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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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  • Toni

    I think shes a little old for katniss, but im glad their not making someone like kristen stewart be katniss.
    i dont know jennifers work but im sure shell do fine, i just hope that they dont photoshop her that much in the movies, katniss isnt supposed to look amazing! she supposed to look tired and worn out most of the time

  • tia

    You know guys – I realize Jen may seem a little old or “big boned”, but it’s not all about the looks – it’s about the person. And if you watch the interviews, and the clips from her films, etc. you can see why they picked her – because she IS Katniss. They say the thing that won her the part, was when she sat down with Gary Ross and said, “I understand if you don’t want me, but just know that the first time Katniss kills someone in the arena, her face can’t be badass. It has to be broken.” Jen is Katniss, and you have to understand that no matter who they cast, some people might not like it, and they wouldn’t be able to look like how every single person imagined. Its too late to change it, and she’s a lot better than many of the options out there, so suck it up. When the movie comes out, you’ll see why the picked her. Because no matter how she may look, she IS Katniss.

  • tia


    But Josh acts exactly like him. Go on YouTube and look up some interviews. He’s the best Peeta ever.

  • tia


    The Hunger Games is going to big. Its not Twilight – it has something called a plot, character development, and a message that will leave the audience stunned.

  • tia


    Disagree. Emma has Hermione’s personnality through and through.

  • J.C Kali

    Just because Jennifer doesn’t really look like Katniss doesn’t mean she’ll be bad. I think she will be great – who cares? I thought looks didn’t matter? At least she tried to look like her… And plus, don’t they have Suzanne helping create the movie to?

  • A.

    I don’t see why looking older should be a problem. Katniss has been through a lot in the books, what makes her more mature and she might be older looking then 16 herself. None of us can see what Katniss looked like in Suzanne Collins mind. And besides, some 16-year-olds look way older than their actual age.

  • alex

    her skin isnt dark enough, and she looks too old.

  • Lila


    I completely agree. With everything you said. Same with Josh. If you watch his interviews, he IS Peeta. Collins said that even if he had wings and purple skin, they would have found a way around it because he was PERFECT. I hate how all these people say they hate the casting because they only care about how the actors LOOK, not how they actually ACT. Do you really want look a like horrible actors, or great actors who don’t look exactly like the characters?

  • meh

    I think they kinda wanted an actress who looked/is older than 16 just to show the burden of being a citizen in the destricts of Panem and all that she went through in the Games… ya know, like for me, in my OWN opinion, I pictured Katniss like this, mature and doesn’t even look 16. Trust me I know that some people look older than they are, I’m one of them. I think Jennifer Lawrence can do it. Let’s just give her a chance peeps :) OH and I just really hope that this is not another Twilight thing where there’s team “Peeta” and team “Gale”
    Pls people none of that.