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Exclusive! ‘Hunger Games’ author Suzanne Collins gives an official statement on Jennifer Lawrence’s casting

Dear Readers,

We have found Katniss.

As the author, I went into the casting process with a certain degree of trepidation. Believing your heroine can make the leap from the relative safety of the page to the flesh and bones reality of the screen is something of a creative act of faith. But after watching dozens of auditions by a group of very fine young actresses, I felt there was only one who truly captured the character I wrote in the book.  And I’m thrilled to say that Jennifer Lawrence has accepted the role.

In her remarkable audition piece, I watched Jennifer embody every essential quality necessary to play Katniss. I saw a girl who has the potential rage to send an arrow into the Gamemakers and the protectiveness to make Rue her ally. Who has conquered both Peeta and Gale’s hearts even though she’s done her best to wall herself off emotionally from anything that would lead to romance. Most of all, I believed that this was a girl who could hold out that handful of berries and incite the beaten down districts of Panem to rebel. I think that was the essential question for me. Could she believably inspire a rebellion? Did she project the strength, defiance and intellect you would need to follow her into certain war? For me, she did.

Jennifer’s just an incredible actress. So powerful, vulnerable, beautiful, unforgiving and brave. I never thought we’d find somebody this amazing for the role. And I can’t wait for everyone to see her play it.

Thank you all for sharing in this journey and may the odds be ever in your favor!


Suzanne Collins


  1. icrushthourightnow reblogged this from imthatnicegirl and added:
    Remember this? She was right all along. :)
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  3. imthatnicegirl reblogged this from libraryland and added:
    I believe in Suzanne Collins, therefore I shall hold my judgment until I see the actual movie.
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    That’s how things should be cast. Not because of hair/eye color. They didn’t nix Dan Radcliffe despite his inability to...
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    Unbelievably excited!
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    'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins gives an official statement on Jennifer Lawrence's casting | EW/The Hob
  20. awesem reblogged this from libraryland and added:
    If she’s good enough for Suzanne, she’s good enough for me. Excited that they’re moving forward! Hunter Parrish for...
  21. noahandmara reblogged this from lorelailorelai and added:
    If Jennifer Lawrence has this much support from the author, then okay. BUT SERIOUSLY, WHAT SHE SAID ^. HUNTER PARRISH.
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    Still a bit uncertain :/ Am looking now though.
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