Actress made controversial statement in interview
The Hunger Games is a trilogy of films derived from a popular book series by the author Suzanne Collins🇧🇷 In them, Jennifer Lawrence gave life to the protagonist Katniss Everdeen, who offered herself as a tribute and had to survive a game where only one person would come out alive. The film really was a milestone for cinema, but the actress made a controversial statement about its importance by saying she was the first female lead in an action film🇧🇷
Second Jennifer, action movies were missing female protagonists before his casting for the feature of Hunger Games🇧🇷 She was chosen to give life to Kat niss ever deen right after his amazing performance – and Oscar nomination – in Winter’s Bone (2010). The Hunger Games was a success, making the first film just the beginning for a sequel of two more films in which Lawrence starred.
But it was during an interview with Variety that Jennifer and Viola Davis talked so sincerely that the actress shocked by stating that there were no female leads in action films before that. That remark came when both were talking about Viola’s recent work – The Woman King – and Lawrence said “no one has ever cast a woman in the lead role of an action movie” before Hunger Games.
“Goodbye! I want to come back to you as “The Woman King”. I remember when I was making “The Hunger Games”, nobody had ever put a woman in the lead role of an action movie because it wouldn’t work – because we were told that girls and boys can relate to a male lead, but boys can’t. identify with a female protagonist. And it makes me so happy every time I see a movie that shatters all those beliefs and proves that it’s just a lie to keep certain people out of movies, to keep certain people in the same positions they’ve always been in.”
As you can see, she elaborated her speech better and added the question of genre to the debate, associating this with certain types of roles always being held with certain people, emphasizing the importance of ending this stereotype.
Still, it’s worth noting that Lawrence’s claim isn’t exactly correct. Despite Hunger Games being a milestone and opening even more doors for female protagonists, action productions prior to the franchise, such as Alien, Angels of the Night, Tomb Raider and Kill Bill are some examples of action films that feature female protagonists.
But what about you, what do you think of the actress’ speech? Is there any action movie with a female lead that you remember that contradicts what was said by her? Share with us in the comments!