It opened just over a week ago and has already grossed more than $250 million worldwide. So, are we all still hungry for “The Hunger Games“? I know I am. Having ventured out on opening weekend to catch a glimpse of the film’s hype, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it didn’t stray from Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book. In short, the film didn’t disappoint, nor did protagonist Katniss Everdeen, played by the talented Jennifer Lawrence.
Lawrence is hugely refreshing both as an actress a celebrity. Throughout the film, I kept thinking how strong and vibrant she looked when compared to the usually gaunt look of other onscreen ingenues. She’s all cheeks and curves! Go figure!
Aside from her huge blockbuster success, the 21-year-old Oscar nominee is also garnering some major attention for her outspoken interviews. If the April 12 issue of Rolling Stone is any indication, Lawrence makes quite an impression in person, too–let alone on the magazine’s cover set in the California desert.
Take, for example, her first meeting with “Hunger Games” co-star Woody Harrelson, who plays the washed-up drunk and former games champion Haymitch. Harrelson tells the magazine, “I was on my bus, and on my bus I have a yoga swing. Jennifer comes on, and she goes, ‘Hi, Woody. I’m J–is that a sex swing?’ Her first sentence to me.”
The candid interview features other quotable gems by Hollywood’s hottest starlet. Details range from Lawrence’s peeing prowess (“I’m the fastest pee-er ever. I’m famous for it.”) to her fascination with catheters, zombies and the apocalypse, as well as a propensity for naked greetings. Clearly, Lawrence isn’t your typical Tinseltown bombshell. She’s a sharp-tongued beauty who refuses to take herself too seriously, which only makes her more endearing to fans like me.
Have you seen “The Hunger Games” yet? What did you think of Lawrence’s Katniss?