More pictures of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and the scene she most wants to shoot

| May 19, 2011 | 23 Comments More

My Hunger Games - Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

Entertainment Weekly gave everyone a sneak peak of how Jennifer Lawrence looks in costume as Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming The Hunger Games movie. The print edition of EW will be on newstands in the US on Friday. But luckily, for those fans who can’t get a hold of a copy, some of those images have been posted online. We found these scans at The Film Stage. You can click on the images to see them in full size.

I’m hoping they release some more character shoots real soon. Who would you like to see in costume next?

My Hunger Games - Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

From the EW Print Edition:

Katniss’ Costume: When it comes to the dazzling attire Katniss will wear when she’s interviewed in front of the Capital audience, Lawrence couldn’t care less. But she was plenty vocal on the subject of her arena outfit – the survivalist-style clothing (seen here) that she wears while fighting for her life. “I’m going to be doing a lot of my own stunts,” says Lawrence. “I want to make sure I can run and jump and climb. I’ve been driving [the costume designer] crazy with the boots: ‘You have to fix this here, you have to make it lighter here, you have to open it up here.’ The dresses I don’t care about them. Just put them on me. It’s like Oscar season again.”

“I told Gary, ‘I totally understand if you don’t hire me, but please remember that after Katniss shoots a bow and kills someone, her face cannot be badass. It has to be broken.”

In the meantime EW asked Jennifer what her No. 1 scene from The Hunger Games book is.

“The first time that Katniss has to go into the cylinder and she goes up into the arena and looks around and sees it for the first time,” says Lawrence. “Knowing that when that trumpet blows she could die. The thing that’s great about her is she’s not a murderer. She’s a hunter, but she’s not a killer. I told Gary, ‘I totally understand if you don’t hire me, but please remember that after Katniss shoots a bow and kills someone her face cannot be badass. It has to be broken.’ She has to be heartbroken because she just took another person’s life. It’s so tempting, especially with a cool, big budget franchise movie, but we have to remember that she’s a 16-year-old girl who’s being forced to do this. These kids are only killing each other because if they don’t, they’ll die. It’s needless, pointless, unjustified violence. So there’s nothing cool about her. It’s not like she looks around the arena and goes ‘Yeah, I got this, I’m going to do this.’ I think she looks around terrified and thinks, ‘Well there are all the million different ways that I can die.’”

Her No. 1 scene from the entire trilogy, however, comes from the second book: “It’s from Catching Fire,” she says. “When she finds out that she has to go back and she runs in and has a complete meltdown — I remember reading that and being like ‘I want to act that!’”

Without hesitation, he reads, “On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors.”

My mother gives a faint shriek and Prim buries her face in her hands, but I feel more like the people I see in the crowd on television. Slightly baffled. What does it mean? Existing pool of victors?

Then I get what it means. At least, for me. District 12 only has three existing victors to choose from. Two male. One female…

I am going back into the arena.

Catching Fire

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  1. Rose says:

    First to comment!! I think that Jennifer, although I do not like her as Katniss, YET!, she is taking this role very seriously and will do it justice.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thats just sad. . . .

  3. Stevie says:

    I think she fits the role of Katniss perfectly apart from she doesn’t have ANY of Katniss’ innocence…

  4. Syd says:

    Noo. She looks tacky in her outfit, everythings wrong. They can’t even get her back pack right!

  5. KayCFoShizz says:

    This article just made me give Jennifer a whole new level of respect. Those things she said really are one hundred percent true, about Katniss and about the way she is in the story. Jennifer is gonna stay true to the novel. Love it.

  6. nats says:

    JL is either a fan of the books or has really identified with Katniss, because she not only understandstands the character, she respects the integrity of the book.

  7. Ly says:

    Jennifer seems to be genuinely and entirely committed to portraying Katniss as represented in the book. YESSS! I am so looking forward to seeing her act it out on the big screen. She is so thoughtful (and I think her costume looks amazing!).

  8. Lucas says:

    Honestly? I hoped she’d be weird with her hair dyed, but she continue pretty. The only thing that has not changed is the fact that she still have the appearance of twenty years, and, because of that, don’t look like Katniss.
    I think the principal has not changed.

  9. Roar says:

    Personally, I think the costumes are looking amazing so far and Jennifer is shaping up to be a really great Katniss. I was a little skeptical at first, but her words here really show her dedication to the role and her drive to make this movie as good as it can possibly be. I’m really happy with her, and with how the movie is going so far.

  10. walrus says:

    i hope the tackiness of these pictures only appear on magazine covers…

  11. Syd says:

    Yeah, it is really tacky looking.

  12. Karin says:

    Her eye colour isn’t right :( well small detail I really like the first pic. love to see the movie! :D

  13. Bay says:

    No. That is horrible. That is NOT the outfit she is supposed to wear! You people are making the movie suck! Me and my friends already hate all the actors, and now your just making it worst!!

  14. marissa says:

    ahhhh im sooooo excited!!!!!
    Its so great seeing everything come together :D

  15. GoPeeta says:

    What the hell is “The Chosen one” mean?

  16. GoPeeta says:

    in the book Katniss is wearing a green shirt and jeans or somthing when she enters the arena, right?

  17. Katie says:

    I don’t like the outfit at all, especially the jacket. It’s meant to be black fabric, not a waterproof jacket that I would expect to find in my local sports store. Also the backpack has been repeatedly described as ORANGE. Plus it still looks like Jennifer is on the catwalk. And she is way too tidy and clean for the arena. Can’t they just stick to the book descriptions, I mean it’s not exactly difficult to make sure that Katniss is wearing the same outfit that she is in the book. Hell, there’s even a picture on the front.

  18. Taylor says:

    I was skeptical at first with Jennifer as Katniss but now I think she will do great. She really understands Katniss and what she’s about. Now for Josh and Liam…

  19. PEETA! says:

    I love how she’s actually a big fan of katniss and she loved the books before she knew about the movie(that would so cool, loving the books then long after, you get the leading role) she connects to the story and understands what th author was trying to get at, she’s perfect

  20. PEETA! says:

    I like how she’s eager to shoot the second because of that one scene. This trilogy will definetly go down as a classic

  21. Not Nightingale says:

    I am in awe of Jennifer’s dedication when it comes to her role as Katniss & I am in confidence that with her understanding she will portray Katniss well.

    People, it’s not all about appearances & images when it comes to being a character, it’s the soul that matters. ’cause you’ve got to remember there will never be a perfect Katniss in this world, everyone has different expectations for Katniss. IMO she will be a great Katniss (& hey, even the author agrees with that), can’t wait to see her performance in the movie.

    As for the outfit, well, I’m alright with the changes they did (TBH, almost all novel-adapted movies did changes on the original settings, it’s sort of expected to me), & it looks all good IMO. Can’t wait to see her interview dress =D

  22. Dani says:

    She’s way too old and they got the outfit wrong, but that is still awesome. Mockingjay pin…So shiny…

  23. Gabi says:

    They aren’t gonna get everything right, so calm down! I think it looks pretty good, although it’s not exactly like the book. And those of you stressing that they got the backpack wrong or her shirts the wrong color, fck off

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