The Hunger Games movie is now showing in theaters! The long wait is over and this loved book by Suzanne Collins will bring the world a brand new story of survival, action and inspiration. There is no doubt that The Hunger Games have continuously garnered a huge buzz and limelight in the past days. Let’s take a look at an interview with Jennifer Lawrence on her role in The Hunger Games movie as Katniss:
Jennifer Lawrence In The Hunger Games Movie
“A Kentucky native, Lawrence insists she “didn’t grow up in an artistic house,” and apologetically admits she grew up watching “things like Home Alone”. It was Charlize Theron’s 2003 Oscar-winning performance in Monster that convinced her to give acting a go.
Early success at 16 saw her as a regular on US sitcom The Bill Engvall Show before she was cast as the steely Ree in Winter’s Bone (2010), for which she picked up her first Best Actress Oscar nomination. Since then, she’s appeared in X Men: First Class (2011) – where she met her boyfriend, British actor Nicholas Hoult – and opposite Jodie Foster in last year’s The Beaver. Now she’s borrowing books from actor Donald Sutherland (he plays President Snow in The Hunger Games and couldn’t believe she hadn’t read Anna Karenina) and is on the cusp of superstardom. Is she ready?
You are aware of how big The Hunger Games films are going to be, aren’t you?
Completely. I’d read all three books and loved them; when I heard there was going to be a movie I was like, “Oh, great. Another great book about to be ruined by a film franchise.” I was so against it. In my mind, I went into the initial meeting with the director [Seabiscuit’s Gary Ross] just to tell him off. Everything I had prepared to bring up – the things that were so important about why making a movie of this book wouldn’t work – he agreed. He was a fan of the books; we all are, even the producers. It’s being made by fans. We didn’t want to change anything. We were like geeks – it was really quite weird.
It’s a physical role; the training sounds intense…
I never felt fully done. We had just six weeks to get me to the point where I looked like I knew what I was doing. I can’t actually climb a tree with my fingers, or run a log crossing a creek. We didn’t really pay attention to the weight aspect of it but I was packing food in all hours of the day. By the time we started filming I needed all that training just to be able to get through the days. Outside with the arena scenes, we could only shoot when it was sunlight, so it was a relatively easy 12-13 hours. But that was before we got inside for ‘The Capitol’ [a modernist city] scenes; the hours got very long.
People tend not to realise that about acting…
About how unglamorous this job is? Yeah, it’s a big misconception. During the movie I just finished filming at the end of last year [The Silver Linings Playbook – a comedy due for UK release in early 2013], I was working a 21-hour day. You go into a hysterical state where you get a bit crazy; everyone on the crew is that way. I don’t know what kind of acting results you get from that.”
You can read the rest of the interview at Stylist
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