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Video: Five Reasons Jennifer Lawrence Is the Perfect Katniss For The Hunger Games!

It's official: Jennifer Lawrence has scored the hottest role in Hollywood, Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games! Director Gary Ross and author Suzanne Collins decided that the Academy Award nominee and Winter's Bone star was the perfect pick for the role from the beloved book series. Here are five reasons why we happily agree!

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Chloé14948973 Chloé14948973 3 years
I love how people were not sure about her becoming Katniss Everdeen, but now everyone loves her. She's amazing. I saw her in Winter's bones before The hunger games and I had no doubt she would be an amazing katniss. Btw: hair coloring exists ! :)
carolineishere carolineishere 5 years
I'm sure she's a good actress, but Katniss is petite (Jennifer is 5'7"), and dark haired. They went totally against the physical description in the book. Yes, hair colored can be easily changed, but it seems so much against type here. Of course Collins has to say she's happy with the casting otherwise, she'd look like a jerk. Most of the time, authors have no say in who is cast as their characters.
Bri4everRob Bri4everRob 5 years
#1, She is way to old. #2, she is blond Katniss has black hair. #3, she looks to old to play the role and if they do the other 2 they better do them pretty damn fast, if not film them all at the same time, #4 There are many others who would be better for this role than her. Just one more thing to say, They better pick a good person to play Peeta, He better be gorgeous, breathtaking, and extremely sexy. (Unlike that Gabriel guy who was rumored to play Peeta on imdb.) I will be crossing my fingers about the cast. :fingercrossed:
thiacole thiacole 5 years
Firstly, she's too old for the role! Katniss is 16 and she's 20. Also, if Hunger Games becomes a franchise, she'll be a lot older by the time Mockingjay comes out. Secondly, their number 1 reason is a reason for why she shouldn't play Katniss. Katniss isn't supposed to be blond or pretty and Jenifer is both.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 5 years
Meh, i'm not a huge fan...
noonehere noonehere 5 years
no idea what this movie is about... But she's way too cocky!
lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
I agree with Lauren; I have doubt she'll do a good job, but she doesn't have the look described for Katniss. However, if the author gave her blessing, I'll keep an open mind - now if they could just hurry and cast the rest of the roles perfectly and start shooting! I can't wait for this movie...
Lauren3185 Lauren3185 5 years
Ugh, I think she's a great actress but totally wrong for the role. Peeta is supposed to be the blonde hair blue eyed kid from their district!
Burkina Burkina 5 years
I'm excited for the movie. I'm interested in seeing if she can act or not.
sabs sabs 5 years
I have to admit, I wasn't sure what I thought about this casting, but these points are swaying me a bit. Either way so excited for the film!
Molly-Goodson Molly-Goodson 5 years
Love Jennifer! I know she doesn't exactly fit the bill physically, but I think she'll do a great job.
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