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Jennifer Lawrence Was Terrified To Play Katniss In 'Hunger Games'

Mon, March 5, 2012 9:26am EDT by 6 Comments

J-Law reveals she wasn’t gung ho on playing the character of warrior Katniss in ‘Hunger Games’ in the beginning. Read on to find out why…

Katniss is beautiful, confident and has two guys vying for her heart — who in Hollywood wouldn’t want to play such a cool character?

Jennifer Lawrence, 21, admits in Entertainment Weekly that she was hesitant to take on the role because of how life-changing it would be!

“There was this huge moment of excitement and this huge moment of fear, because I knew that as soon as I said ‘yes’ my life would change,” Jennifer says in Entertainment Weekly. “A year from where I was standing at that moment my life would be completely different. And I walked around a whole day really thinking ‘It’s not too late. I could still go back and do indies, it’s not too late.'”

Yikes! Well, we’re happy Jennifer decided to take on the challenge. Could you imagine anybody else playing the part of Katniss Everdeen?

Sound off in your comments below.

— Nicole Karlis

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