Comic-Con: Jennifer Lawrence Sends Off 'Hunger Games' Franchise at Hall H
If there was any doubt that Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest female star on the planet, it was erased at Lionsgate’s Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 panel.
Sure, Liam Hemsworth made females swoon with a suave line or two, and Josh Hutcherson proved to be attentive to the fans. But it was Lawrence — charming, funny, disarming and beautiful — who had the audience enraptured.
“I don't remember what your question was but remember thinking that this may possibly answer it,” she said after one answer slowly went off the rails. But the actress was refreshingly candid.
When she was asked if anything from her character, Katniss Everdeen, rubbed off on her, she responded, "Nothing about us is similar. She’s brave and I’m an actress."
When Conan O’Brien, the moderator, said he had questions from social media, the actress, who had nude images of herself hacked and leaked online, sarcastically responded, “My favorite.”
And she seemed to show a genuine love to her co-stars, with their banter revealing a close-knit friendship.
The panel began with a dueling drumline introduction from a local San Diego high school band and featured the premiere of the Mockingjay — Part 2 trailer.
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“You guys camp out, you guys wait, you've been fantastic,” said director Francis Lawrence. “This is for you guys.”
Producer Nina Jacobson promised an emotional end to the journey, for both audiences and the filmmakers alike.
"The end is emotional for all of us," Jacobson said. "We want to deliver the emotion and the politics of it, all the things that [author] Suzanne [Collins] wanted to say. But we don’t want to say good bye to each other. We all wish there were seven or eight books, not just three. It’s a very emotional conclusion. It’s emotional for us, but it will be emotional for the fans.”
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