Jennifer Lawrence previously stunned moviegoers and some celebrities with a recent statement. She seemed to imply that The Hunger Games made her the first female lead of an action movie. Now Jennifer Lawrence is clarifying her statement regarding female action leads.
She took the time to speak with THR to elaborate on her statement and what she actually meant to say. Apparently “it came out wrong” after having “nerves talking to a living legend,” referring to Viola Davis.
Here’s how she began her statement:
““That’s certainly not what I meant to say at all. I know that I am not the only woman who has ever led an action film. What I meant to emphasize was how good it feels.”
“And I meant that with Viola — to blow past these old myths that you hear about … about the chatter that you would hear around that kind of thing. But it was my blunder and it came out wrong. I had nerves talking to a living legend.”
As mentioned above, both moviegoers and several celebrities took offense to Jennifer Lawrence and her prior statement about female action leads. Here are some celebrities’ responses from Twitter:
One can only hope that this new statement clears the air and allows Jennifer Lawrence some space from the backlash. She began her discussion with Viola Davis over Davis’s upcoming film The Woman King. It features an ensemble cast of black women including herself as General Nanisca.
As of this writing, The Woman King is considered by many moviegoers to be one of the top films of 2022. With a successful box office run and positive reception from both audiences and critics, it’s certainly nice to see. Hopefully we can continue to focus on such positive.