Jennifer Lawrence isn’t done with Katniss Everdeen: The 32-year-old just revealed she’s set to play the iconic District 12 warrior in the hunger games franchise again.
Friday, Variety asked the No strong emotions star if she ever reprized the film’s iconic role.
“Oh, my God, totally! says Lawrence. “If Katniss could ever come back into my life, 100%. My producing partner just squeezed her heart out.”
The hunger Games opened 11 years ago on March 23, 2012. The film helped launch Lawrence’s career as well as co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The franchise continued with new hunger games movies until 2015.
In 2022, Lawrence sat down for Variety’s Actors on Actors Series with actress Viola Davis, where she talked about the franchise. Davis is one of the stars of The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpentsan upcoming prequel, which hits theaters on November 17, 2023. The film also stars Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, and Hunter Schafer.
“In hunger games, it was a huge responsibility,” Lawrence told Davis. “These books were huge and I knew the audience was made up of children.”
“No one had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work, because we were told that girls and boys can both identify with a male role , but boys can’t relate to a woman,” she continued. “And it makes me so happy every time I see a movie come out that crosses every one of those beliefs and proves that it’s just a lie to keep some people out of movies. To keep some people in the same positions that they have always been busy.
But the x-men alum also explained that the success of the fan-favorite franchise has really affected her acting mentality.
“I couldn’t really be an observer of life because everyone was watching me,” she noted. “I could feel my craft hurting. And I didn’t know how to fix it. I was struggling, trying to fix it by saying yes to this movie and then trying to counter it with this movie. And not realizing that this what I had to do was no movies until something spoke to me.”
In 2022, the Oscar-winning actress shared her thoughts on the upcoming prequel with the New York Times.
“I remember being 21 and thinking, ‘My God, one day they’re going to do them over and over again. But I’ll be so old by then! I’ll be dead!'” Laurent said. .
Now the movie makes her feel “old as mold,” she joked.