Hunger Games Exclusive Issue #2 Features Interview with Jennifer Lawrence

Today was a BIG day indeed! In addition to the long-awaited trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 making it’s debut, The Hunger Games Exclusive website also updated with its second issue, which features an interview with Jennifer Lawrence on what it’s like to play Katniss — excerpt below.

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Katniss must feel like an alter ego at this point?

Actually I am nothing like her, but Katniss is a dream character.  She is the reluctant hero.  She is constantly evolving and changing, so even though I play her in four movies, I never get bored. In Mockingjay–Part 1 she has had so many loved ones ripped away from her and she is feeling so much.

How do you play someone who has endured so much strife?

I don’t know.  Maybe it comes from empathy or imagining what that must feel like.  But you can only genuinely feel it for a few takes, then it becomes about remembering and repetition.

What aspects of your own personality do you bring to the character? 

I don’t really feel like there is a lot of myself in Katniss.  I wish I could be somber and serious and brave like her.

For the complete interview with Lawrence, as well as articles on the rebels and alliances, along with a number of new stills, visit HungerGamesExclusive!



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