Katniss Everdeen Fights Off The Critics

Is Jennifer Lawrence too curvy of a woman to play the teenage Katniss Everdeen who starves in District 12? The actress strikes back -- with laughter!

Jennifer Lawrence isn't too fat for Katniss EverdeenIf you read the book and then saw the movie, you may have wondered how Jennifer Lawrence beat out all the other districts' tributes in The Hunger Games, even though her character, Katniss Everdeen, hails from the starving territory of District 12.

Some say it's because she's strong from hunting in the woods with Gale all those years. Others say it's ridiculous -- a result of a bad casting decision that's completely unfitting for The Hunger Games' narrative.

Whether she's too fat to play Katniss or not, she's laughing it all off. A source close to the actress whispered to the Chicago Sun-Times that Lawrence isn't taking any of the criticism about her body too seriously.

"Jennifer told me, 'This is hilarious. First, people say how so many actresses in Hollywood look anorexic, and now they are criticizing me for looking normal,'" said the source.

Lawrence also commented that the media gives too much exposure to overly thin body images, which "are too often adopted by young girls and women -- thanks to what they are constantly being shown as being attractive."

And the actress questioned one more thing: Katniss isn't the only "strong" character from District 12 who is not visibly starving... Why hasn't anyone criticized the physical conditions of her co-stars, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth?

Photo credit: Sean Thorton/WENN.com

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Comments on "Jennifer Lawrence says she's not too fat for The Hunger Games"

Sahrul August 09, 2012 | 5:26 AM

I haven't seen her in any movies but I've heard she's a good acsters . Looking at the picture, I can't imagine her as Katniss but as long as she can act, I don't mind so much.I hope they choose a good actor for Peeta too.Misha Mathewb4s last post ..

Eggim April 05, 2012 | 9:25 AM

I think she looked the part, only a healthy girl with strong body is gonna fight off the other 22 to stay alive, you know what’s not believable? 85lbs Angie Jolie beating up on 15 200lbs+ men… yeah… that’s believable. 90lbs Zoe Saldana killing everyone, 90lbs Keira Knightley… you know what i mean. Those girls/ women are so unhealthy and skinny they don’t even have enough strength to carry their ipads around.

Megs April 03, 2012 | 4:06 AM

UM - SPOILER ALERT! No I haven't read the books yet but I"m planning to... why bother now when you've just given away the freaking ending?! Please edit this article!

Z. April 02, 2012 | 4:17 PM

Oh for Christ sakes! (LOL!!) enough already...how much longer can you people milk out of this bull?. For the record, NO ONE called Jennifer Lawrence fat...that was the word that the gossip sites ran with (btw, are you guys owned by Rupert Murdoch?..you know, the guy who has his minions tap other peoples phones and hacks their e-mails?. Anyway, Lawrence is lovely, has been more than embraced by the FANS who have helped to put this film into Blockbuster history because you know, SHE KICKED ASS as Katniss. The fans have spoken so enough already. Just curious, who exactly PAID you guys to run these stories?...some rival studio, y actress, agent...(Miley Cyrus(LOL!)...the fans are very loyal so perhaps you should pass that along to the people who are paying you to write this crap. The reaction from the fans is as thus: WTF?, but she has a lovely figure and nailed Katniss and what a warped world we live in and how JEALOUS some people get. Enough...I know you guys are soulless and all but consider that the young girls that look up to Jennifer as she plays a character that they adoreand would want to emulate, perhaps dwindling down to skin and bones would be irresponsible?.

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