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Jennifer Lawrence Took Three Days To Decide Whether Or Not She Wanted To Be Katniss Everdeen

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It might seem like a no-brainer for a lot of you out there, but to be fair, it is A LOT to take on! Just ask Kristen Stewart or Emma Watson or Carrie Fisher. (Yeah, we went there.)

In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence opens up about the start of her journey as Katniss, the heroine of the highly-antipated adapted movie The Hunger Games . While most actresses wouldn't give the opportunity as second though, Jennifer reveals that she slept on the decision for three days before she said yes.

Jennifer explains:

"I was so in love with the books and the script, and suddenly the decision was right in my face and the size of the decision was terrifying. I called my mom and she called me a hypocrite, because when I was doing indie movies and everyone was asking why I didn't do studio movies, I said, 'The size of the movie doesn't matter.' And she said, 'Here's a movie you love and you were thinking of turning it down because of its size.' I thought, 'I don't want to miss out because I'm scared. Me being scared, I never want that to stop me from doing something.' But I knew in my heart that I wanted it — it was about working out all the fears."

Listen, in the end, you made the decision that is going to be the best of your career, we think. No one can deny that Jennifer is a marvelous actress and this will only catapult her status in the biz and open up a whole new world of terrifying acting decisions for her.

Maybe the next movie will pay her more than $500K (That's what she got for HG, and to be fair, that's a pittance in this town. She better get a raise for Catching Fire!)

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4 comments to “Jennifer Lawrence Took Three Days To Decide Whether Or Not She Wanted To Be Katniss Everdeen”

  1. 1

    Am I getting old (25) or am I just not the only one who gets the hype of this movie? I just don't get it….I guess I should read the books and see what the fuss is about. Just like I did w Twilight. But I saw the preview for this and just didnt think this chick was that good. Sorry just mho

  2. Aleya says – reply to this


    Re: Mimi the Magnificent – I read the books when I first started seeing previews for this movie and loved them. I'm not totally sold on Jennifer Lawrence yet either, really hoping she doesn't let me down like the Twilight cast did.

  3. 3

    She's going to great as Katniss. And she's got X-men and a lot of indie movies out side of HG so she wont get typecast.

  4. 4

    Re: Mimi the Magnificent – I don't get it either, never heard of or read the books. The Twilight books were horrible, couldn't even finish the first one because of how badly it was written. I'll give these books a chance, though.