Jennifer Lawrence says she’s not too fat for The Hunger Games

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/

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