Completing work on the finale in “The Hunger Games” series left quite an impression on the series stars.
Jennifer Lawrence tells Entertainment Weekly she “was completely numb and dead inside,” as production wrapped up on the project filmed largely in Atlanta.
Josh Hutcherson said things “felt really weird”while Liam Hemsworth noted: “I was drunk.”
Maybe he meant “hungover.” He and Hutcherson had celebrated with a bottle of scotch the night before, having finished their roles, and just came the last day to watch.
“Mockingjay” parts 1 and 2 filmed concurrently here, in Paris and Berlin. The series sequel, “Catching Fire,” filmed here too, after the original was shot in North Carolina. (The Tar Heels sent the series our way after scaling back their tax incentives for the movie industry).
Local filming sites have included the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, the Goat Farm Arts Center, the 200 Peachtree building downtown, the Pullman Yard facility in Kirkwood, a rural stretch in Dawsonville, Sweetwater Creek State Park, mill facilities south of metro Atlanta and an industrial facility in Gwinnett County.
“Mockingjay part 1” was released last fall and finale comes out Nov. 20.