It was a shock to just about everyone – finding out that The Hunger Games director, Gary Ross was not coming back to film Catching Fire. But for Jennifer Lawrence, hearing the news was a huge blow.
Jennifer has told Inquirer Entertainment that when she heard the news, she was devastated, adding that she didn’t see it coming.
“When I first heard the news, I was devastated because I adore Gary,” said Jennifer. “I didn’t see it coming. I couldn’t understand. I called him and he basically said, ‘I don’t have time to give 100 percent to this movie.’ My devastation was replaced with respect for him for stepping out when he felt that he couldn’t give his all. So, as much as I miss him, I completely respect him for making that decision.”
Of the new director, she said: “Francis is absolutely amazing. The actors feel very free; he’s not controlling at all. He knows everything inside and out so you feel supported. I’m really happy.”
In the rest of the interview, Jennifer reveals what it’s like dealing with fame and the impact it’s had on her. In fact she tells of the first time she really understood what it was going to be like:
There’s been only “one really traumatic day” for Jennifer and that was when “The Hunger Games” came out. She recounted, laughing: “I went to Whole Foods, like I did every morning, to get my coffee and a smoothie. There were 15 paparazzi. It happened so quickly—overnight. It’s jarring to watch these freedoms in [my] life being taken away. Two weeks ago, I made the mistake of thinking I could pump my own gas. It’s heartbreaking.”
She clarified: “At the same time, it’s not as dramatic as you think because it happens only in LA. As soon as I’m out of LA, it’s over and gone.”
It’s our guess, that she’s going to be a huge name in the industry for a very long time.
Source: Inquirer Entertainment