JENNIFER LAWRENCE admitted to celebrity news that she almost rejected the offer to become the lead actress on the “The Hunger Games.”
Good thing she changed her mind!
Majority of the books’ fans could no longer imagine any other actress other than the stunning Jennifer Lawrence playing the bow-wielding Katniss Everdeen in the silver screen but the actress admits that she almost didn’t star in “The Hunger Games” at all.
During the promotion of her new romantic film, “Silver Linings Playbook,” at the Toronto International Film Festival—where Kristen Stewart also made her first red carpet appearance in months—Jennifer recalled pondering for three days before agreeing to play the lead role in the first movie adaptation of Suzanne Collin‘s book series.
“Just saying yes to this one thing could completely change my life, and I don’t know if it’s going to be for the better.”
Fearing the worst about mega stardom, in spite of already starring in another big franchise film, “X-Men: First Class,” Jennifer also recalled her mom telling her:
“You’re being a hypocrite, because you always say you don’t care about the size of the movies.”
Jennifer then remembered telling people that she didn’t care about the size of the movie because she “[cared] about the story,” but her mom pointed out the irony:
“Now you have a story you like, and you’re not going to do it because of the size.”
But Jennifer explained:
“The truth was, in the bottom of my heart, I wanted to do it. I wanted to play this character. I was scared of the aftermath, but you can’t say no to things because you’re scared. You just have to go for it.”
Looks like she no longer regrets taking the leap, which happened to be one of her biggest life-changing career choices.
Now, she’s set to start filming the second installment, “Catching Fire,” on Monday and then the third and last installment, “Mockingjay,” which Jennifer also doubts about—since it will be divided into two films—until she “heard how much money [she] would be getting.”
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