Banks Talks Kravitz's 'Hunger Games' After-Parties
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
November 11, 2013
With a cast full of superstars, one can only imagine what went on during the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Hawaii -- and luckily for ET, Elizabeth Banks was ready to dish when we recently caught up with her to talk Hunger Games: Catching Fire!
"He's like the ringleader of the whole thing. Everybody likes to go to his place," Elizabeth told ET's Rocsi Diaz about her co-star Lenny Kravitz. "You know, he's like a rock star, he's used to hosting people all the time, 24/7. It's a whole thing."
"The set's chill. The set's easy, we all get along really well," Lenny confirmed. "There's a lot of joking around, there's a lot of little private games and things that happen. And then at night sometimes we get to hang out, they come over to my place, and to my room."
Though according to Hunger Games newcomer Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick Odair, it was at one of Jennifer Lawrence's parties when he really got initiated into the franchise family.
"My introduction to the group in fact, was at one of Jen's parties, where I was introduced to Woody Harrelson for the first time," Sam recalled. "I literally opened the door, and Jen was mounting Woody, with one of Woody's socks on her hands, and shoving it down Woody's throat and I was like, 'Welcome to the Hunger Games!' ... There was a lot of fun to be had. And we hung out a lot, especially in Hawaii. It was good."
But Sam got especially close to Josh Hutcherson, thanks to a CPR scene that had the two swapping spit!
"I did actually practice with a dummy for three hours," Sam revealed about his preparation for the big scene. " ... I fully made-out with a dummy for three hours -- and then I made-out with Josh. It's like, my favorite film ever!
But you have to click the video to hear him describe the hilarious -- and slightly gross -- moment when he, Josh and Jennifer "created a fair bit of spit" between the three of them, and how his fellow newcomer Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) prepared for her super-sexy stripping scene!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22.