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One of them is lethal with the bow and arrow; the other can hurl heavy objects long distances at death-inducing speeds. They're Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, heroes of Panem's Hunger Games, and pretty soon they'll be on poster walls across the globe. The stars who play them in The Hunger Games, Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence and fellow Kentuckian Josh Hutcherson, recently downed weapons to meet their public. Empire, who, to paraphrase Blackadder, can usually muster all the killing power of an asthmatic ant with heavy shopping, jogged down to meet them and ask about scoring the coveted roles and getting all buffed up to enter the arena.


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