Jennifer Lawrence responded to the backlash over her comment last week that ‘no one had ever put a woman in charge of an action movie’ before her role as Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games’ – and said to the Hollywood Reporter that she misspoke.
“That’s definitely not what I meant to say at all,” Lawrence said Thursday. “I know I’m not the only woman who’s directed an action movie. What I wanted to point out is how good it feels. And I wanted to say that with Viola – to get past those old myths you hear about.
Lawrence said she was only addressing “the chatter you’d hear” around female-led action movies being overlooked when she made her faux pas during Variety’s “Actors on Actors” interview. with Viola Davis, but that it was his “blunder” and “went wrong”.
In the Variety interview, Lawrence recalled being told that “girls and boys can both identify with a male role, but boys can’t identify with a female role. “. The new mom was later slammed online for simply trying to compliment Davis on her lead on ‘The Woman King.’
“I had my nerves talking to a living legend,” Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter.
The ‘Don’t Look Up’ actor, who welcomed his first child with Cooke Maroney earlier this year, was quickly reminded by Twitter users of the high-octane action films led by women like “The Terminator”, “Aliens” and “Kill Bill.”
“I was once quoted saying Donald Trump was responsible for the hurricanes,” Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought that one was ridiculous, that it was so stupid that I didn’t need to comment. But this one, I was like, ‘I think I want to clarify.'”
Lawrence has certainly provided strong female representation in the “Hunger Games” franchise for a new generation. The films reportedly grossed nearly $3 billion and made her a star. As for Davis, the black actor had an additional bias outside of gender to overcome.
“‘When have I ever seen anything like ‘The Woman King?'” Davis remembers thinking during their interview. “Not just with me in it, but with someone who looks like me in it?” Which studio is going to put money behind this? How are they going to be convinced that black women can lead a global box office? »
“The Woman King” hit theaters in September and conquered the domestic box office.
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