Jennifer Lawrence responds to backlash over comments about female-led action films

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Jennifer Lawrence has responded to the backlash she received for comments she made about the history of female-led action films.

the bridge The star was criticized for her appearance implying that her role as Katniss Everdeen was not hunger Games It was the first time a woman had directed an action movie.

“I remember when I did hunger GamesNo one has ever put a woman in the lead in an action movie, because it just wouldn’t work, we’re told. Girls and boys can identify with a male hero, but boys cannot identify with a heroine,” she said in a recent interview with diverse.

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games


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Lawrence’s comments quickly went viral, with Twitter users pointing out several actresses who have done action films in the past, including Sigourney Weaver in alien franchiseAnd the Angelina Jolie in Tomb riderand Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Movies.

The actress has now addressed the controversy, saying: Hollywood Reporter: “That’s definitely not what I meant to say at all. I know I’m not the only woman who’s ever helmed an action movie.

“What I meant to stress is how good you feel. And I mean that with Viola [Davis] – to get past those old myths you hear about…about the gossip you might hear about that sort of thing. But it was my fault and it came out wrong. I had nerves talking to a living legend.”

Jennifer Lawrence in June 2019

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Lawrence recently admitted This success From hunger Games The franchise caused her to “lose control” of her career.

“[Between] hunger Games Coming out and winning an Academy Award, I think I kind of became the commodity that felt like every decision was a big, big team decision — because I had no idea what a huge movie star was going to do next or what Katniss Everdeen had to do next. This, I explained.

“When I think now, I think of the following years as just kind of losing control and then reacting to trying to come back.”

The Hunger Games: The Song of Songbirds and Snakes It will be released in cinemas on November 17, 2023. Ex hunger Games Movies are available to stream on UK Premier Video.

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