Olympic hopeful and ‘Hunger Games‘ trainer Khatuna Lorig has only great things to say about Jennifer Lawrence and her archery skills.E! Online interviewed the trainer, who said Jennifer definitely hit the mark! Watch the interview above and read an excerpt from the article below!
If ever there was a group of people who hold their peers to high standards, it’s Olympians.
Which means even more kudos should be headed Jennifer Lawrence‘s way for her right-on-target (ahem) Hunger Games skills.
E! News chatted with Olympic-bound champion archer (and onetime bronze medalist) Khatuna Lorig, the bow-and-arrow master responsible for making sure Katniss looked the part on the big screen.
In a word: bull’s-eye.
“I got a call that some actress needed to learn how to shoot an arrow,” she explained. “They didn’t tell me much about it…I was asked to make her shoot like a professional.”
“Who was she? I had no idea,” she said, explaining that it was her own mother who informed her of the status of her A-list trainee. Her reaction?
“Oh my God, I’m working with a star!” She quickly got up to speed on the Hunger Games series, saying, “I started reading it and got hooked right away.” Which means both she and Lawrence were doing their homework, with the fruits of Jennifer’s labor evident onscreen.
“She did really good,” Lorig explained, praising Lawrence’s believability above other onscreen archers.
“We did not laugh at her,” she said, going on to name no names of those she and her Olympic teammates might’ve spared a chuckle or two for. Still, as good as Lawrence is, Lorig has set her sights on helping the starlet achieve perfection, saying she’d love to continue her training and make her “even more glamorous with a bow.”
Khatuna finds out in a few weeks if she was picked for the Olympic team. We wish her the best of luck!
Thanks so much to our reader Marc for the tip!
source: E! Online