Jennifer Lawrence is comparing The Hunger Games
fighting scene to one of the most recent pop culture phenomenons – Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ divorce after just 72 days of marriage.
While it seems like an unlikely comparison, Lawrence is well aware of the hype surrounding the series, which is based on the best selling books.
She told Parade
, "I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that's a tragedy for anyone.”
She continued, "But they're using it for entertainment, and we're watching it. The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other's pain."
As for how she feels about her character, Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence explains “I love Katniss. She doesn’t have a lot, but she’s happy, and she faces death out of love for her family. She doesn’t want to be a hero, but she becomes the symbol for a revolution, a kind of futuristic Joan of Arc.”
reports that Lawrence spoke about the training she endured before shooting the first film of the series.
She said she did "running training, stunt training, combat training, archery" to prepare for the role. Lawrence also said there was one day that stood out to her that was particularly grueling.
"I had to do a scene running across a field, grabbing a backpack," she said. "There was no shade. It was just in this field of really tall grass and I had to sprint, and sprint, and sprint as fast as I could, five or six times. And then I had to get in this huge fight. I felt like I was in a car accident the next day."