Liam Hemsworth: Jennifer Lawrence Brings Light To Catching Fire's 'Dark Subject Matter'

Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence attend the photocall for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Majestic Hotel on May 18, 2013 in Cannes Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence attend the photocall for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Majestic Hotel on May 18, 2013 in Cannes

The second installment in “The Hunger Games” will get darker, but Liam Hemsworth says his Oscar-winning co-star, Jennifer Lawrence, brings a much needed light to the highly anticipated movie.

“She keeps herself grounded,” Liam told Access Hollywood when asked about Jennifer at the junket for his latest movie, “Paranoia.”

“She bounces off walls every time she comes into a room and she’s such a great person,” the 23-year-old actor continued. “Working with her is so much fun.”

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In the upcoming “Catching Fire,” the events for Katniss, Peeta and Gale get very grim, but Liam said Jennifer’s amazing (and often goofball) personality kept the cast and crew’s spirits lifted.

“We have a lot of kind of dark subject matter in ‘The Hunger Games,’” he said. “She just comes to set with so much life and it’s so contagious, and she’s so much fun to be around.”

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Adding, “She’s a great friend now.”

“Paranoia” hits theaters on August 16 and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens on November 22.

-- Jesse Spero

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