In an interview with Vulture, Josh Hutcherson revealed that he pranked costar Jennifer Lawrence on the set of The Hunger Games – perhaps to an unfortunate degree. “I took a dummy, one that the tracker-jackers were supposed to have attacked, and I put it in Jennifer’s bathroom,” said Hutcherson, 19. “When she opened the door, she peed her pants. Or so I was told – she told me later. I did not get visual confirmation on that one.”
The obvious assumption is that this is hyperbole – like when someone says “I’ve watched Ferngully like a thousand times” or “Nicolas Cage’s performance was too believable” – but I wouldn’t put it past die-hard Hunger Games fans to secretly hope that Hutcherson’s prank paid off in some genuinely terrified, er, leakage.
“I think I’m basically a 5-year-old at heart,” said Hutcherson. Considering that I’m aching to make a topic-related pun on the name “Katniss,” I probably am, too.
Happy Hunger Games!