on landing the lead in the hunger games:
"The cool thing about Katniss is that every fan has such a personal relationship with her, and they understand and know her in a singular way."
"She's incredibly powerful, brave, and tough—and yet she has a tenderness and complexity."
on being a tomboy at heart:
"I was a cheerleader for six years, but I also have this totally competitive side. I'll wrestle anyone at any time."
“DEAR READERS. We have found Katniss.” So began the triumphant statement given to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins in the wake of Jennifer Lawrence’s casting. The search for the perfect Katniss Everdeen-the blisteringly tough 16-year old heroine of Collins’ best-selling dystopian trilogy about children forced to fight to death-was fraught one, rife with strident fan factions. (Team Hailee Steinfield to the left, Lawrence supporters to the right, with a loud middle crying out for lesser-known actresses like Lyndsy Fonseca and Kaya Scodelario.)