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Jennifer Lawrence as Hunger Games' Katniss - FIRST LOOK

Jennifer Lawrence as Hunger Games' Katniss - FIRST LOOK

Check out this first shot of Jennifer Lawrence as the Hunger Games‘ heroine, Katniss Everdeen!

The 20-year-old actress opened up to EW about taking on the role of the District 12 tribute.

“I knew that as soon as I said yes, my life would change,” Jennifer said. “And I walked around an entire day thinking ‘It’s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven’t said yes yet, it’s not too late.’”

“I love this story,” Jennifer added, “and if I had said no, I would regret it every day.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss?

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60 Responses to “Jennifer Lawrence as Hunger Games' Katniss - FIRST LOOK”

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  1. 1
    cara Says:

    gorgeous! the perfect katniss!

  2. 2
    Wes Says:

    Wow she actually looks good :)

  3. 3
    lm Says:


  4. 4
    Merson Says:

    Jennifer is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. I love her. She’s a really sweet girl.

  5. 5
    Stella Says:

    I hope she will play an action heroine one day or at least have one little fight in a movie. Just let her kick a guy in the groin or something.

  6. 6
    lovelydee Says:

    She looks gorgeous.

  7. 7
    Jamie Says:

    Nope. Too old to play Katniss.
    Can we see Josh Hutcherson with blonde hair next? That should be interesting.

  8. 8
    lauren Says:

    Im sorry to burst your bubbles (and im inevitably gonna get thumbed down for this) But this is a photo of her as Katniss and so therefore heavily photoshopped. No dis-respect to the girl, and im not saying its a bad thing, but she’s quite big boned and has an athletic build so i doubt she’ll ever get to the physique of Katniss. Her hair can be dyed, but the skin tone in the pic is again down to hollywoods good old friend photoshop.i doubt it will look like that in the film.
    I’m not saying she’s a bad actress, i’ve never seen her work and as im no oscar winner myself, its not like im in a place to judge. but aesthetically, something about this girl doen’t fit with Katniss,

  9. 9
    Sabrina Says:

    Great but still not like I saw Katniss. But I’m sure Jennifer Lawrence will make it looks good, she’s an amazing and talented actress. I trust her for that.

  10. 10
    Laki Says:

    “I knew that as soon as I said yes, my life would change,” Jennifer said. “And I walked around an entire day thinking ‘It’s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven’t said yes yet, it’s not too late.’”

    This makes her sound a bit conceited,I’m sure saying No was not on her shortlist of answers.
    One of the most coveted roles in Hollywood that skyrockets her onto the A-list.Secures her financially for life.And it has sequels.

    She seems like a nice girl,and I like her.But the position of has-it-all-but-still-whines has been filled by Kristen Stewart.
    Don’t become Kristen Stewart,Jennifer.

  11. 11
    scc Says:

    i approve.

  12. 12
    Keilee Says:

    She’s Mystique in the Xmen prequel. I think that ould qualify as an action movie. mystique was always pretty aggressive

  13. 13
    elle Says:

    Wow. Talk about perfect. She also has an Oscar nod. Perfect for the role.

  14. 14
    di Says:

    If the wooden Kristen Stewart was considered alright to play Bella which ruined the franchise for me ,Jennifer who is a real actress will definitely rock as katniss. These minor things will be taken care of. When you see her on the screen you will love it.

  15. 15
    TinyDancer Says:

    @Laki: Christ, Laki, cut her a break. She’s not whining. She’s just acknowledging that her life would change if she took a big film like this. And she’s right. If she had taken an indie film it’s unlikely you would have posted that judgemental comment about her being “conceited” and “whining.” The girl was Oscar nominated, I’m sure she had a lot of offers coming her way, including other indie films like the ones she’s known for. She had doubts, she’s a HUMAN. Just because she didn’t act the way you would have doesn’t mean she is “whining” or is full of herself.

  16. 16
    ME Says:

    Meh. Still not feeling it. She looks too old.

  17. 17
    ME Says:


    I think she’s getting ahead of herself to be honest. I don’t think this film series success is guaranteed. There’s still a really good chance the first film will flop and they won’t bother to make the rest a la His Dark Materials.

    I liked the books, but I’m not so attached that I will be upset if the rest don’t get made. I’m also not anticipating the film too much. When I see that first trailer, that’s when I will know for sure that I want to see this.
    They haven’t convinced me yet. A lot of the casting is questionable.

  18. 18
    invisigothds Says:


    I guess you’ve never had your picture taken by a good photographer. You’d be amazed at what they can do with camera angles. I don’t think she’s been photoshopped in that way. I don’t know if they gave her darker skin or anything else, but I don’t think they manipulated the picture to make her look skinnier.

  19. 19
    Brainy box Says:

    GROSS!!!!! NEXT!!!!!

  20. 20
    Laki Says:

    In a free-wheeling interview, Lawrence describes her first encounter with Ross last winter, during the height of Oscar season. “He was asking me what the experience was like,” she recalls, “and I just kind of opened up and said, ‘I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.’ And we both started laughing because that’s exactly what it’s like for Katniss in the Capitol. She was a girl who’s all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like, ‘Oh, no, I don’t belong here.’”(taken from


  21. 21
    alice Says:

    Now I’ve actually seen her as Katniss, well I STILL don’t see it :X

  22. 22
    Sandra Says:

    If Emma Watson could get away with blond perfectly curled ringlets for Hermione, when it called for brown bushy hair, the audience will forget a small flaw like not being small boned, which is really subjective anyways, especially when she is also described as a warrior and fighter in the same breath.

  23. 23
    Abby Says:

    She looks really good with dark hair. But shouldn’t her hair be longer? I think she’ll make a good Katniss but I still think she’s too old. She could never pass for a 16 year old in this pic. I think they could have found an actress who would act and also LOOK 16. Even if they didn’t want to really get a 16 year old (for legal working reasons) they could have alteast got one who looked 16.

  24. 24
    Team Skit Says:

    she looks great…can’t wait to see i been eating subs all week..LOL…i got this $100 card from Subway just 4 giving them a damn email

  25. 25
    Keilee Says:

    How is that whining????????? Shes 20, shes still pretty young, she did a movie, a beautiful heartbreaking independent movie thatshe was always worried people wouldnt see because she thought the story that was told, the lives these people had should be seen, should be shared and suddenly BAM she gets nominated for everything under the sun, and she should have won the oscar by rights, she was far far better than Portman and shes pulled into this whirlwind of red carperts and makeup and dresses and suddenly everyone wanting to know your nameand be close to the rising star and thats scary and exciting and OTT and shes sharing how that made her feel and thats WHINING? where do you get off?
    I assume youve read the books, so her experience IS like Katniss, but I assume you dont think the chapters devoted to Katniss thoughts of her ‘team’ of the oddness of these people speaking a language she doesnt really follow, the concept of faashion and finding her place within that world whining?
    You really need to grow up and learn the difference between sharing an expericnce, sharing how she can relate, what she can draw on to enbody a character, and someone whining. cos what youre doing all over this thread is whining. you dont like Jennifer. i bet shes crying into her wheaties about it, shes a phenomenal actress, successful and yeah, signing onto something this big that has such potential IS life changing ESPECIALLY if it doesnt go well, because of all the crap like you suddenly turning on her. GROW UP

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