Actress Jennifer Lawrence is being the target of emphatic criticism on social networks after saying that she was the first woman to star in action films in Hollywood. The 32-year-old celebrity made her controversial statement in an interview just published by Variety magazine.
Reactions to Lawrence’s lines were immediate. Several people took to social networks to remember Sigourney Weaver as the protagonist of the ‘Alien’ franchise films and Linda Hamilton as the star of the first ‘The Terminator’.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence — Photo: Getty Images
Lawrence’s line referenced her work in the ‘Hunger Games’ films.
The actress stated: “I remember when I made ‘The Hunger Games’, nobody had ever cast a woman as the lead in an action movie because ‘it wouldn’t work’, because they tell us that girls and boys identify with male protagonists, but boys don’t. identify with female protagonists.
Sigourney Weaver in a scene from the Alien franchise — Photo: Reproduction
One person wrote on Twitter in response to Lawrence “What about Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in ‘Alien’? And Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator’? I was obsessed with them growing up.” Another asked: “But what about ‘Alien’?”. Someone questioned: “Did she really ignore Sigourney Weaver?”.
However, some women also came to Lawrence’s defense. They softened the generalization made by the actress, remembering that there are really few actresses as protagonists of an action franchise. One fan teased: “You can’t name anyone other than Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton…”.