• Thu, Oct 13 2011

The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence Could’ve Played Bella In Twilight

Twihards and Tributes don’t seem to get along, so here’s a revelation that might cause all-out war: Jennifer Lawrence, who we know as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movie, originally auditioned to play Bella Swan in Twilight. It’s difficult to imagine that, since she imbues her roles with so much personality and Bella is famously bland, but it turns out that Jennifer is actually a Twihard herself:

“I love the Twilight books. I’m not even ashamed to say it, they are like methamphetamine to me. So when I heard Kristen Stewart say, ‘I only read the first one,’ I was like, ‘Oh man,’ because she wasn’t a huge fan of the books.”

Them’s fighting words, am I right?

Of course, Twilight‘s loss is our gain: As NextMovie points out, being part of this global phenomenon means that Jennifer wouldn’t have worked her way up through indie movies like Winter’s Bone – an Academy Award nomination trumps the Twilight franchise’s revenue — and gotten Lionsgate’s attention for Hunger Games.

It’s just a hilarious happenstance, since sadly the two fandoms are so at odds with each other. Just think—in a parallel universe, Twihards still would’ve grumbled about Jennifer Lawrence, but instead of it being because they don’t like Katniss as a protagonist, it’d be out of jealousy that Jen was kissing Robert Pattinson.

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