Jennifer Lawrence Was Unsure About Katniss Role.
Jennifer Lawrence reveals that she was unsure about taking on the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
The popular novel comes to the big screen this week and there is a lot of hype and expectation surrounding the movie.
But Lawrence admits that she was a little skeptical that one of her favourite books would not be ruined when it was made into a film.
However upon meeting director Gary Ross she realised that the story was in safe hands.
Speaking to Moviefone the actress said: “When I read them, it was before there was any talk of the movie or anything, so I definitely didn’t picture myself.
“That would be slightly narcissistic, anyway. By the time there were talks of the movie, I was so turned off by the idea – because we’ve watched so many people destroy our favourite books [by turning them into movies].
“There was interest in me for it, so I had a meeting with Gary Ross, and just loved everything he was saying.
“I knew the movie was being made by people who are fans of the book and wanted to stay true to its story, and understood that it’s a sad story, not a cool action flick.”
The Hunger Games is set to be one of the biggest movies of 2012 and will make Lawrence an even bigger star.
The Hunger Games is released 23rd March.