We have a problem. Or I should say Jennifer Lawrence has a problem. Someone snapped photos of The Hunger Games star meeting with her Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. As someone who’s supposed to be preparing for her role as a tortured hero responsible for inspiring an uprising, she looks far too healthy. She’s practically radiating in these photos.
If she wants to impress critics this time, she’s got to lose this happy-go-lucky glow that’s surrounded her since The Hunger Games broke box office records and launched her into international stardom. Last time reviewers blasted her for her healthy body and her general not-starving look. How could we possibly believe she grew up as a malnourished child in a third world district if she’s not actually malnourished? It’s like hello Jennifer Lawrence, just stop eating. And doing whatever else it is you do to look so happy.
In the next movie Katniss Everdeen must once again go against all the odds and try to survive the impossible. She needs to look ragged, rundown, tired, anemic, lethargic. Like the woman in the allergy commercials before she meets the Nasonex bee. I just don’t think not eating will be enough for this sequel.
After her shocking decision not to look emaciated in The Hunger Games, I think she needs to go all out this time. Perhaps she could spend sometime in an actual third world country. Join a child army. Spend some time on the front line of a war. Do something that will turn her into the hardened character that Katniss becomes in Catching Fire.
She owes us and she owes Panem and she owes Josh Hutcheron. The guy dyed his hair to play Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games. The least she can do is drop half her body weight.
(Photo: J Lawrence Brasil)