If you woke up feeling extra hungry this morning, you weren’t alone. It’s a feeling that many Hunger Games fans felt as they awoke on this magical morning, the morning that Catching Fire starts filming. The morning when all our friends – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth – reunite and rekindle our fantasises for a post-apocalyptic world dominated by the televised murder of innocent children.
I personally woke up ravenous, with a new desire to go out into the world and hunt for my own breakfast. Full fridge be damned.
Unfortunately I quickly learned that hunting for fat-free plain yogurt isn’t as fun as one may think. Mostly becuase when you shoot an arrow into a yogurt container, it becomes much harder to contain.
But we all learn valuable lessons in life. Just like the lesson Jennifer Lawrence shared this weekend about learning not to be snobby about getting cast in a large studio film.
While promoting Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend, she talked about how she almost turned down the role of Katniss Everdeen.
GASP. CHOKE. HEART ATTACK.HAIRBALL.
The 22-year-old actress said she had envisioned remaining where she started, in smaller independent films, and that “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.”
After three days of deciding whether or not to make the worst decision of her entire life, she mother knocked some well-needed sense into her head.
“She was like, `You’re being a hypocrite, because you always say you don’t care about the size of the movies.’ Because when I was doing indies, everybody was always like, `Why don’t you ever do a studio?’ I’d say, `Because I don’t care about the size of the movie. I care about the story,’” Lawrence said. “And my mom was like, `Now you have a story you like, and you’re not going to do it because of the size.’
And as well all know now, she took the role of Katniss Everdeen, redefined the definition of the braid and subjected her healthy body to the insane Hunger Games critics who insisted she looked far too well fed to be considered malnourished.
But for a brief moment there, my entire world turned upside down at the thought of another actress playing the role of Katniss Everdeen. A role that J.Law fits so well now that any other possibility seems absolutely preposterous.
So while I apologize for telling you such a horribly scary story on a Monday morning, I just wanted to remind you how lucky we are that Jen’s mom saw the potential in her taking the role of Katniss Everdeen.
(Photo: Pacific Coast News)