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'The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay' Director Francis Lawrence Talks About Philip Seymour Hoffman's Parts in the Film; Confirms He Rewrote Hoffman’s Scenes

"The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay" director Francis Lawrence recently talked about how he managed to still include the late Philip Seymour Hoffman into the film franchise.

Earlier this year, Hoffman died at the time when he only had a few scenes left to film for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay."

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post Live, Lawrence explained how he managed to work his magic.

"He had two scenes with dialogue that were left and we decided we didn't want to try any digital trickery with him, so we rewrote his scenes and gave the dialogue to other actors. So there was one scene from Part 1 and one scene from Part 2, so we shot both movies back to back," he said.

Lawrence also explained why didn't want to use CGI to fake Hoffman's inclusion into the film and said, "I just think to try to fake a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance would have been catastrophic and I would never want to do that, The Hollywood Reported noted.

"I just think this was the best way to be able to get around such a horrible thing," he added.

Prior to his revelation, multiple sources previously reported that Lawrence will be relying on digital trickery to relive Hoffman's parts into the film, Screen Rant reported.

However, because he believed so much in Hoffman's talent and performance, Lawrence decided to pay his respects to him.

Talking about Hoffman's acting style, Lawrence dished, "He was constantly sort of grinding away at a scene and was able to dig down and down and down, deeper and really find the dynamics of the relationships that he's in. And then once you've done that process then you don't really need many takes at all with him."

Lawrence also juxtaposed Hoffman's acting to his co-star Jennifer Lawrence and explained, "And Jen is the exact opposite, where you orient her into a scene, so she knows exactly where in her arc she is emotionally and psychologically.

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