Jennifer Lawrence: ‘In Mockingjay I Get To Be Joan of Arc!’
PW: By this point, everyone and their mother is foaming at the mouth with excitement about the movies, but what excites you about them?
Jennifer: I love that it’s kind of this sick look at our world that’s obsessed with reality TV and obsessed with brutality. We’ve become so numb to the shock factor. We see people die on TV now, we see dead bodies and blood on the nightly news. I mean, the things people can find on YouTube are crazy! We’re so desensitized to it all now. Also the message of history repeating itself. Then there are these scenes where it honestly looks like gladiators. Roman History – people murdering other people for nothing more than entertainment. I just think all of that is genius and hard hitting and fascinating.
PW: Which of the three books are you most excited to film?
Jennifer: Probably “Mockingjay,” with “Hunger Games” a close second. I say that because in “Mockingjay” I get to be Joan of Arc. Except I live to tell the tale!