Liam Hemsworth plays Gale Hawthorne, 12th District Miner
Liam Hemsworth is back as Gale, Katniss’ soul mate whom she was forced to leave behind when she volunteered for the 74th Hunger Games. He explains that Gale’s life has also profoundly changed since she went away and returned a victor. “Gale’s now working in the mines and he’s still trying to survive. But his anger is growing more and more every day because of all these things that the Capitol is doing to the Districts and now I think he’s starting to feel a responsibility to stand up to that,” says Hemsworth.
But with Katniss, Gale is unclear with where he now stands. Hemsworth notes that “Gale feels like he’s a bit in the dark. He’s unsure as to his place in her life now that so much has changed. At the same time, when he sees his best friend having to return to the Games again, I think it lights a fire inside him. It’s exciting for me because Gale’s whole story is becoming more complex.”