Jennifer and the rest of the tribute cast had a little photoshoot with vanity fair where she talks a lot about The Hunger Games.
Tell me about how you got to be involved in this project.
I had read the books before I even knew I would be auditioning for the movie, and was a huge fan of the material. Actually, my mom read them first and thought it was an incredible role and story. She did the same thing with Winter’s Bone, so she must be a clairvoyant, or just has really great taste. Katniss is an incredible character: she’s a hunter but not a killer, a 16-year-old who’s being forced into the arena. These kids are killing one another only because if they don’t they’ll die. It’s needless, pointless, unjustified violence. It’s heartbreaking. When I auditioned, I told [director] Gary [Ross], “I understand if you don’t hire me, but please remember that after Katniss shoots a bow and kills someone, her face cannot be badass.” So there’s nothing cool about her. It’s not like she looks around the arena and goes, Yeah, I got this. I think she looks around helplessly, and thinks, I made a promise to my sister that I would survive; now I have to kill in order to do so.
Do you worry at all about the film becoming a massive phenomenon in the way ofTwilight—and what that will mean for your personal and professional life?
I try not to think too much about it. Hunger Games is not Twilight, and while I hear the comparisons, it’s really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon. I’m so proud of the work we did on the film—Gary and the entire cast and crew were amazing, and I can’t wait for it to be brought to life because I think it’s an important story. If it does become a crazy phenomenon, I’ll soak up my freedom now!
Do you think the film will do justice in the eyes of the books’ fans?
What has been the most interesting or challenging experience you’ve had on this project?
The fact that it didn’t feel like filming a movie. When we were filming in the woods, it didn’t have that Hollywood gloss—it was real snakes, real bears, and really scenes of running up and down a mountain for 13 hours.
Like Crazy hits theaters for the US today but if you live in the UK the release date is the 3rd of February 2012.Jennifer stars along side Anton Yelchin (Jacob) and Felicity Jones (Anna), Jennifer plays Sam and the plot goes like this:
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Lionsgate has released the official synopsis for The Hunger Games and for the fans who were worried that they would base it on these ‘Team Gale’ and ‘Team Peeta’ but it seems they havent which is great! Read the synopsis below:
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Okay there have been a few set pictures of Jennifer on her movie with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro; The Silver Linings Playbook.I promise I will update them soon!
Also Lionsgate have released new character posters for Jennifer’s movie The Hunger Games where Jennifer plays 16 year old Katniss Everdeen
Jennifer’s Like Crazy and The Beaver co-star Anton Yelchin says how much of a powerful person that he thinks Jennifer is and that he got to see first hand,
“I was training for a film called ‘Odd Thomas’ that I was doing at the same gym Jen was training [at for] the bow stuff and all the running,” Yelchin told MTV News recently. “I got to see her and talk to her. I think she’s amazing, and she’s a good friend of mine.”
And after checking out the “Hunger Games” teaser, Yelchin had firsthand knowledge of what it took for Lawrence to become Katniss. He was impressed, but not surprised.
“When I saw Jen, it was different kinds of physical training she was going through, like running training,” he said. “She’s such a powerful person. She can do anything she puts her mind to. If she needs to transform for something, she’ll transform. If she needs to learn how to kill you with the bow, she’ll do that. She’ll do anything she needs to do.”
IFC had an article on Elizabeth Olsen and how she’s the new ‘it girl’ and how Jennifer’s Winters Bone co-star John Hawkes got the same vibe from Olsen as he did from Jennifer.
“It’s fantastic,” he told IFC. “It’s vindicating as well, when you’re working with someone who’s a powerhouse, a young person who just out of the blue is a surprise. It’s been a real gift to be part of these young women’s journeys, and it’s really rewarding.”
When Hawkes was shooting “MMMM,” “Winter’s Bone” was yet to be released, but according to him, “I had this flashback feeling … the same joy and the same amazement in working with her. I was reminded of Jennifer.” (Hawkes, by the way, plays Elizabeth’s cult leader in the film).
