There's a reason why "The Hunger Games" is still making headlines, even after its opening weekend at the end of March. Not only is the long-awaited film adaptation of the hit novel No. 1 at the box office for the second week in a row, and not only does one of the main stars deliver a mean rendition of the Super Mario theme song, but the "Hunger Games" movie is also raising controversial issues of race and body image.
There was already a controversy over the race of the characters Rue, Thresh, and Cinna. Now fans and critics from publications such as the New York Times and Salon are expressing "concern" over actress Jennifer Lawrence's "well-fed" or "big-boned" appearance, claiming it was unrealistic in a series called "The Hunger Games." (For the record, we think Lawrence looks great in the film and in real life.)
Well, JLaw certainly isn't letting the comments get under her skin.
"This is hilarious. First, people say how so many actresses in Hollywood look anorexic, and now they are criticizing me for looking normal," the actress reportedly told a friend, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Lawrence also noted that rail-thin body images "are too often adopted by young girls and women -- thanks to what they are constantly being shown as being attractive."
Clearly, Lawrence is just as good at dodging the bullets from the haters as she is dodging her opponents in the arena. And with all of the positive reviews she's getting for her starring turn in "The Hunger Games," she's not only beautiful and confident, but super talented, too.
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