Why Was Jennifer Lawrence Terrified To Be In ‘Hunger Games’?

In less than three weeks, the highly-anticipated movie The Hunger Games will finally hit theaters, much to the delight of fans worldwide! The book-turned-movie already has so many fans and so much hype over it that it is almost guaranteed to be a phenomena. So why was its star Jennifer Lawrence (who plays Katniss Everdeen) hesitant to take on the role at first?

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the 21-year-old actress confesses that she got cold feet at the thought of playing such an iconic character for a movie that’s already proving to be quite the hit!

“There was this huge moment of excitement and this huge moment of fear, because I knew that as soon as I said ‘yes’ my life would change,” Jennifer says in Entertainment Weekly. “A year from where I was standing at that moment my life would be completely different. And I walked around a whole day really thinking ‘It’s not too late. I could still go back and do indies, it’s not too late.’”

If Jennifer had declined the role of Katniss in Hunger Games, who else do you think would have made an awesome Katniss Everdeen?