Hunger Games Casting Call 2015
Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”On March 1. Lionsgate Entertainment confirmed that the production of The Hunger Games (2. Academy Award nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) in the lead role of Katniss Everdeen. In an official press release from the production, The Hunger Games creator author Suzanne Collins and film adaptation director Gary Ross praise Lawrence: “Jennifer’s just an incredible actress.
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So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave,” Collins said. And I can’t wait for everyone to see her play it.”“I’m so excited work with Jen and see her bring this character to life,” added Ross. There are very few people alive who can bring that to a role. Jen brings it in spades. She’s going to be an amazing Katniss.”Lawrence in Winter’s Bone(2. Earlier this month, several fans and media outlets expressed concerns that a casting call for a character described as having “dark hair” and “olive skin” only requested Caucasian actors to audition, even though non- Caucasian actors and multiethnic actors also possess Katniss’s physical characteristics. Did you discuss with Suzanne the implications of casting a blonde, caucasian girl?
GARY ROSS: Suzanne and I talked about that as well. There are certain things that are very clear in the book. Rue is African- American.
Thresh is African- American. Suzanne had no issues with Jen playing the role. And she thought there was a tremendous amount of flexibility.
It wasn’t doctrine to her. Jen will have dark hair in the role, but that’s something movies can easily achieve.
My audition for KViewMae's movie adaptation of The Hunger Games. New mic, Allergies, and late nights :) If you need me to change ANYTHING i'd be happy to.
In the interview, Ross redirects fans concerns about racial discrimination as something easily resolved by a bottle of hair dye. They could see themselves as heroes, as agents for change, as people who can resist instead of merely struggling to exist. Why would the latter possibility upset me enough to hate the books? Because it disallows compassion and empathy. Instead of Northern readers seeing themselves as in the position of the Capitol, they see themselves as the oppressed, hungry girl from District 1. This would be a tragedy.
Additionally, as a woman who grew up in a third world country, this is offensive: it feels like media from a culture that contributes to oppression throughout the world is re- writing a history to feed to children that writes me (and people who look like me) right out of it. The potential for using media and fiction to draw analogies to real life and potentially garner support for real, living people was lost. In our eagerness to “be” Katniss, are audiences going to forget the Katnisses that actually exist – that actual hunger, and rebel?”What next? Because the lead male character, Peeta Mellark, is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes in the novels, this means that the two main characters and heroes in the film will most likely both be played by white actors.