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“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

While Jennifer Lawrence, the actress recently cast as The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen, does not physically resemble her character, the media and fans alike often defend her casting by pointing out, “but she’s a talented actress!” Both the media, director Gary Ross and author Suzanne Collins have attempted to portray concerns about potential whitewashing as easily solved...
Rue won’t be whitewashed in “The Hunger Games”

Rue won’t be whitewashed in “The Hunger Games”

Earlier this week, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth were cast as Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne in Lionsgate and Colorforce’s production of The Hunger Games. Image Source:NY Daily News As a result, the three principal actors in Ross’s The Hunger Games film trilogy will all be white. In an April 7th, 2011 interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Hunger Games film adaptation director...
Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”

Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”

On March 17th, Lionsgate Entertainment confirmed that the production of The Hunger Games (2012) has cast Academy Award nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) in the lead role of Katniss Everdeen. In an official press release from the production, The Hunger Games creator author Suzanne Collins and film adaptation director Gary Ross praise Lawrence: “Jennifer’s just an in...
Media Takes Note of “The Hunger Games” Casting

Media Takes Note of “The Hunger Games” Casting

Over the past few days casting speculation about Lionsgate/Colorforce’s latest film, The Hunger Games, has kicked into full gear. It started with a Wall Street Journal article featuring Debra Zane Casting, the casting office in charge of culling through headshots of thousands of potential actresses for the role of Katniss, the novel’s lead heroine. The article by John Jurgensen rep...

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