Jennifer Lawrence looked effortlessly gorgeous as she arrived (wearing Raoul), and as she left, the Late Night With David Letterman studios for her guest promotional appearance today in New York City, New York. If you’ve been living under a rock, Jennifer plays the role of Katniss in the forthcoming film The Hunger Games.
To get into the physical shape of Katniss, who has spent her life hunting with a bow and arrow in the wilderness, Lawrence began free-running, combat training, climbing, doing yoga and most importantly, archery.
“It was exhausting, especially toward the end when we had six-day weeks for a month … the adrenaline is real, the screaming I volunteer in fighting. Afterward, your heart’s still pumping,” said the actress.
Lawrence found herself developing different relationships for her character Katniss, including her friendship with Liam Hemsworth‘s Gale, romance with Josh Hutcherson‘s Peeta and finding a mentor figure in Woody Harrelson‘s Haymitch, which she found particularly interesting.
“(Katniss) was always very hard on Haymitch and making fun of him but I love Woody so much that it almost didn’t come across that way, and there were some scenes where we ended up finishing each other’s sentences and laughing together, so she kind of softens Haymitch a little sooner,” said the actress.
The advance reviews of Lawrence and The Hunger Games have been very positive. Do you think she’s going to shine in the role? Share you thoughts in the comments below!