Jennifer Lawrence said that until The Hunger Games, no one had “ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie.” But there is only one problem. This is not true.
In an interview with Variety’s Actors on Actors , the 32-year-old actress revealed that she was the first female lead in an action film when she played Katniss Everdeen in the hit dystopian film in 2012.
“When I did ‘The Hunger Games,’ nobody 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 be the same as a man, but boys can’t be. identifying with a female lead,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence spoke with actress Viola Davis, who did not deny the complaint.
“It makes me happy every time I see a movie that explores each of these beliefs and proves that it’s a lie to keep certain people out of movies,” Lawrence added. “Keeping some people in the positions they’ve always been in.”
In the 1980s, many women played leading roles in science fiction action heroes such as Linda Hamilton in the 1984 monster hit Terminator and Sigourney Weaver in the 1986 film Aliens.
There were also action stars like Bridget Fonda in 1993’s Point of No Return and Geena Davis in 1996’s The Long Night’s Love. Not to mention actresses like Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, Uma. Thurman in Kill Bill: Volume 1 in 2003 and Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil the same year.
At one point in the interview, Lawrence discussed how her career has changed since becoming a mother while filming her new film.
“I shot the film before I got married,” shared the actress. “Then we had the pandemic. Two years later, I’m pregnant, we’ll go back, we’ll do the rest. The thought of starting a family was the scariest thing in the world. What if I’m tough? What if I can’t do it? And I was afraid that I would break it. It was a lot of fun making the film, where I’m really scared and I feel that way about Lynsey.”
“Every day of being a mother I feel terrible. I feel guilty,” he added. “I’m playing with him and I’m like, ‘Does he want this?’ Should we be outside? We are outside. What if it’s cold? What if he gets sick? Should we be inside? Is that enough? Is that enough to develop your brain?’
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