1. We are proud to tell you that every young actress has volunteered her services as a tribute to the play. The Hunger Games bow-and-arrow wielding heroine Katniss Everdeen, weIt is reallyIt is a good idea. Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferl, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, Kaya Scodelario and Troian BellisarioEach auditioned. Oscar nominee Jennifer LawrenceDirector Gary RossFrom the very beginning, first preference

Ross said, “I was absolutely confident that I cast the right actor for the role. In my opinion there was no doubt who Katniss is the greatest.” Entertainment Weekly2011 It was my easiest casting decision in all of my life.

2. Lawrence, however, needed to take her time and decide for herself if she would like to stay or go. You are welcomeNervous about how much fame and fortune she might be able to achieve, the actress agreed to accept the role. (See: Twilight‘s Kristen StewartAnd Robert Pattinson.)

Lawrence shared his story with MTV News, “It happened in the middle night in England and I was asleep when it called.” “And I was so in love with the books and the script, and suddenly it was right in my face—and the size of the decision was terrifying.” It was ultimately her mother. Karen LawrenceShe thanked her for helping to commit to the movie. 

Lawrence said that Lawrence called me a hypocrite because I made indie films and people were asking why I wasn’t doing studio movies. Lawrence also recalled, “She called my hypocrite” And she replied, “Here is a movie that you like and are considering turning down. Then I realized, “I don’t want it to be missed because I’m scared.” My fear is not a reason to avoid doing things. But I knew in my heart that I wanted it—it was about working out all the fears.”