Wow! Before Jennifer landed the coveted part of Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games,’ she lost out on the role of Bella in ‘Twilight’ to Kristen. In hindsight, she is glad, because she doesn’t envy the media attention that Kristen has to deal with.
Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart have a lot in common. They are both got their start in indie movies, they both star in blockbuster franchises, they are both dating their British co-stars, they are both 22-years-old, and they both auditioned for the part of Bella Swan in Twilight. Phew! But while they are both very famous, Jennifer does not have to deal with half of the crazy media attention that Kristen does, and for that reason alone, Jennifer admits that she is glad to have missed out on the part of Bella.
Jennifer’s Relief At Missing The Part
Jennifer auditioned for the part of Bella when she was 17-years-old, and she was unsuccessful, as we all know that Kristen landed the coveted role. When asked by The Guardian newspaper if she was glad she didn’t get the part, Jennifer replied:
“Oh yeah, for sure,” she says. “I remember when the first movie came out, seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet and getting papped wherever she went. I’d had no idea Twilight would be such a big deal. For me, and assuming for her, it was just another audition. Then it turned into this whole other thing.”
Jennifer couldn’t be more correct, as with Twilight came Twi-hards, and Kristen’s life has never been the same, especially since she started dating her co-star Robert Pattinson. Jennifer is currently dating her X-Men: First Class co-star Nicholas Hoult, but they are lucky to escape the scrutiny that Rob and Kristen endure.
Jennifer is one tough cookie, as she didn’t sit around crying when she lost the part of Bella. She landed herself a huge part when she got the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, and things have been onwards and upwards ever since. She admits that she was worried, however, that her career would revolve round HG:
“I worried that it would be overwhelming and that no one would be able to see me as any other character. But I really cared about the movie. I’m as proud of The Hunger Games as I am any of the other films I’ve done.”
And she should be! It looks like everything worked out for the best, as both Kristen and Jennifer have built highly successful careers from their respective franchises. And now, years later, Jennifer has trumped Kristen on something, as she was voted the most desirable woman by AskMen.com. Go Jennifer!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU prefer The Hunger Games or Twilight?
— Eleanore Hutch
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