‘Hunger Games’ Premiere: Why Was Everyone Crying On Set? (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Taryn Ryder / March 13, 2012

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The Hunger Games doesn’t hit theaters until March 23, but it’s safe to say mania is more than underway. Amandla Stenberg, who plays Rue, said that crazy fan experiences started when they were shooting in North Carolina:

We were staying in a hotel and I guess we posted a picture of us hanging out, this guy tracked us down by looking at all the hotels in the area and looking at the carpet in the photo. That’s how he found us!

If you’ve read the book, you know Amandla’s character has SPOILER ALERT

Quite the devastating death scene.

“It was really strange,” Amandla said about watching herself die on screen. “I saw it with Isabelle, she was sitting there sobbing next to me. I was like ‘What’s the big deal?'”

Alexander Ludwig, who plays Cato, said that when the scene was shot everyone on set was crying! 

Watch the video above to also hear from Willow Shields, who plays Prim, as well as Paula Malcomson.

Missed our chat with Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Gary Ross? No problem, check it out right here: