Marvel Star Jennifer Lawrence Wanted to Reject $2.9B Franchise: “I just assumed it was gonna be like ‘Twilight'”

Marvel Star Jennifer Lawrence Wanted to Reject $2.9B Franchise
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Jennifer Lawrence is an immensely talented actress known for portraying Katniss Everdeen in the blockbuster franchise, The Hunger Games. As Katniss, Lawrence captured audiences with her fierce determination, strength, and vulnerability. She brought depth and complexity to the character, seamlessly embodying Katniss’s struggles, resilience, and evolving leadership. 

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

Lawrence’s performance resonated with viewers as she conveyed Katniss’s journey from a reluctant tribute to a symbol of hope and rebellion. With her undeniable charisma and captivating presence, Lawrence brought the beloved literary character to life, leaving an indelible mark on the franchise and solidifying her status as a versatile and captivating performer. However, she wasn’t convinced about the role at first.

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Jennifer Lawrence Thought It Would Be Like Twilight

During the interview, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she had actually auditioned for the role of Bella in the Twilight series but did not receive a callback. Reflecting on this experience, she contemplated how landing that role would have significantly altered her life. 

Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig in a still from The Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig in a still from The Hunger Games

Drawing a comparison, she expressed that even with her involvement in The Hunger Games, she felt the need to actively take on other film projects to avoid being solely associated with that franchise. Lawrence’s desire to diversify her portfolio and avoid being typecast was evident to the extent that she almost declined the role of Katniss.

“It was so hard to explain to people. It was like, I don’t think you understand this level of fame … I just assumed it was gonna be like ‘Twilight,’ like the ‘Twilight’-level fame, and that was just never something I had in mind … I wanted to do indies, and I wanted to do good films, but I didn’t want to be the most famous person on the planet.”

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Jennifer Lawrence Earned Worldwide Praise For Her Acting

Jennifer Lawrence has earned critical acclaim and widespread recognition for her exceptional performances, which include several Oscar-nominated roles. Her talent and versatility as an actress are evident in the diverse characters she has brought to life on the big screen.

Jennifer Lawrence is best known for Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence

One of her standout performances came in the 2010 film Winter’s Bone, where Lawrence portrayed Ree Dolly, a resilient young woman navigating a dangerous and impoverished environment. Her raw and emotionally charged portrayal earned her the first Academy Award nomination of her career.

However, her role as Tiffany Maxwell in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook propelled her into the spotlight. Lawrence’s presence and impeccable timing alongside co-star Bradley Cooper resulted in an Oscar win for Best Actress. Her portrayal of a complex and troubled character showcased her ability to balance vulnerability and strength with remarkable nuance.


The Hunger Games is available for streaming on Hulu and Fubo TV.

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Source: Slashfilm


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