The Times Herald got a sneak peak of The Silver Linings Playbook shooting in Norristown. The crew and the main star Bradley Cooper were filming at Norristown State Hospital all day yesterday.
For those who don’t know the movie is a dark comedy about a former teacher who, after spending four years in a mental institution, moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
The movie boasts other Hollywood bigwigs, including Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker. It was unclear whether those celebrities were shooting at the hospital Monday, but Cooper was on hand to shoot several scenes of his character inside the building.
Jennifer has been put in the hottest 25 celebrities that are under 25. The list also includes people like Blake Lively, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Emma Stone.
Some names you’ve heard already, like Blake Lively and Emma Stone, but there’s a few who are just on the cusp of really hitting the big time. Take, for example, Elizabeth Olsen. Sure, she’s got serious pedigree (she’s the sister of Ashley and Mary-Kate), but she’s breaking out this year and has some serious Oscar buzz in her favor. Also, get ready for a whole lot of Jennifer Lawrence — and her Hunger Games castmates Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth — once the sure-to-be-blockbuster film is released in 2012.
After her critically acclaimed role in “Winter’s Bone,” Jennifer Lawrence, 21, further showcased her acting skills as Raven in this summer’s smash, X-Men: First Class. The Oscar-nominated actress will next play the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” in March 2012.
Jennifer’s up coming movie; The Silver Linings Playbook’ have already started to film. Jennifer’s co-star Bradley Cooper was spotted in his water proof jacket as his filmed the movie yesterday.
The movie follows the story of a former teacher, who moves in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife after spending four years in a mental institution.
The flick has a strong cast that includes Goodfellas star Robert De Nero and X-Men: First Class actress Jennifer Lawrence.
So we might get to see some set pictures soon with Jennifer!
Onlocationvactions.com have an article about Jennifer’s new movie ‘The Silver linings playbook’ will be filming in Madison Ave, Upper Darby, PA
filming on the S. 200 block of Madison Ave in Upper Darby, PA, possibly as soon as next week. They will be filming interior and exterior shots to two homes on the block, which are already being painted and prepped for the shoot.
The movie, which is based on the novel by Matthew Quick, and is about a former high school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who is committed to a mental institution for depression. When he is released, he tries to win back his ex-wife but ends up falling for his neighbor (Jennifer Lawrence) instead.
Lionsgate launched facebook pages for every district and posted individual posters for some of them. Check them all in the gallery, plus a behind the scenes photo of Jennifer I forgot to post earlier:
Not that different from the first one there’s another still of Jennifer in “Like Crazy”. Hopefully we’ll get something “new” soon:
Like Crazy won best feature at the Twin Cities film festival. In the movie Jennifer plays Sam along side Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. Jennifer was not at the awards but its still a brilliant win!
The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards announced that Felicity Jones will be recognized with the “New Hollywood Award” at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24, 2011. The same award was previously given to Academy Award® nominees Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER’S BONE) and Gabourey Sidibe (PRECIOUS).
CNN has wrote an article that has quite a bit on the hunger games and a little on Jennifer:
When Lionsgate announced that Jennifer Lawrence had been cast to play Katniss, both fans and critics questioned the choice, believing she was too old, too blond and too pretty to play a ruthless warrior. However, if her success in “Winter’s Bone” and “X-Men: First Class” is any indication of her range, Lawrence has the potential to nail this role and pave the way for kick-butt female heroines.
Jacki Weaver is set to star in The Silver Lining Playbook next to Jennifer and Bradley Cooper. The Animal Kingdom star is set to play Bradley Cooper’s mother
“former high school teacher (Cooper) who is institutionalized for depression and is released from a health facility determined to find the silver linings in his life. He tries to win back his ex-wife but becomes involved with an eccentric neighbor (Lawrence) with problems of her own.
Weaver will play Cooper’s mother, who takes care of him.”