November 3rd, 2011
04:46 PM ET
While that may seem like a Captain Obvious statement, hear Jennifer Lawrence out.
The 21-year-old actress, who stars as heroine Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," was responding to a question from Vanity Fair that asked whether she's thought about the implications of starring in a movie that has the potential to become as successful as "Twilight."
To which Lawrence said that she's been trying "not to think too much about it."
She continued, "'Hunger Games' is not 'Twilight,' and while I hear the comparisons, it's really premature to say it'll be the same phenomenon. I'm so proud of the work we did on the film - [director] Gary [Ross] and the entire cast and the crew were amazing, and I can't wait for it to be brought to life because I think it's an important story. If it does become a crazy phenomenon, I'll soak up my freedom now!"
Whether it becomes a runaway success or not, Lawrence promises that the film franchise will "absolutely" live up to the books.
"I had read the books before I even knew I would be auditioning for the movie, and was a huge fan of the material," she says. "Katniss is an incredible character: she's a hunter but not a killer, a 16-year-old who's being forced into the arena. The kids are killing one another only because if they don't, they'll die."
But in all honesty, are we wrong in thinking there's really no way the "Hunger Games" series WON'T become an irrepressible franchise? We suppose we'll find out when "The Hunger Games" opens on March 23, 2012.
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