Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that her essay on the wage gap between men and women in Hollywood was inspired by her Hunger Games character Katniss Everdeen.
She said that playing Katniss in the hit franchise gave her the strength to speak out on such a contentious issue.
She revealed, “I don’t see how I couldn’t be inspired by this character, I mean I was so inspired by her when I read the books, it’s the reason I wanted to play her. So I think it would be impossible to go four years with this character and not be inspired by her.”
She also said that she found her character’s transformation to a revolutionary slow and had always wanted to portray Katniss as a warrior. She said at a Hunger Games press conference, “I wanted her to be a warrior right away, I wanted her to be the leader. I had to keep my own personal emotions about her situation out of my performance.”
Her co-star Liam Hemsworth revealed that he pranked her on the set of their first movie. He said, “I took a dead fake body and I put it in her bathroom in her trailer and she actually peed her pants. That is called a success.”
She said in response, “Then I kicked him in the temple and gave him a concussion.”
When the trio were asked who would be the most likely to break character, Liam and co-star Josh Hutcherson were quick to pin it on Jennifer. She said, “Lack of focus. I literally never go over things. I always forget their lines. I always forget that lines are a part of my job. I genuinely forget. Even now, I still do that.”