Jennifer Lawrence made her reputation in low-budget, independent movies such as Winters Bone. She was happy appearing in indies and almost turned down the starring role in The Hunger Games because it was too big, she says.
But The Hunger Games, she knew, was going to be huge. The movie, released in March, has earned $407.4 million dollars domestically ($684.5 million worldwide), making it the second highest-grossing movie of the year, after The Avengers.
Lawrence says she found the prospect of starring in such a movie “scary.”
“Then my mom told me I was being a hypocrite,” she says.
Previously, whenever people asked Lawrence why she never appeared in big studio movies, she always told them the size of the movie doesn’t matter. “What matters is the script,” she’d say.
Her mother told her she would be a hypocrite if she said no to The Hunger Games because of its size.
The movie comes out on home video tomorrow. I’m posting the trailer for the Blu-Ray/DVD release.