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Leven Rambin Defends 'Hunger Games' Co-Star Jennifer Lawrence's Body

Fri, March 30, 2012 10:28am EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 19 Comments
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While critics may think Jennifer’s killer figure made her ‘too fat’ to play Katniss, her co-star leaped to her defense, saying people ‘should acknowledge how well she did’ instead of trying to put her down!

There’s no denying the fact that Jennifer Lawrence did a phenomenal job playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, which is why we were shocked and disappointed to hear that critics were taking a stab at her body type instead of praising her talent — and it turns out we aren’t alone! Her co-star from the film, Leven Rambin, told exclusively that she thought the claims were completely outrageous!

We caught up with the star at Juicy Couture’s Fall 2012 preview in NYC on Mar. 29, where we asked if she agreed with their statements she said, “Not at all. She, her body and her image, is just an amazing representation for everyone. We have very similar body types, and I look up to her and her confidence, so I think she was absolutely perfect for the role,” Leven said. “If anyone can transform themselves, morph into a character and fill a role with 100% confidence it’s her, so I think that people should acknowledge how well she did [playing Katniss] and how brave she was in the role, regardless of what she looks like.”

We couldn’t agree with her more! Leven went on to tell us that the major, whirl-wind success of the film did take her a bit by surprise. “Yeah, I’m surprised that it’s part of history in Hollywood and history in cinema, and to be a part of that, even a small part, is such an honor and it’s so incredible, and I mean, it’s my first big film, and it’s really historic. I’m like kind of shell-shocked a little bit still,” she said. “I’m excited that it has taken off. When we were making it we weren’t quite sure, we were like, ‘Oh, man, this could totally flop! We don’t know.’ But the way that it was cut and edited together and the way that it was carried out and marketed, I’m just really happy that the fans are responding to it in the best way.”

Katrina Mitzeliotis