Kissing Jennifer Lawrence was “awkward” and “uncomfortable” says Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth

It had something to do with her munching on tuna and garlic before a snogging scene...

Jennifer Lawrence is one of Hollywood’s hottest young stars so you might imagine kissing her would be pretty exciting. 


Not according to Liam Hemsworth, who stars alongside Lawrence in The Hunger Games films and says locking lips with the 24-year-old actress is actually “pretty uncomfortable”. 

The reason being? Her choice of pre-snog snack. 

It seems every time a scene called for a cheeky kiss between Katniss Everdeen and Hemsworth’s character Gale, Lawrence prepared by eating “something that was disgusting”.

“Anytime I had to kiss Jennifer was pretty uncomfortable,” revealed Hemsworth, after being asked what the most awkward scene to shoot was during The Hunger Games. 

“When you look at if from the outside it’s like a great picture, you know. She’s one of my best friends. I love her. But if we had a kissing scene she would make a point of eating garlic or tuna fish or, you know, something that was disgusting,” he told Jimmy Fallon. 

“Right before the scene she’d be like, ‘Yeah, I had tuna, I had garlic and I didn’t brush my teeth.”

“Fantastic. I can’t wait to get in there and taste it,” Hemsworth joked. 


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is in UK cinemas 20th November