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“It was my blunder and it came out wrong”: Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes For Claiming Herself to Be First Female Action Lead, Confesses She Disrespected Real Legends

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After a short break from acting, Jennifer Lawrence made a comeback with Causeway. The Hollywood star again received praise for her outstanding performance in the 2022 drama. However, the X-Men star got into a mess, as she spoke her mind on Variety’s Actors on Actors with the Oscar-winning star Viola Davis. Lawrence, 32, shared her experience working on the science fiction franchise, Hunger Games. She also praised Davis for Woman King saying that was the best movie she had seen this year.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012)

Lawrence then went on to claim that she was the first actress to feature as a lead in an action movie. Fans were not so sure about the Causeway star’s claim and started calling her out saying that there have been numerous female stars who featured as the lead in action movies.

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Jennifer Lawrence Claims to be the Pioneer for Female Leads in Action Movies

During her appearance on Actors on Actors with Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence claimed to be the first female actor to feature as a lead in an action movie. The Mother star shared her experience working on the franchise Hunger Games and her insecurities.

As the Woman King star praised Lawrence for her performances, the Joy star said, “I remember when I was doing Hunger Games nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work.”

Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence sit for Variety interview
Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence on Variety’s Actors on Actors

She then shared that she was told that “girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead.” The Serena star then said that she feels so happy every time she sees a movie that “blows through every one of those beliefs.”

She also said that these are just some tactics to keep certain people away from these roles and movies, and just keep them in the same position they’ve always been in.

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Jennifer Lawrence Accepts She Made a Blunder

Jennifer Lawrence’s claim to be the first female lead in an action film did not go well with many. The Dive star received a huge backlash on Twitter. People started pointing out that there have been multiple female actors who featured in title roles in action films, such as Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton in popular franchises like Alien and Terminator.

Jennifer Lawrence in Causeway
Jennifer Lawrence in Causeway

Lawrence clarified her comment and accepted that she made a blunder in a following interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The Mockingjay star said, “That’s certainly not what I meant to say at all.”

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Lawrence then accepted that she is not the only woman to ever lead an action film and she only wanted to share how good she felt to star in a franchise like that.

Jennifer Lawrence got famous for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise.
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games

And I meant that with Viola — to blow past these old myths that you hear about … about the chatter that you would hear around that kind of thing,” Jennifer Lawrence said. She also accepted that it was her blunder and that it came out wrong before adding, “I had nerves talking to a living legend.”

The Bad Blood star also shared why she decided to clarify the comment. Recalling one of her past comments the actor said that she did not feel the need to clarify because she “felt that one was ridiculous.” However, considering the subject matter of this comment, she wanted to clarify it.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.