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.
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!