Jennifer Lawrence Does Not Take Her Role As Katniss Lightly

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Jennifer Lawrence has opened up about being cast as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, the most sought-after role of the year. The Academy Award nominee completely understands the fan loyalty and the love people have for the character, and proves that she’s a super-fan too, calling the books “a masterpiece.”

Lawrence tells Entertainment Weekly, “I couldn’t be happier about being a part of Hunger Games and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don’t take it lightly.”  When asked what other kick-ass movie heroines Katniss reminds her of, Lawrence said “Sigourney Weaver’s “Ripley” in Alien is the first that comes to mind.”

Lawrence seems to be aware that she’s a controversial casting choice and sounds committed to the role. “I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins‘ masterpiece,” she said.

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