Jennifer Lawrence: I Wasn't Too Fat To Play Katniss In 'The Hunger Games'

Thu, April 5, 2012 5:07pm EST by 30 Comments
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Jennifer laughed off criticisms that’s she is too curvy to be a realistic Katniss, a source says!

Many people showered Jennifer Lawrence with praise for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. But a few detractors pointed out that the 21-year-old actress too big to be a starving 16-year-old. But Jennifer isn’t deterred by the negative remarks.

“Jennifer told me, ‘This is hilarious. First, people say how so many actresses in Hollywood look anorexic, and now they are criticizing me for looking normal,’” a source revealed to the Chicago Sun Times.

Do you think Jennifer was too curvy for the role, Hollywoodlifers?

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Caitlin

Posted at 8:03 AM on December 8, 2012  

Of course she isn’t too curvy, remember, Katniss is suppised to be a sixteen year old starving girl who took up as the main provider in the family after her father died, because her mother went in her own world, it is perfectly fine for Jen to play Katniss, isn’t Katniss supposed to me mature, too? This is panem we are talking about, where starving kids have to go to the arena for death, I’m sure people in the are too mature for their age, anyway, so why not use older people?

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Lindsay

Posted at 9:24 PM on May 27, 2012  

A girl should never be called fat if she isn’t! She is a great actress that won me over to her ability to wow a crowd. She might be curvy but it doesn’t matter because skinny shouldn’t mean pretty. Every girl is beautifully and wonderfully made.

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Rilley

Posted at 11:18 PM on May 16, 2012  

what the hell. Are people really arguing about this. Kind of pointless .she did a great job, and she didn’t need to starve herself just to look like some people pictured katniss would look like.

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Star96

Posted at 3:31 PM on April 22, 2012  

She is perfectly cast as Katniss

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sleepyhead

Posted at 10:03 PM on April 8, 2012  

she’s not fat, i think she’s got a fantastic figure but she’s missing the point of criticism here. it’s not that she’s fat, it’s that she’s too fat FOR THIS PARTICULAR CHARACTER. katniss is near-starvation, and jennifer is not. this is just the truth.

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Jennifer ftw

Posted at 7:58 PM on April 23, 2012  

Nowhere in the book does it say that Katniss is near starvation, she’s a hunter and so she always has enough food, Jennifer was perfectly cast, is a great actress and is absolutely stunning

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Andrea

Posted at 2:06 PM on April 7, 2012  

What the hell is wrong with them? Jennifer is gorgeous! She has an amazing boby,she isn’t fat At all she looks like a supermodel! They are just so stupid!

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Judy

Posted at 7:55 PM on April 6, 2012  

Jennifer Lawrence is in no way fat, I think’s she’s gorgeous and has a beautiful body.

Having said that though, she is not who I imagined Katniss would look like. In the book, Katniss is described to be malnourished and petite, especially when compared to the tributes from district one and two. Although Katniss hunted, what they didn’t absolutely have to eat, she traded at the hob for other supplies. I don’t think she is fat, but she is not the girl described in the book. I however, think that her acting is superb, so the incongruities in their appearances can be overlooked… rather a good actress than someone who just looks the part.

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Jams

Posted at 2:04 PM on April 6, 2012  

This girl is drop-dead GORGEOUS. People seriously think she is “fat”? Hollywood must like starved to death sticks as women. That’s absolutely disgusting.

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Lindsay

Posted at 9:26 PM on May 27, 2012  

She is gorgeous not fat. Fat is obese and she is not obese!

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Mahogony

Posted at 11:12 AM on April 6, 2012  

Well if being normal is your problem why don’t you get Lindsay Lohan to play Katniss!!! She looks starving!!!! Then you’d probably say something negative about her too!!! Gosh! I hate critics!!! They make me so mad!!

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Hottest Chick

Posted at 9:31 AM on April 6, 2012  

After watching this movie, I came out with a few thoughts. And one of them was that Jennifer sure was a smoking hot chick, especially with the tight suit she wore during the training session where she shot the apple in the pig’s mouth.

