Jennifer Lawrence is “so good it’s silly” in The Hunger Games, says the movie’s director.
The actress plays Katniss Everdeen in the highly-anticipated film helmed by Gary Ross. The director is full of praise for 21-year-old Jennifer and believes she is one of the most talented stars to emerge in recent years.
“She is so good, it’s silly. Seriously, I just want to write her parents a thank-you letter for creating Jennifer Lawrence,” Gary told MTV News. “Once a generation, you find this kind of talent.”
The director has promised fans will be kept entertained throughout The Hunger Games. The movie is based on the young adult adventure series written by Suzanne Collins. It takes places in a futuristic time where poor districts must select children to fight to the death on live television until only one remains.
Jennifer’s character Katniss volunteers to take her younger sister’s place when she is chosen to compete.
Gary insists he couldn’t ever choose a favourite scene from the film, because there are so many he enjoys watching.
“I’m not being coy in this answer; it’s really hard for me to say. The stuff she does in the tracker jacker sequence is incredible. The stuff in the cave with Peeta, she’s just remarkable in there,” Gary gushed. “Obviously, from the trailer, you’ve seen what she does in the Reaping, the commitment, and how about the little girl Willow [Shields], who plays Prim? The commitment Jen has, the bravery, the incredible control over what she’s doing, she’s just remarkable.”
The Hunger Games, also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks, will be released worldwide from March 21.