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SciFiNow Exclusive Interview with Jennifer Lawrence for ‘Catching Fire’

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Jennifer Lawrence has recently sat down with an exclusive interview with SciFiNow magazine for her upcoming sequel of ‘The Hunger Games’ which also includes interviews from other casts and director as well. Below are some of the excerpt from the interview with Jennifer.

When she read the script for the first time.

“When I first signed on to it, I expected to have a lot of regrets,” admits the 23-year-old on her decision to break out of independent movies for a big studio spectacular. “But fortunately I haven’t. I am happy I did take the role. [If I hadn’t] I would still probably be able to go to restaurants without becoming a nervous wreck or go to Starbucks and get my own coffee – that would be different. That would be lovely.” 

“Originally it was just reading scripts, talking to directors and making movies,” she recalls, “and then all of a sudden it was like, ‘Oh yeah, you have to wear high heels and make people like you.’ So when I read the book, I was laughing at that, going ‘Yeah, I know how that feels.'” 

“The wedding dress was incredible because it’s stunning, but I’m not good with big dresses – and stairs. I’m so bad”.. 

On playing Katniss in Catching Fire.

“She’s suffering from post-traumatic stress from the first Games, and she’s trying to get her life back. She is living in the Victors’ Village now, she doesn’t have to hunt any more – which makes her feel useless and bored – and there is part of her life that Gale will never understand. Peeta is the only one that truly knows what she went through. And when she has to go back to the Capitol, it’s not a foreign world to her anymore. Not that she likes it, but she understands it now and how to work it.”

Being A Role Model

“In the first movie, when it was obviously being talked about, like, ‘It’s The Hunger Games, you have to lose ten pounds.’ I said ‘We have control over this role model. Why would we make her something unobtainable and thin?’ This is a person that young girls will be looking up to, so why not make her strong? Why not make her beautiful and healthy and fit? I was very adamant about that, because I think that our industry doesn’t take enough responsibility for what it does to our society. I remember what it felt like to be 14 years old, looking at a Victoria’s Secret model and thinking, ‘I’ll never look like that.’ I don’t want to make someone feel like that.”

Thanks to Quarter Quell for the transcript!

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