“It’s the curse”: Jennifer Lawrence Almost Killed a Sound Guy on the Hunger Games Set Because of Her Itchy Butt

Jennifer Lawrence’s itchy butt mishap on ‘The Hunger Games’ set.

As much as the Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence is renowned for her on-screen prowess, the actress is also known for her candid and goofy nature, often displayed during interviews. Such was the case when she was asked about an incident that happened on the set of the 2013 film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

Lawrence, who played the iconic character of Katniss Everdeen in the franchise, recalled filming in Hawaii for the dystopian film. However, the situation swiftly veered off course due to her uncomfortable bout of itching, leading to actions for which she would later face significant criticism.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Itchy Butt Almost Killed The Hunger Games Crew Member

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence recalled an incident when she almost killed the “sound guy” on the production team while trying to scratch her butt. The actress explained that they were filming in Hawaii, and she was in a wet suit for most of the time.

Jennifer Lawrence on The Graham Norton Show

Jennifer Lawrence on The Graham Norton Show

I was in a wetsuit for this whole shoot,” she shared as she explained that there were “sacred rocks” and that they were told not to disturb or sit on them. “You’re not supposed to sit on them because you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them,” the actress recalled.

Despite the warnings, Lawrence admitted to using the rocks to relieve an itch caused by her wet suit, as she told the show host, “They were so good for butt itching!” And her actions caused one of the rocks to come loose. “It was a giant boulder, and it rolled down this mountain and almost killed our sound guy,” the actress recalled.

A still from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

A still from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The actress shared that the incident alarmed the Hawaiian locals, who reacted by saying, “Oh my God, it’s the curse!” Lawrence humorously acknowledged her role in the mishap, stating, “I’m your curse. I wedged it loose with my a*s.” However, the story received backlash from people, leading the Silver Lining Playbook actress to issue a public apology.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Issues a Public Apology After Facing Criticism

While it was not the first time the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence shared the story, the actress received a huge backlash for her actions in Hawaii and for the way she shared the whole story as being a funny incident. People criticized her for not using her platform on The Graham Norton Show to issue an apology for her mistake, instead of making light of the situation.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games franchise

Kahokulua Haiku, a Hawaiian cultural expert who was on set to aid the production team, later shared why the rocks are important to natives. “It was an archaeological site,” he shared as per People. He further shared, “I’m the one who did the cultural briefing on set and I told her and the whole production staff not to sit on the rocks.

The Hunger Games star eventually issued a public apology. Lawrence shared that she meant no disrespect to the Hawaiian people. as “I really thought that I was being self-deprecating about the fact that I was ‘the curse’ but I understand the way it was perceived was not funny and I apologize if I offended anyone,” she said, extending her apologies in a now-deleted Facebook post.

The Hunger Games franchise is available to stream on Prime Video.

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