Jennifer Lawrence has changed her hair color and is in the midst of training. Needless to say, she’s ready to play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. When fans of the book first found out Lawrence was cast as Katniss, they were a little ticked because her hair color was all wrong. “It was funny because everyone was upset that I was blonde, and I was like, ‘I’m gonna dye it,’” she told Access Hollywood.
Lawrence, who stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman last night in New York to promote X Men: First Class, has already started training at a stunt camp with Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson to play Katniss. “And I’m starting to do stunts with the bow and arrow, so I kind of feel like Hugh Jackman. And then I’m doing rock climbing [and] tree climbing.”
Does Lawrence notice similarities between The Hunger Games and and a certain Young Adult franchise? Why, yes. She’d be an idiot not to. “I think the reach is very similar. Very popular books, very large fan base. So, I think the size of it is very familiar to ‘Twilight,’” she said. Filming commences in North Carolina soon, with the release set for March 23rd, 2012.
Check out what Lawrence has to say in a video after the jump!