‘Hunger Games’ Star Jennifer Lawrence Talks Playing Katniss Everdeen

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 18th, 2012 at 8:34 am,

The Hunger Games Amandla Stenberg as Rue 570x298 Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence Talks Playing Katniss Everdeen

How did you steel yourself emotionally for your scenes with Rue (seen above), especially your final scenes with her?

JL: “That was awful. Reading it in the book, and reading the script it was terrible, and then meeting Amandla Stenberg (the actress who plays Rue). The scene was hard because I knew that it meant that she would wrap. And then working with her – you meet her – she’s the funniest, sweetest little girl…she’s amazing.”

She kept telling us you were the one making jokes in between takes during the death scene.

JL: “Yeah, that’s true. I had to do something. There’s a funny picture of us in her grave laughing. But we were all thinking that people would leave the theater during that scene…but then, there were some hilarious moments for us. (Laughs)”

The Hunger Games opens in theaters on March 23rd.

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  1. Jennifer Lawrence is awesome: smart, funny and sexy. Plus, she really seems to put effort into her roles… which is something you don’t see that often.
    Can’t wait for the Hunger Games!

    • She is defenently near the top of her age group. Only hailee steinfeld who is much younger has impressed me more. I need to see her get more roles before I make a judgment tho but she was amazing in true grit. I didn’t like jennifer in xmen first class mainly because her character was so lame

  2. Cool girl, that Jennifer Lawrence :). You asked interessting questions too, making this a very fun read so kudos screenrant.

    • I love Jennifer Lawwerence She is awesome and I love the movies she is in I think Catching Fire will be a awesome movie

  3. check out “the p0ker h0use”, it’s on netflix. great performance

  4. “How did you steal yourself up” haha.. caught you out screenrant!

  5. I’ve recently developed a huge crush on Jennifer Lawrence, not just for her looks, but for her personality. She just seems so down-to-earth and real, and on top of that she’s a great actress. I’ve read The Hunger Games Trilogy and I think she’s the perfect pick for Katniss (the other characters are all cast very well, too).

  6. I love Jennifer Lawrence. I think she’s talented and very down-to-earth, which is refreshing. I don’t think she was the BEST choice for Katniss, though. Yes, there are far worse choices, but execs hired a blond-haired, pale-skinned actress to play someone that was described explicitly in the books as being black-haired and olive-skinned.

    Again, I think Lawrence is very talented. I just have a hard time believing that there was no one with talent available that also looked the part.

    • well, she appears to have dark hair and a tan, so whats the complaint? maybe she was the best audition. she wasnt the only blonde to try out for the part. and what if they made the character a blond? would that take something away from the story? would she not be as strong a woman if she were blonde? does her skin tone make her a better hunter?

      • I’m not saying that she’s a bad actress, but I don’t think she was the best choice either. Only Caucasian actresses were allowed to audition, there could have been a better a non-causacian actress, but she wasn’t allowed to show her talent.

  7. This movie looks terrible…just like the books.

    • fuk you and your horrible taste or sarcasm i can’t tell

    • um…you’re supposed to READ the books, not look at them.

      • bahaha nice one :)

    • Just from reading your username I can tell you’re a hipster. Actually, I don’t really like the books either. I can’t beliver people find Katniss(?) a role model.

  8. hahahaha! i love this movie!

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  10. Too fat to play Katniss!

  11. Jennifer Lawrence is the hottest girl i have ever seen.