Passengers co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have been enjoying themselves immensely during the film’s international press tour. (Or at least Pratt has, judging by the troll-y Instagram posts in which he’s been cropping Lawrence out of.) Hence the pair’s recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show in Great Britain, where the titular host quizzed the actress about a famous story from her Hawaii-based shoot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. A story that, unsurprisingly, involved Lawrence doing something inappropriate with her body and thereby almost killing someone in the process.
“We were filming in Hawaii. There were sacred rocks… and you’re not supposed to sit on them because you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them,” Lawrence explained to Norton, Pratt and fellow guest Jamie Oliver. “I, however, was in a wet suit this whole shoot. Oh my god they were so good for butt-itching.”
Considering the many interesting “things” Lawrence has fessed up to in previous interviews, the fact that she basically disrespected another culture’s sacred ground isn’t all that surprising (and by no means defensible). Yet what stands out the most from her story isn’t the fact that she scratched her butt on a bunch of sacred rocks in Hawaii, per se, but that said butt-scratching almost killed someone.
“One rock that I was butt-scratching on ended up coming loose,” she said between laughing fits. “A giant boulder rolled down this mountain and it almost killed our sound guy. Like, his whole station got destroyed… it was a huge, dramatic deal. All the Hawaiians were like, ‘Oh my god it’s the curse!’ And I was in the corner going, ‘I’m your curse. I wedged it loose with my ass.'”
Sacred rocks are fun, no?