There is a layer of glamour that seems to coat everything we write/see/experience about Hollywood. This is, in many, many ways, myth — myth that involves a lot of hungry people, yards and yards of tape holding celebrities into their awards show dresses, and the usual bodily functions that humans experience. That's probably a part of why the world loves Jennifer Lawrence so much — she crashes through that layer of grime and tells it like it is. Which is why Lawrence talking real about her Catching Fire costumes is at once both hilarious and heavily appreciated.
Here's what she had to say about the wetsuit she spends a good portion of the film in:
“I was surprised at how little camel toe problem there was. I was expecting a lot more."
The other cast-mates have also opened up about the costumes. Here's what each said to E! about the experience:
Josh Hutcherson: “Honestly, I was expecting them to be horrible because the idea of being in a wetsuit for a whole movie sounds terrifying. But they actually were pretty comfortable once we found out you can actually pee through them; just go into the ocean and take care of your business. We tried cups in the beginning, but they looked ridiculous."
Sam Claflin: "It was so there was no VPL [Visible Panty Line],” Claflin said in reference to the producers suggesting the cast wear thongs under their wetsuits. “We eventually went with cycling shorts and that kept it all intact.”
Jena Malone: “Some people were free-balling it,” she said in reference to the fact that some of the cast just decided to go without the underwear entirely.
Previously, Lawrence told the world about how she had to pee in a bucket wearing that massive Catching Fire wedding dress. We would like to officially request that we all get behind-the-scenes detailed stories like this to go with every outfit/filming day of Catching Fire. Deal? Deal.
Maybe it'll distract us from that fact that the Hunger Games series itself is full of pain and death.