The golden trio will always be friends! Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth took their relationship from the screen to real life when the first Hunger Games movie premiered in March 2012. Even years after the final film came out in November 2015, the actor can’t stop gushing over their forever bond.

Jennifer, for her part, recalled the hustle and bustle of the film’s packed premieres during a November 2022 interview with The New York Times. The Silver Linings Playbook star recalled and how, after all the mayhem, she and the boys would “always go back to our hotel” and blow off steam.”

Keep reading for details on the Hunger Games stars’ longtime friendship. 

Are the ‘Hunger Games’ Stars Still Friends?

With a bond like that, it can never be broken! Josh, for one, has revealed that the former costars are still in touch.

“I saw Jen during quarantine — got to have dinner together,” the Bridge to Terabithia star told Entertainment Tonight in September 2020. “It was like mid-summer maybe [and] we had a nice socially-distanced dinner together. [It] was good to catch up with her because she’s been off living her life in other places all over the world.”

He added, “And, I saw Liam towards the end of last year, but this year he’s been off in Australia. We catch up every time we can. I got to see Woody [Harrelson] not too long ago, so it’s good. No matter how much time passes, once we see each other again, it’s instantly right back to where it was.”

What the ‘Hunger Games’ Stars Have Said About their Friendship

According to Josh, what you saw during press junkets was how the stars acted in real life, noting that “the cast keeps in contact pretty closely,” but there isn’t a group chat with all the stars.

“The truth is, it was literally what everyone saw in all of our interviews together,” the former child star recalled to Us Weekly in September 2020. “It was all of us being ridiculous children together, horsing around. I don’t know how we got any work done ever. I’m surprised the movies are good.”

He added, “It feels almost like a different lifetime. It really does. It feels like that was my college, making those movies. I was 18, it was four years. … It’s very strange that we’re closing in on 10 years. It’s mind-blowing.”

Scroll through our gallery to see the Hunger Games star’s best friendship moments over the years. 

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