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Josh Hutcherson: Finishing The Hunger Games Was Painful

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If you had to stop hanging out with Jennifer Lawrence on a daily basis, you’d be upset, too.

Now that he’s wrapped The Hunger Games‘s final installments, Josh Hutcherson is longing for his District 12 days.

“I miss it so much. It pains me every day a little bit when I wake up, that we’re not filming anymore,” he told reporters after Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards, where he was honored for his role as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The cast and crew filmed the dystopian franchise’s final two Mockingjay movies together for about 10 months, Hutcherson, 21, says. “It was really tiring, but we were so sad to see it end.”

And that made for one bittersweet wrap party. “It was honestly hard to say it was a celebration because we were all so sad that it was coming to an end,” added Hutcherson. “We had a little wrap party the night we finished. It was so great to see everyone there letting loose, but it was more sad. I don t want to be melancholy, but we weren’t ready for it to be finished yet.”

This sounds like as good of an excuse as any to keep the franchise going, are we right?

Reporting by REAGAN ALEXANDER

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