It’s almost over for Katniss Everdeen, as the Hunger Games series ends this year in Mockingjay Part 2. So for Jennifer Lawrence, who has spent four years playing the star of the Dystopian saga, the film’s final outing at Comic Con was a a big deal, and a bittersweet moment.
To give the franchise a proper send-off, Lawrence and co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Willow Shields sat on the Hunger Games panel at the San Diego event, and were joined by director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson.
Lawrence, reflecting on her time starring in the colossally successful Young Adult franchise, said that she would never really big farewell to Katniss. “I’ll never really say goodbye to her. I feel like it’ll always be a part of me.”
She joked that she hoped she become at least a bit like the tough heroine. “I would hope some of Katniss rubbed off on me. We’re nothing alike. She’s brave, and I’m an actress.”
Producer Nina Jacobson said that it was an “emotional” time for the cast and the fans, seeing the films come to an end. “It’s tough, we all wish there were seven or eight books inthead of three,” producer Nina Jacobson said of bringing the franchise to a close. “We want to deliver for the fans.”
When asked about the final day of shooting The Hunger Games in Berlin, Lawrence said she was too emotional to say anything that night to the cast and crew but answered the question in a classically irreverent J-Law way. “There’s no way to say this without starting weird rumours but that night we held each other and slept like puppies!”
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