22. While originally tasked with directing the sequel, Gary Ross left the franchise in April 2012, citing the compact schedule as the deciding factor.
“As a writer and director, I just don’t have the time I need to write and prepare the film that I wanted to make because of the tight and tight production schedule,” he said in a statement. Francis Lawrence would be hired to direct the rest of the films.
23. Lawrence’s real nephews had small but crucial roles in the last film’s epilogue.
“They played my kids in the scene we were shooting, so it was an amazing ending for this character I’ve loved for so many years to have my family there, my blood family. I had to say goodbye to both of them.” said the star Vanity Fair.
24. Lawrence earned a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for her performance of “The Hanging Tree” in Mockingjay – Part 1.
25th Taylor SwifI co-wrote two songs, Safe & Sound and Eyes Open, for the films, and the superstar told Rolling Stone, “It’s pretty intense to write about my own life, my own struggles. It was almost like one Vacation to write from someone else’s perspective. “