Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jennifer Lawrence, really?

What an auspicious topic for the 1000th post on LIT SOUP...

But really, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in THE HUNGER GAMES movie? Are you kidding me? May I quote from the ever-convenient Wikipedia about Katniss' physical description?

Katniss is described as "having long, black hair, usually in a braid, gray eyes, and olive skin". While this doesn't necessarily make her a person of color, it makes a pretty strong case for it. Especially considering this is the RACIAL MAKEUP of the MAJORITY of the people who live in the Seam, where Katniss is from.

And then we have Jennifer Lawrence.

Sure, she can dye her hair and get contacts. But there's no way in hell that she will ever be mistaken for having olive skin.

Ms. Lawrence may be a fine actress, but she looks nothing like Katniss Everdeen.

I am so disappointed in this casting choice. Way to screw up a beloved book-to-movie adaption from the very beginning. Consider this an open protest against the blatantly wrong casting.


Read my books; lose ten pounds! said...

This is a reason I absolutely hate books made into movies. They more than not get the actors wrong.

India Drummond said...

This is nearly (but not quite, IMO) as bizarre as the news that 38 year old Jennifer Garner is set to play the next Miss Marple.

It's been ages since I've been here... just thought I'd pop in and say hi!

India Drummond