Some Critics Criticizing Jennifer Lawrence’s Weight In ‘The Hunger Games’

28 Mar

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games'.

Some critics are saying that ‘The Hunger Games’ star Jennifer Lawrence was too big to play Katniss Everdeen.

One of the critics was Manohla Dargis, who wrote in a New York Times review on March 22nd that “A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission.”

What?! What is wrong with these people. In the book, Katniss is quite emaciated (especially as the book goes on) but there’s no way anyone should be expected to attain such an unhealthy body weight. It was a book, and some things won’t translate into film. She literally would have had to starve herself to attain such a low weight, because Katniss came from a starving population. Those critics should be ashamed of themselves for ever putting down Jennifer Lawrence’s weight. She is already thin, and should not feel pressured into losing more weight for the upcoming films. Katniss Everdeen is a tough young woman and they got it right when they casted Jennifer Lawrence.

In an interview with British Glamour, Lawrence stated she did not want to lose weight for the role because “Katniss is meant to be a hunter; she’s meant to be scary, Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow isn’t scary.” <- Very true.

These critics have got to think before they open their mouth. Thinking that someone could attain such a low body weight and be able to get through the making of such an intense film is idiotic. She would have ended up in the hospital, as people do when they don’t eat. No one should ever feel the need to starve themselves for any job, or anybody. I hope these critics get the backlash they deserve for making such disgusting comments.


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