Jennifer Lawrence is taking heat for saying she’s the first female lead in The Hunger Games.

May the odds always be in Jennifer Lawrence’s favor for the backlash she received for this review.

during the interview for Variety’s “Actors Actors” The series with Viola Davis is 32 years old on Wednesday “The Hunger Games” star declared herself the first woman to direct an action film.

I remember when I was doing The Hunger Games, nobody would ever cast a woman in the lead role in an action movie because it wouldn’t work – because we were told that both girls and boys would identify with a male lead. they said they could, but boys couldn’t. In 2012, she talked about her role as Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of the popular book series.

“And I’m so happy every time I see a movie that comes out that breaks every belief and proves that it’s a lie to keep certain people out of the movies,” Lawrence said of The Hunger. Games’, Davis’ recent film The Queen. “Keeping some people in the position they’ve always been in.”

Jennifer Lawrence rose to fame in the Hunger Games franchise, which debuted in 2012.
Jennifer Lawrence Variety interview
Jennifer Lawrence attends the 13th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards on November 19 at Fairmont Century Plaza.
Sigourney Weaver has starred in the Alien franchise since 1979.

The film franchise made him famous as he starred in all four of the Hunger Games films.

Fans were quick to call Lawrence’s bluff on Twitter, as many actresses had starred in action films long before Lawrence’s 2012 film.

Jennifer Lawrence Variety interview
Jennifer Lawrence claims she was the first woman to star in the 2012 Hunger Games movie.

Fans have highlighted actresses such as Sigourney Weaver, who played Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise starting in 1979; Milla Jovovich as Alice in the Resident Evil films that began in 2002; and Angelina Jolie in the 2001 and 2003 films Tomb Raider.

Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Volume 1 in 2003.
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“Jennifer Lawrence has announced that she is the first woman to star in an action film … Obviously, she has never seen Sigourney Weaver’s Alien,” said journalist David Leavitt. tweetedwhich, in turn, caused Variety to stop following him.

The outlet reportedly even deleted the tweet that quoted Lawrence amid growing controversy the actress became a trending topic on the platform on Wednesday afternoon.

“Of course I’m glad no one told Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton or Uma Thurman this. They’re going to be really upset,” another user addedRefers to Hamilton’s Terminator films and Thurman’s Kill Bill franchise.

Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider in 2001.
Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider in 2001.

“Oh, Jennifer, I love you like crazy, but you never saw a movie until you got hired on The Hunger Games? I know some actors never go to the movies (Bob Hoskins was one, he never saw a movie), but I would have thought you’d heard of Killing Bill, for example. he asked.

“Why did he say that in front of Viola?! Dragging him into his chaos,” another demanded answers.

Davis did not correct Lawrence’s snafu, which came early in the pair’s nearly 45-minute discussion.

Lawrence was criticized on Twitter for his misstatement.
Lawrence was criticized on Twitter for his misstatement.

Later in an interview, the “X-Men” actress admitted: “The biggest obstacle to my career was the press, giving interviews. I always knew my intelligence because I didn’t finish school. I dropped out of high school. “.

Lawrence and Davis also discussed motherhood and the industry’s ideal body weight in a long interview.

The Post has reached out to Lawrence’s representatives for comment.


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