01 Apr '12, 5am

Jennifer Lawrence Isn't Thin Enough To Play Katniss? | Care2 Causes

I began reading the books around the time that the announcement was made that there would be a movie. I wasn't aware of that, however since I don't follow Hollywood. When I read the books, I saw Suzanne Collins drawing distinct racial lines. Peeta was white because he was the son of a breadmaker and therefore higher class. Katniss is a girl of nature, who learned from her father, who is named for an edible water plant. "If you can find your name, you'll always have enough to eat." She hunted with a bow. She, being lower class, was of olive skin. The Katniss I envisioned was American Indian. Jennifer Lawrence is not, though she darkened her skin for the auditions. Whatever anyone envisioned for her, if you had an ounce of reading comprehension, Katniss was not white, but I'm not complaining. Katniss, was reasonably well fed in the book, and would not have been hungry like t...

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