And American archer Khatuna Lorig, who won a gold medal at the Pan Am Games on Saturday, had a role in “The Hunger Games,” as well. She coached the movie’s star, Jennifer Lawrence, how to shoot a recurve bow for her role as Katniss.
TORONTO — Despite rainy conditions, Team USA won the silver and bronze medal in men’s and women’s archery team competition, respectively, at the Pan American Games on Friday at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
I taught Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot for The Hunger Games. I taught her how to stand with the right posture, how to keep her chest down and hold up the bow after your shot and really follow through with the back. I had to give her a crash course every time I saw her. But she did great.
Khatuna Lorig taught actress Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot arrows so she’d look convincing in the life-or-death situations of the Hunger Games.