Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for Twilight but was rejected.
Jennifer Lawrence once auditioned for Twilight but the future Hunger Games star reveals she was immediately rejected.
Jennifer Lawrence starred as Katniss Everdeen in Lionsgate The Hunger Games franchise, but in another world, would she be Bella Swan Afternoon?
While speaking on The Rewatchables podcast, Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she was auditioning Afternoon, but it didn’t go well. “I auditioned for Twilight,” said Lawrence. “They turned me down immediately. I didn’t even get a call back. But my life would have been completely different. I got The Hunger Games I think, like, a year later. Maybe it was after the Winter’s Bone.“
After seeing the nostalgia that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart dealt with during the Afternoon movies, Jennifer Lawrence had to think if this was something she really wanted. “When I was trying to talk to people about making this decision after [‘Hunger Games’] I was offered, it was difficult to explain to people… this level of fame,” said Lawrence. “I assumed it was going to be ‘Twilight’ level of fame and that was never something I had in mind. I never wanted to be the most famous person on the planet. That is a very different life than I pictured for myself.” Lawrence said she tried to “oppose the license“from The Hunger Games by doing as many other films as she could until she was “not only famous for this franchise.“
Jennifer Lawrence was recently asked if she would be open to playing Katniss Everdeen again, and the actress was enthusiastic in her answer. “Oh, my God, all of it!” said Lawrence. “If Katniss could ever come back into my life, 100 percent.“As she looked off camera, she said, “My production partner just grabbed her heart.“Although Lawrence may not be back, Lionsgate is continuing the franchise The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Birds & Snakes. The prequel takes place decades before the original films and stars Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow, the future ruler of Panem.
Jennifer Lawrence is currently seen as a star No hard feelings, a great R-rated comedy with a little heart thrown in for good measure. You can check out a review of the film from our very own Chris Bumbray here.