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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
“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