Jennifer Lawrence Claim So Audacious Magazine Scrambles To Delete Post

Variety magazine had their hands full after actress Jennifer Lawrence came under an onslaught of criticism.

Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series, claims that she was the first female to lead as an action star.

“I remember when I was doing ‘Hunger Games,’ nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work. We were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead,” she told Viola Davis.

Variety never countered Lawrence’s claim and posted the quote; however, after a flood of criticism, they deleted the clip.

Angelia Jolie would beg to differ. She starred as an action hero in three movies well before Katniss hit the silver screen.

Jolie solo starred in Tomb Raider in 2001, Tomb Raider 2 in 2003, and Salt in 2010.

Lawrence may also want to remember Sigourney Weaver, who blew audiences away in 1979 in Aliens. Jennifer is so young she probably forgot about Uma Thurman in the Kill Bill Series as well.

Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Movie

The now 32 actresses also complained that she was pressured to lose weight. Producers didn’t pressure her to lose weight for looks. They wanted her to diet because the character was being starved by the elites and needed to fight to survive. Since Katniss was being starved in the books, they wanted Jennifer to look the part.

She refused.

Lawrence, 20, at the time refused.

“Along with me being young and growing and not able to be on a diet, I don’t know if I want all of the girls who are going to dress up as Katniss to feel like they can’t because they’re not a certain weight,” she said. “And I can’t let that seep into my brain either.”

Imagine how silly the movie Castaway would have looked if Tom Hanks didn’t drop 55 pounds.


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