Jennifer Lawrence Bruised Spleen
Actress reveals injury sustained during making of The Hunger Games...
Jennifer Lawrence - who plays Katniss in The Hunger Games - has said that she damaged her spleen while making the movie, but otherwise got off pretty lightly.
Speaking to Digital Spy, she said: "I was pretty good, I didn't really do much. I bruised my spleen by running into a wall really, really hard, but other than that it was pretty good."
The accident occurred on the last day of a six-week training course in which the actress learnt how to run up a wall to gain momentum. According to The Hollywood Reporter Lawrence had to have a CAT scan to assess damage to her spleen after sustaining the injury.
Asked about the physical challenges of staring in the movie, she added: "I'm a pretty good tree climber, I really like climbing trees.
"Most of my tree climbing was done with a harness so if I tried to do it in real life I wouldn't be so great. I wasn't like 'No, if Katniss can do it, I can do it'."
The Hunger Games - which is released today - is already tipped to be bigger than the Twilight Saga after breaking pre-sale records at the box office, with analysts predicting it could take up to $138million in its first weekend.