“I remember being 21 and thinking, ‘My God, one day they’re going to do them all over again and make them new. But by then I’ll be so old! I’ll be dead!’” said the Oscar winner.
Jennifer Lawrence has no appetite for feeling “stale” when it comes to a Hunger Games revival.
The Oscar-winner revealed in a New York Times profile that she never expected to be there when the popular The Hunger Games franchise was remade. The series has currently landed a prequel movie titled Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, starring Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Viola Davis and Peter Dinklage.
“I remember being 21 and thinking, ‘My God, one day they’re going to redo them and make them new. But by then I’ll be so old! I’ll be dead!’ ‘ Lawrence said after starring in four “amazing” franchise films from 2012 to 2015.
Well, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” makes Lawrence “feel old as white.”
“Let’s face it, I’m just getting closer to 40,” the Causeway actress said, noting that the pressures she used to experience “just don’t exist for an actress in her 30s.”
Lawrence added that “working with a 20-year-old is so depressing” while filming upcoming comedy No Hard Feelings opposite up-and-coming Andrew Barth Feldman. “I say, ‘Well, when YouTube was invented, you were born‘” said the American Hustle star.
Reflecting on her rapid rise to fame thanks to the Hunger Games films, Lawrence compared her press tour experience to that of Britney Spears’ “Lucky” music video. “I was born with the name Jennifer Lawrence,” she said. “But that was taken from me when I was 21 and I never got it back.”
The Winter’s Bone breakout continued, “Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen I think. Is that weird?”
Lawrence felt “commodity” early in her career with franchises like X-Men, Hunger Games, and later a smashing Oscar win for David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.
“I think I lost that sense of control,” Lawrence said at the London Film Festival earlier this year. “Between the release of The Hunger Games and winning the Oscar, I became such a commodity that I felt every decision was a big, big group decision. When I think about it now, I can’t think about the years to come [because there was] just a loss of control.”
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