Jennifer Lawrence has clarified her comments she made about female-led action films earlier this week.
That Don’t look up star had been criticized for appearing to suggest the year 2012 The hunger Games was the first action film with a woman in the leading role.
“I remember when I did it hunger gamesno one has ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work, we’re told,” she said while speaking on Viola Davis diversity‘s Actors on Actors series.
“Girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead.”
Lawrence’s remarks drew attention on social media, with many people citing examples of female-led action films from decades earlier The hunger Games‘ publication.
Lawrence addressed her remarks The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, saying: “I certainly didn’t mean to say that. I know I’m not the only woman who has ever directed an action film.
“What I wanted to emphasize was how good it feels. And that’s what I meant by Viola – to blow past those old myths you hear about… about the gibberish you’d hear about something like that. But it was my fault and it came out wrong. I had nerve talking to a living legend.”
Lawrence also discussed how interview quotes can be misunderstood by the press.
“I was once quoted as saying that Donald Trump was responsible for hurricanes. I thought one was ridiculous, was so stupid I didn’t have to comment on it,” she said. “But with this one, I was like, ‘I think I want to get that straight.'”
In the Actors on Actors interview, Lawrence also spoke about the conversations she had after being cast The hunger Games about her body and weight loss.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jennifer-lawrence-hunger-games-b2242057.html Jennifer Lawrence clarifies remark on female-led action movies after backlash