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The odds are ever in Katniss Everdeen’s favor, both in the literary realm and here in our own world.
Jennifer Lawrence was asked during a recent press event whether the character she plays in the Hunger Games film franchise was the inspiration for the actress’ recent real-life essay criticizing Hollywood’s gender-based pay disparity.
“I don’t see how I couldn’t be inspired by this character,” Lawrence replied, according to Reuters. “I mean, I was so inspired by her when I read the books — it’s the reason I wanted to play her.”
“So I think it would be impossible to go four years with this character and not be inspired by her,” the star continued.
Lawrence, who joined her co-stars at a Hollywood ceremony over the weekend to get their hands in cement, added that it was tough for herself as an actress to not want to play the character as a full-fledged revolutionary from the very beginning of the saga.
“I wanted her to be a warrior right away — I wanted her to want to be a leader,” she said. “I had to keep my own personal emotions about her situation out of my performance.”
Director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, the final installment in the hit franchise, lands in theaters on Nov. 20.
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