The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen is the perfect antidote to Twilight’s mostly inert and helpless Bella. Here was a teen female heroine who actually kicked ass!
It takes a special actress to pull that off, but Jennifer Lawrence (previously nominated for an Oscar for Winter’s Bone) hit the bullseye, and no surprise that our readers gave her the Hot in Hollywood nod for Favorite Movie Actress.
Lawrence was strong, confident, perfectly capturing the character that fans of the books had come to love. She was believably hesitant around Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), truly seeming to have no idea of “the effect she can have.” She made you believe she was a deadly shot as an archer (a skill the actress diligently studied for the role). And her Katniss was gutwrenchingly crushed at the death of her young companion in the Games, 12-year-old Rue.
But the neatest trick? Spinning around in that CGI flame dress with aplomb. You keep on twirling, girl. We can’t wait to see you in the sequel, Catching Fire, out next year.
Source: After Elton