When it comes to 'tween science fiction novel series-turned-film franchise, there's no rivalry quite like "Twilight" vs. "The Hunger Games" -- and, unsurprisingly, there may be a bit of healthy competition between leading ladies Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence. As we all know, sometimes "healthy competition" comes with a little trash talking.
But since it's coming from JLaw, her comments are a bit classier than the average personal dig. A "source close to Lawrence" told Radar Online that the Oscar-nominated actress "thinks that the cheating scandal [Stewart] got caught up in could have been avoided."
Although Lawrence apparently never mentioned Stewart's name outright, it was hard for Radar's source not to make that association when the actress allegedly told friends "that she would never two-time Nicholas [Hoult, her boyfriend and co-star in 'X-Men: First Class']."
And it's not like Lawrence. hasn't had the opportunity.
"Jennifer then went on to say that she has received attention from many older men, especially powerful movie directors in the past, and would never want to jeopardize her career by getting involved with a married man," the source told Radar. Meanwhile, Stewart's role in the sequel to "Snow White and the Hunstman" is already in question.
But the rivalry isn't only personal; it's professional, too. Stewart apparently beat out Lawrence for the lead in "Lie Down in Darkness," and since the two are close in age, this probably won't be the last gig they battle over, even though the bodacious blonde Lawrence and the waif-ish brunette Stewart are polar opposites in appearance.
And though Lawrence has had to defend her curvy body before, Radar's source claims Stewart is jealous. Said the insider, "Kristen has never been comfortable in her own skin and feels threatened by Jennifer's good looks. And the thing with Jennifer is, she isn't just attractive, she's a talented actor."
Lawrence and legions of "Twilight" fans may not approve of Stewart's affair, but at least she has one friendly face in her corner. Jodie Foster, who played Stewart's mother in 2002's "Panic Room," recently defended her by commenting on the difficulty of working in such a media-saturated entertainment industry.