Two Katnisses

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 9, 2011 11:12:37 March 9, 2011 11:12:37

Well this is interesting.

Today in Paris at Miu Miu, Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld, both vying for the role of Katniss in The Hunger Games, turned up for the show.

I’m sorry…I know we’re fighting on this, but Hailee still isn’t my Katniss Everdeen. I’ve been trying. I even watched True Grit again on the plane with this in mind, every scene, to try and understand your point. But it’s not there for me.

Jennifer Lawrence on the other hand…

While I still wish they would go for a complete unknown, this is growing on me.

You know why?

It’s because to me she never looks the same. She was Baywatch at the Oscars, she was rough and gritty in Winter’s Bone, she’s a superhero in X-Men, here she’s a little demure, a little out of place, and very fresh faced and still young. Which is what I worried about for her. That she’d go that route, you know that route, and turn into a 20 year old looking like a 35 year old overnight. That hasn’t happened. Yet.

Deliberate? If I were her people I’d order her, especially now, when she’s right in the hunt, scrapping it out with Saoirse Ronan, to showcase her chameleon-ness. Katniss is courageous, impulsive, fiery, vulnerable, sexy, and untouched all at the same time. Jennifer Lawrence is a lot closer to that, to me, than Hailee Steinfeld, as adorable as she is.

Photos from and Dominique Charriau/

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