As part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Global Fan Day (November 6), Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence, were answering fan questions during at live Tumblr chat at Yahoo’s headquarters.
Jennifer Lawrence has slammed E! panel show Fashion Police, saying it promotes “all the wrong values”.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress hit out at the series – which sees Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers, George Kotsiopoulos and Giuliana Rancic judge celebs on their fashion choices – claiming it gives “unrealistic expectations for women”.
During a Q&A session for Yahoo, J-Law stated: “The world has this idea that if you don’t look like an airbrushed perfect model… You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable.
“What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.”
She went on: “There are shows like Fashion Police that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it’s okay to point at people and call them ugly or fat.”
“They call it ‘fun’ and they say ‘welcome to the real world’ – and that shouldn’t be the real world. It’s going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat.”
Lawrence concluded: “There are unrealistic expectations for women, it’s disappointing that the media keeps it alive and fuels that fire. It’s something that really bothers me – because I love to eat.”
As part of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Global Fan Day today (November 6), the movie’s three leads — Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth — and its director, Francis Lawrence, answered fan questions in a Google Hangout.
Here are 17 of the most interesting and hilarious revelations from the no-holds-barred chat. (Beware: Spoilers ahead for those of you who haven’t read the books.)
ennifer Lawrence says she’s made up of “a lot of contradictions.” It’s surprising to hear this from the Kentucky-born actress, who has rapidly risen from indie up-and-comer to international sweetheart. (I would call her an A-lister, but the letter doesn’t seem prominent enough.) Few actresses seem as genuine–few people, in fact. Any perceived gaffe she makes (like that stumble…you know the one) seems to present a new opportunity for the Twitterverse to rhapsodize about the 23-year-old’s fresh-faced amicability.
Sure, Lawrence, who stars in this fall’s massive Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, and shines as the face of Dior, is a girl you’d like to be friends with. She loves “crappy reality television” and makes “a good meat loaf.” But she’s more than that. Lawrence is serious and lets out contemplative sighs more often than I thought she would. She’s learning where she fits into the confusing puzzle of fame and adulthood. The Academy Award winner is in the midst of mind-splitting success yet wants to “take a big break.” It’s unlikely that that will happen anytime soon, though.
How was filming Catching Fire?
“I’d assumed I was just going to go back to doing the same character, which is kind of boring, because I’ve always done new characters–a new movie and a new place. But she has changed a lot. It was really interesting.”
You’re working on a few more films that are based on books, like Serena and East of Eden. Do you read a lot?
“I do! Books were my first introduction to stories–why I love making movies. Now, I’m reading The Alchemist and I’m in the middle of Keith Richards’ memoir.”
That book is crazy but awesome.
“It’s really great! I saw the Rolling Stones in concert when I was in Montreal filming X-Men, and I just love them.”
How was Montreal? That’s where I’m from.
“Oh‚ really? I love Montreal! It’s such a cool city. It’s got a really relaxed vibe. It’s very individual. It’s kind of its own thing. And the restaurants are amazing. My favourite restaurant was probably Barroco in the Old Port.”
You mentioned Keith Richards, who has had such a long career. At 23, you’ve already accomplished so much; do you have goals that you’re holding onto for when you’re older?
“I’d like to direct. I’m producing now, and I hope that I can be a good producer. But also just real-life stuff: having a family, [figuring out] where I would live–normal things that every girl thinks about.”
Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta in the “Hunger Games” franchise, a coveted role for a variety of reasons. Not only is it a lead part in the highly profitable film series, but Hutcherson’s role also affords him the opportunity to kiss the most desirable woman in the world, Jennifer Lawrence.
Hutcherson recently opened up about his love scenes with Lawrence, who plays Katniss in “Hunger Games,” in an interview with Cosmopolitan.
“For me, she’s like a best friend and a sister, so it’s a little bit incestuous,” Hutcherson said, “But she’s a great kisser — so, yup, the bar is high!”
This isn’t the first time that Hutcherson has praised his “Hunger Games” co-star’s kissing skills. Late last year when asked to rate Lawrence’s kissing ability, the 21-year-old actor said, “Twelve out of 10, 100 percent.”
Hutcherson and Lawrence will return to the big screen this month with the release of the second film in the series, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Source: Huffington Post
I’ve uploaded some new photos of Jennifer spotted at LAX Airport in Los Angeles on Monday evening (November 4). Check out:
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Catching Fire #GlobalFanDay is Wednesday, November 6!
You can interact with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and director Francis Lawrence throughout the day on Google+, Twitter, Yahoo, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram! Find out details below:
11AM PT – GOOGLE+ HANGOUT
Six lucky fans will get the exclusive chance to participate in the ‘Hangout On Air’ with Jennifer, Josh, Liam and Francis & ask their questions directly to the cast, but anyone can attend from home and ask questions LIVE via their Google+ account or on YouTube!
2PM PT – TWITTER TAKEOVER
Peeta and Gale take over Twitter! Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will answer your questions LIVE on @TheHungerGames’ official Twitter account! Tweet your questions with #TwitterCatchingFire and follow @TheHungerGames now:https://twitter.com/
2PM PT – YAHOO/TUMBLR FIRESIDE CHAT
Join Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence in a fireside chat and Q&A on Tumblr! Ask your questions at: http://hungrgam.es/
4:15PM PT – FACEBOOK FAN EVENT
Jennifer, Josh, Liam and Francis debut an EXCLUSIVE ‘Catching Fire’ clip and answer your questions in a Facebook Fan event! Start submitting your questions now in the comments below or on Instagram with #FacebookCatchingFire…
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Magazine: 2013-10 Variety (x1)
When Jennifer Lawrence landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the first “The Hunger Games” two years ago, neither she nor the film’s producer, Nina Jacobson, nor financial backer Lionsgate could imagine the magnitude of what would transpire for all of them.
The then-20-year-old actress had already landed on Hollywood’s radar for her brilliant turn as Ree Dolly, a determined Ozark teen searching for her missing father in 2010’s “Winter’s Bone.” But while the critically acclaimed movie earned Oscar nominations for the film and for Lawrence’s performance, it grossed a paltry $6.5 million at the domestic box office.
Jacobson had earned respect as a savvy film executive at Universal, DreamWorks and Disney, but she hadn’t yet set the world afire as an independent producer. And Lionsgate, despite having carved out a respectable niche as a scrappy independent studio, best known for its Tyler Perry and “Saw” film series, had seen its stock severely depressed due in large part to a bruising four-year corporate battle with its largest shareholder, Carl Icahn, for control of the company.
What a difference two years has made.