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'Mockingjay' Cast Goes Inside The Movie's Most OMG-Worthy Scene

'The Hunger Games: Crazy Peeta'

Warning: Major spoilers for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ahead.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in theaters now, so many die-hard fans have already seen this installment's pivotal action: crazy Peeta.

After being kidnapped by the Capitol, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is held hostage and forced to act as the government's mouthpiece, pleading on-air for a ceasefire with the rebels. He looks increasingly worse as the film goes on, gaunt and bruised and literally weeping on-camera. However, that's nothing compared to his state when he's finally reunited with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rebels in District 13.

Uh, yeah. We're talking about the part where he totally loses it and tries to choke Katniss out, stopping only when he's knocked unconscious by a heavy object. In case you somehow forgot that that happened. Yikes.

MTV News spoke with the cast of "Mockingjay" at a London press day ahead of the release of the film, where Lawrence, Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth suggested that the subtitle of this film could have been "Crazy Peeta."

"That's the Chinese title," Hutcherson said.

Though you might not think that being strangled by one of your BFFs would be an experience you'd look back on with fondness, Lawrence laughed when asked about shooting the scene, thanks to a well-placed "Ace Ventura" reference.

"It was actually really fun because the first time he strangled me I went 'That's not Snowflake!' and gave myself a good laugh," she said.

Hutcherson, for his part, describes shooting the scene as "intense for sure," though he admitted to laughing at Lawrence's quote as well.

Elizabeth Banks, who has played mentor Effie throughout the franchise, said that she knew Hutcherson would do great in the dramatic scene, and that Effie wouldn't be surprised to see her former charge so changed.

"I think that Effie knows that s--t goes down in the Capitol all the time, so it's not really a surprise that he would be turned into a weapon against us," she said.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in theaters now.