Jennifer had earned an Oscar nomination for the small-seen indie “Winter’s Bone” and was a fanboy fave thanks to her turn as Mystique in the “X Men” movies.
But it was Katniss Everdeen.
Not long after finishing the first of the four “Hunger Games” films, Lawrence auditioned for “Silver Linings Playbook.” She went to earn a Best Actress Oscar for playing the no nonsense Tiffany and nabbed the starring role.
Lawrence credits her unbelievable run of succeeding, which contains another Oscar nod for 2013’s “American Hustle,” to her never say die work ethic. Let others holiday; Lawrence keeps her nose to the grindstone.
“Lawrence actually just think of myself as a working girl,” says the performer. “I only go from set to establish and work … There have not been numerous times when I truly could have adored time off but I was quite conscious of how overwhelming the [‘Hunger Games’] pictures are and [indelible] this character is.
I believe she is the finest female character. So I wished to keep working so folks could see me [play] other characters, and understand the other things that I could do.”
Having a firm of rebels headed by Gale (Hemsworth), Katniss makes her approach to the Capitol, sidestepping bobby-stuck “pods” capable of unleashing fire, bullets and tides of oil. But as UK’s Guardian newspaper noted, “Katniss still locates herself nagged by uncertainty: in the warmth of war, the side she is fighting for no longer appears that distinct from your tyranny she constantly expected to overthrow.”
With “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two” in theatres, Lawrence is in a brooding mood, ready to look back on the show that has touched a chord with a lot of moviegoers.
“I’ve a sense of achievement, which I believe will [improve] when the movie eventually comes out,” says the performer. “I did not actually feel [so sad saying good-bye to Katniss.] But I think that when the film’s finally out and ended and everything is formally done, it’ll be quite weird.