That Time the Hunger Games Smoke Monster Almost Ate J. Law

With the advent (and relentless ubiquity) of CGI, it's easy to imagine that contemporary actors in action movies are little more than children playing pretend on a giant soundstage, waving fake weapons at imaginary opponents and strolling safely off to their trailers until the next big scene. Actors still, however, manage to put themselves in danger, none more hilariously than Jennifer Lawrence, who caused a minor panic on the set of Mockingjay when she was momentarily swallowed by the movie's fog machine.

A source on the Mockingjay set recently recounted the entire harrowing disappearing J. Law incident:

A source said "It was horrifying… Filming came to an abrupt halt when this fog machine broke and began spewing so much dense smoke during a tunnel sequence that Jennifer literally disappeared from sight - and everybody panicked!"

The incident sounds quite traumatic as apparently the actors could only be located by the sound of their coughing and gagging and it was impossible to see them through the smoke.

The source continued "After several scary minutes, a rescue crew finally found the star and carried her out, hacking and gagging. Jennifer's one tough gal, but she looked really shook up and kept complaining she felt very nauseous - like she was suffering from vertigo."

So, the Hunger Games twist is that we learn what really happened at the end of Lost, right? That seems to make sense — the entire Hunger Games saga is one big Lost coda, which will somehow also morph into a Star Wars tie-in (hint: J. Law plays a young, headstrong Yoda).

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