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Katniss

Posted at 8:08 AM on April 6, 2012  

MY DREAM would be to have her body!!! Haters Are you crazy people? You call this fat? She’s totally hot, unlike other hollywood bodies! She’s super beautiful! And apart from her beauty, she’s VERY VERY talented and no one could have done Katniss better than she did… NO ONE!! She IS Katniss! I cried during the whole movie, she incarnated the role so well that you could see the pain in her eyes, you could feel the character so well… Jennifer Lawrence really deserves all the good critics and the attention and love she’s getting from everyone! You go girl, you’re gonna have an amazing career!

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Lucyyyy

Posted at 7:11 AM on April 6, 2012  

I love Jennifer Lawrence! Shes so crazy and fun ahahah, shes just herself :D

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katara

Posted at 5:04 AM on April 6, 2012  

She looked utterly and completely gorgeous…..not close to fat…come on guys!

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mjf

Posted at 4:45 AM on April 6, 2012  

You’ve got to be kidding. She fitted perfectly with how I pictured this character when reading the books. She’s simply stunning and a very convincing actor. I’d be happy to watch her on the big screen any time.

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beezer

Posted at 2:58 AM on April 6, 2012  

Gurlz ! make her ur role model . . . Dam ppl i think if we see 1 more ‘oh she’s fat ‘ comment on a normal healthy girl like lawrence we gonna hav to start handing out fliers n shi . . Who da hell startd spreadin stuf like ‘if ur thin then u hot’ ?!

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Jaden

Posted at 12:34 AM on April 6, 2012  

Shes so beautiful and not to mention an angel
whoever thought she was to fat to play kadniss…wow some people are spastics

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helllokitty2142

Posted at 11:21 PM on April 5, 2012  

She’s not fat at all!!

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Ella

Posted at 8:54 PM on April 5, 2012  

The few comments I heard about her weight were in direct relation to the fact that part of the book centered around the scarcity of food and most people in district 12 were malnourished. I could be wrong, but I never heard anyone call Jennifer “fat,” just that she didn’t look skinny enough to be considered malnourished as Katniss was supposed to be in the book. Obviously, she has a beautiful body and the movie didn’t focus on that aspect of the storyline, so it didn’t matter. If anyone called her fat they need their head examined, but I don’t think that’s what happened. It’s not unreasonable for someone to observe a difference between the book and movie portrayal.

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Adriana

Posted at 7:12 AM on April 6, 2012  

Katniis was illegaly hunting so unlike the most district 12 citizens Katniis was eating properly every day!
In the books she is described as healthy because of that!

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Cat

Posted at 4:51 PM on April 9, 2012  

in the book she has to trade most of the meat for stuff and keep the few peices of meat left to feed her family. she eats very little but i dont think a person has to starve themselves just to be in a movie.

 
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Jenn

Posted at 7:17 PM on April 5, 2012  

Who should they have gotten Kate Moss? ….O_o Ridiculous….. Jennifer was great!

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mcw

Posted at 7:07 PM on April 5, 2012  

Hollywood Life….. what the HELL was the vote about, “Do you think Jennifer was too fat to play Katniss”… of course she isn’t, in fact she is normal size!

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Jay

Posted at 6:57 PM on April 5, 2012  

Jennifer Lawrence is a beautiful, down to earth actress who is a perfect role model for young girls. I’ve never seen anyone with as much talent as her (Winter’s Bone gave me chills). I can’t wait to see her reprise her role as Katniss. Whoever thinks she’s too fat for Katniss is probably insecure about his/her own body..

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Adriana

Posted at 5:46 PM on April 5, 2012  

Whoeveri said that is stupid!SAHE WAS THE PERFECT KATNiss!
Plus,she is the best thing that Hollywood has to offer right now and her future carrer will be bigger than any other young actress/actor !
I can see her as the next Meryl Streep!
Along with Emma Watson this girl is hollywood’s future!
Both of them reminds me of the old hollywood!
Not that i lived but i love seeing movies from that era!

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Alyse

Posted at 5:36 PM on April 5, 2012  

How could people think shes to fat. She looks the way average people do, just because she isn’t anerexic doesn’t make her fat. Hollywood need more realistic looking people like Jennifer rather than the twig thin actress’s that are around now.

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maddy

Posted at 8:11 PM on October 18, 2012  

jennifer Lawrence is Beautiful. she did a great job in the Hunger Games. I am proud of her for standing her ground and not becoming a skinny anorexic because of the tabloids. Go Katniss!!!!

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