence: Yes, we have. But no fights. I mean, Josh and I fight when we get grumpy. Arguments.
Hutcherson: We bicker, like old people.
AP: So this was really lucky, then, to work together for so long.
Hutcherson: And just to go through this whole experience with the two of them — that in itself is a bonding factor, and on top of that have it be a bonding factor with people who you really love, it’s really great. And also to have each other to experience this with, because it’s such a big change and it’s pretty intense sometimes. Like we have moments — before we have a premiere or after the red carpet or whatever, in the back kitchen of the hotel — and we all three huddle around like a group hug, just (sigh). It’s revitalizing.
AP: Do you hang out in real life?
Lawrence: Yeah, we do. If we’re all in the same city, we definitely always hang out. We went to New York.
Hemsworth: Yeah, we all met in New York when you were there. We came and flew out.
Lawrence: That was sweet.
Hemsworth: We hadn’t seen each other for a while. We had a fun little weekend. Whenever we can and it’s possible to get a little time together, we’ll make the effort.
Lawrence: If we’re in LA, we go to Liam’s place because it’s in Malibu and it’s wonderful. I almost came over to charge my phone one time.
Hemsworth: Yeah, absolutely. Anytime. I’ve got outlets.