Jennifer Lawrence Declares: ”Hunger Games’ Is Not ‘Twilight”

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There's been countless comparisons saying that Hunger Games is slated to be "the next Twilight" in the sense that it's a young adult novel turned movie series that will likely hit blockbuster proportions. However, Jennifer Lawrence -- who is starring as the film's lead character Katniss -- says that those comparisons are a bit "premature."

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence was asked about how the two compare and said:

"I try not to think too much about it. Hunger Games is not Twilight, and while I hear the comparisons, it’s really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon. I’m so proud of the work we did on the film—Gary and the entire cast and crew were amazing, and I can’t wait for it to be brought to life because I think it’s an important story. If it does become a crazy phenomenon, I’ll soak up my freedom now!"
Lawrence, who landed the role after her Oscar-nominated performance in Winter's Bone, says that shooting the film was quite the ordeal, given the dystopian theme and harsh settings.

"When we were filming in the woods, it didn’t have that Hollywood gloss—it was real snakes, real bears, and real scenes of running up and down a mountain for 13 hours," she says of the production of Games.

So was she a fan before she was cast? Absolutely, Jennifer admits.

"I had read the books before I even knew I would be auditioning for the movie, and was a huge fan of the material ... Katniss is an incredible character: she’s a hunter but not a killer, a 16-year-old who’s being forced into the arena. These kids are killing one another only because if they don’t they’ll die. It’s needless, pointless, unjustified violence. It’s heartbreaking. When I auditioned, I told [director] Gary [Ross], “I understand if you don’t hire me, but please remember that after Katniss shoots a bow and kills someone, her face cannot be badass.” So there’s nothing cool about her. It’s not like she looks around the arena and goes, Yeah, I got this. I think she looks around helplessly, and thinks, I made a promise to my sister that I would survive; now I have to kill in order to do so."
Hunger Games will hit theaters in March of 2012. Get ready.



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  • mileyismylife

    Jennifer is perection, complete and utter perfection

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  • TheRealMMK

    and Woody Harrelson is also perfect as Haymitch! :D

  • Raquelle

    I luv Cato 2! I rly don't care if he's violent or not. He's totes HOT!!!!! I cried when Cato died....he was my fave

  • silvertiara1

    That is so awesome........ wish I go to your movie theater!

  • beckie414

    @hungergamesyesplease... this could be the whole Rue situation where she steals the backpack of Tribute 1 (Marvel) after she kills him. Plus, I think I saw another picture with her in the arena with an orange backpack.

  • Zaina

    is it weird that i like Cato, i no he is bad and all but he lookin good! Cant wait for the movie!!

  • Marie

    RUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im gonna cry when she dies...

  • Marie

    awwww! probably right before the arena

  • Erica Ogruk
    Erica Ogruk

    I can't wait to see they do the Ceaser Flickerman interviews and the partwhere Katniss makes an alliance with Rue.

  • Sepia830

    My son who never reads starting reading the first book. Some days later we were at the movies and when I came out of the bathroom he was standing there grinning like an idiot. It turns out that Jennifer Lawrence had also just come out of the bathroom and walked right past him on her way in to see the new Mission Impossible movie. What a great reward for reading.

  • Sepia830

    Awww...Hey Rue.

  • Laura

    I watched this little snippet like 100 times! Still makes me happy! ... I need a life :/

  • Christine

    Lenny Kravitz is perfect for Cinna. Just as I pictured him.

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    I'm hard to catch..

  • Christopher

    Gale, in his velvet sole'd leather boots.

  • Zaina

    Can't Waitt for the Movie!!i!!

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  • Mojo

    Katniss, the girl on fire!

  • Mojo

    The reaping! :o *excited*

  • Mojo

    I'm so excited!! I hope it's as good as the book! :D

  • Alex Larsen
    Alex Larsen

    Looks like it'll be more like Battle Royale, than Twilight.

  • danielleakame

    cant wait! book was great!