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20 Lesser Known Facts About Hunger Games Every Fan Must Know. #17 Came As A Shock!

I am huge Mockingjay fan. And Katniss Everdeen, I love her. Every single time I watch The Hunger Games, I find myself in a completely different world. The most thrilling moments are when the Huger games are played and you just wish Katniss Everdeen wins. The Mockingjay song, the rebellion, the fall of Snow, it all ends and you just don't want it to end. 

I miss The Hunger Games and Katniss and much as you do. Here are some lesser known facts about The Hunger Games.

20 Lesser Known Facts About Hunger Games Every Fan Must Know. #17 Came As A Shock!

20 Lesser Known Facts About Hunger Games Every Fan Must Know. #17 Came As A Shock!

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1. Abigail Breslin auditioned for the role of Katniss Everdeen.

1.  Abigail Breslin auditioned for the role of Katniss Everdeen.

2. Elizabeth Banks has become an iconic image in pop culture, yet this character's name (Effie Trinket) is never spoken in the movie.

2. Elizabeth Banks has become an iconic image in pop culture, yet this character's name (Effie Trinket) is never spoken in the movie.

3. It is not fully explained in the movie that...

3. It is not fully explained in the movie that...

...why Gale has had his name put into the drawing multiple times, other than when Katniss tells Prim when she comes to say goodbye not to put her name in more because it's not worth getting enough food. Entering the name multiple times raises the possibility of selection or even death of the person in the games. If your family gets additional portion of grain and oil, so families experiencing especially terrible privation may put their children's names into the drawing more than once in exchange for that small amount of extra food.

4. Only the first movie of the Hunger Games franchise is directed by Gary Ross.

4. Only the first movie of the Hunger Games franchise is directed by Gary Ross.

All the sequels are directed by Francis Lawrence.

5. Jennifer Lawrence was paid what was, for her, the high fee of $500,000.

5. Jennifer Lawrence was paid what was, for her, the high fee of $500,000.

Lawrence's background was largely on the indie film circuit. So, she was unsure how the role would clearly affect her career. It took her three days before she accepted the role .

6. Donald Sutherland saw the script by accident.

6.  Donald Sutherland saw the script by accident.

Because the script reminded him of Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory(1957), he wanted that role. He wrote a letter of plea to Gary Ross explaining why he should be cast.

7. Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface) gave herself a black eye, when she was training.

7. Jacqueline Emerson (Foxface) gave herself a black eye, when she was training.

She had to lie to people about how she got the injury because she was not allowed to tell anyone about her role.

8. Kentucky, a state with rural poverty and coal mining reminiscent of District 12.

8. Kentucky, a state with rural poverty and coal mining reminiscent of District 12.

Well, that's where Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were both born .

9. Jennifer Lawrence is friends with Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoë Kravitz.

9. Jennifer Lawrence is friends with Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoë Kravitz.

She called him 'Mr Kravitz' , as she couldn't get herself to use his first name. He soon found out that the rest of the cast and crew also started to call him 'Mr Kravitz'.

10. Elizabeth Banks spent 45 minutes every day on having manicures done on her fingers.

10. Elizabeth Banks spent  45 minutes every day on having manicures done on her fingers.

11. Haymitch is seen eating, he eats either dessert or vegetables, or just drinks.

11. Haymitch is seen eating, he eats either dessert or vegetables, or just drinks.

Because Woody Harrelson is a vegetarian in real life.

12. Panem is located in a post-apocalyptic North America whose land mass has been reduced by rising sea levels.

12. Panem is located in a post-apocalyptic North America whose land mass has been reduced by rising sea levels.

Capitol is in the Rocky Mountains, possibly Colorado, and that the District 12 is somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains, possibly Kentucky or West Virginia.

13. The work of architect Frank Gehry, inspired the design for the Cornucopia.

13. The work of architect Frank Gehry, inspired the design for the Cornucopia.

14. Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head, knocking him out and resulting in a concussion while horsing arund.

14. Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head, knocking him out and resulting in a concussion while horsing arund.

15. The beard Wes Bentley wore as Seneca ...

15. The beard Wes Bentley wore as Seneca ...

...was styled from his own real beard, not created from applied pieces or extra hair.

16. There was a swear jar on the set, half of it was contributed by Jennifer Lawrence.

16. There was a swear jar on the set,  half of it was contributed by Jennifer Lawrence.

17. Gary Ross after noticing that his children were fans of the books...

17. Gary Ross after noticing that his children were fans of the books...

...he wanted to make this movie. Producer Nina Jacobson had already secured the rights and Ross was unaware of it. Bryan Unkeless, the co-producer discovered the novels and recommended them to Jacobson.

19. There are only 20 pedestals at the cornucopia instead of 24.

19. There are only 20 pedestals at the cornucopia instead of 24.

Because of how the pedestals were arranged and spaced apart in the field.

19. Katniss Everdeen, the name is derived from the name of a group of edible plant species, genus "Sagittaria", commonly known as "arrowhead"...

19. Katniss Everdeen, the name is derived from the name of a group of edible plant species, genus

...with reference to the character's archery skills.Her surname is a reference to Bathsheba Everdene who is the lead female character in Thomas Hardy's novel "Far from the Madding Crowd." Author Suzanne Collins said, "The two are very different, but both struggle with knowing their hearts."

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