Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Reaction to News that Gary Ross Would Not Return for “Catching Fire”
In a recent interview, Jennifer Lawrences talks all about the “traumatic” adjustment to her new-found fame after the release of “The Hunger Games”, what her family thinks of her as a brunette, her relationship with Bradley Cooper, and much more. It’s an entertaining read, as most of Jennifer’s interviews are, but I particularly enjoyed the part near the end, where she talks about “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross and Francis Lawrence, whom will replace him in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
Jennifer revealed she was “devastated” when “The Hunger Games” writer-director Gary Ross decided not to return for the second film, which Francis Lawrence is directing. “When I first heard the news, I was devastated because I adore Gary,” said Jennifer. “I didn’t see it coming. I couldn’t understand. I called him and he basically said, ‘I don’t have time to give 100 percent to this movie.’ My devastation was replaced with respect for him for stepping out when he felt that he couldn’t give his all. So, as much as I miss him, I completely respect him for making that decision.”
Of the new director, she said: “Francis is absolutely amazing. The actors feel very free; he’s not controlling at all. He knows everything inside and out so you feel supported. I’m really happy.”