Jennifer Lawrence is terribly afraid of bugs - and we all have her 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' costar Jeffrey Wright to thank for the knowledge. 

Wright, 47, decided to prank Lawrence after witnessing her reaction to a spider that appeared on-set during filming last year for the new sequel. "We were shooting parts [of the movie] in the rainforest," he told comedian Chelsea Handler, "and she'd see a spider crawling out from under the brush, and she would run across to the other side."

After Lawrence's Best Actress Oscar win for "The Silver Linings Playbook," Wright decided to use what he had witnessed earlier to his advantage and prank his co-star. He purchased a blue box from Tiffany's and proceeded to stuff it with crickets. 

"I didn't realize there's tissue in there [the box] and a little charm in there from Tiffany's…but the crickets eat the tissues," he said, "so it was crickets and cricket feces as well."

During a press gathering for "Catching Fire," Lawrence explained what happened next. 

"Jeffrey Wright handed me a Tiffany's box, and I was like, 'Oh my God, Jeffrey, you don't have to do that! Tiffany's?'" she said. "And I opened it, and there was just a million crickets and they all jumped out all over me and I screamed and cried and it was awful."

While the actress went on to say that she never retaliated, it turns out the crickets did that for her. 

"When you try and stuff like two or three hundred crickets in a box in your hotel room, they don't all fit," Wright said. "They leap out, and they hop under your bed and behind your dresser and they sing to you all night. So I lost some sleep."

You can check out the final trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" below.

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