Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth celebrated THE HUNGER GAMES with a handprinting ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre this Saturday.
The longtime tradition of imprinting into the cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is a great honor — what better time for The Hunger Games cast to make their mark than as we approach the final chapter?
The ceremony was introduced by TCL Chinese Theater President Alwyn Hight Kushner, who notably called our heroine Katniss Evergreen, and was quickly passed on to famed comedian Conan O’Brien. O’Brien joked about J.J. Abrams rebooting The Hunger Games — a relevant point with the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens buzz — and gave context to the handprint ceremony itself.
Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O’Farrell then introduced Lawrence, Hutcherson, and Hemsworth. Lawrence immediately remarked that she hadn’t prepared a speech, and quickly passed the job over to Hemsworth.
“I’m very grateful. I think I can say that on behalf of everyone here for the ‘Hunger Games.’ I can’t remember your names. I’m just kidding, I know your names. Anyway, Liam?”
Hemsworth spoke about how honored he was to share the ceremony with his co-stars and followed it up with, “Let’s just be friends forever.” Hutcherson then gave a thank-you to fans of The Hunger Games.
“You guys supported us before the first movie and it could have been really bad, so thank you for that. You guys give us the energy to keep going.”
The best friends and co-stars finally signed their names before sticking their hands and feet in cement. After, the three signed autographs for the fans hanging around the theatre.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hits theaters November 20, 2015.