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. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins’ masterpiece.
She strikes me as a genuine person, even though this is obviously a PR statement. There’s no doubt she’s given a huge amount of herself to these films, and like much of the fandom, I’m very pleased with her output. I guess I’ve felt wary in my way, because she’s primarily an “artsy” actress, and artsy films vs blockbusters are so often pitted against each other, so now she’s a lightning rod for all of that. Not that any of this makes a huge difference, it’s just exacerbating all of my high school feelings of insecurity and cliquishness. So what, few of my favorite film adaptations will ever be fully respected by the mainstream. I can find my own community.
Though I gotta say, something I’ve been thinking about lately, I think Jennifer Lawrence is a better actress in dramas than comedies. Maybe because she’s such a goofy person in real life (going by my outsider perspective again) that her humorous roles come off as more cliche. Just my take.
Since then, their lives have improved greatly. For the five-year anniversary of the film’s Oscar victory, Hollywood Reporter organized a reunion for the six younger actors. All of them are in school — while some want to continue acting, others are looking at other professional careers.
Wow, this is really heartening to read about, especially after some of the actors fell on really hard times. Glad that the film producers have stepped up to the plate.
Because I’m selfish. I’m a coward. I’m the kind of girl who, when she might actually be of use, would run to stay alive and leave those who couldn’t follow to suffer and die.
No wonder I won the games. No decent person ever does.
Everything is happening too fast for me to process it. The warning, the shootings, the recognition that I may have set something of great consequence in motion. The whole thing is so improbable. And it would be one thing if I had planned to stir things up, but given the circumstances… how on earth did I cause so much trouble?
A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre.
On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months later,…
Heard an interview with the author on the Vox Tablet podcast! /signal boost