Jennifer Lawrence clarifies the comments on female-led action films

She testifies in JLaw court.

After a critical firestorm, actress Jennifer Lawrence clears up false remarks she previously made regarding female-led action films. The Oscar winner issued the alleged correction Thursday while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.

“It was my fault and it came out wrong,” admitted Lawrence, 32, in an interview about her alleged slip of the tongue.

The controversy was originally sparked a day earlier after the “American Hustle” star declared herself the first-ever female action lead during an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series with Viola Davis.

“I remember when I was making Hunger Games, nobody had ever put a woman in the lead role in an action movie because it wouldn’t work – because we were told that girls and boys could both identify with a male lead, but don’t identify boys with a female lead,” Lawrence claimed when describing her role as Katniss Everdeen in the 2012 film adaptation based on the popular book series.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The hunger Games" (2012).
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012).
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Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage during the 2022 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 28, 2022 in New York City.
Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage during the 2022 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 28, 2022 in New York City.
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Jennifer Lawrence from the movie "dam" speaks onstage during the Contenders Movie: Los Angeles at the DGA Theater Complex on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Causeway’s Jennifer Lawrence speaks onstage during Contenders Movie: Los Angeles at the DGA Theater Complex on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Her comments unleashed a tsunami of backlash from film fans, who noted that there had been a slew of female action stars long before her 2012 flick.

They listed examples ranging from Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in the 1979 Alien series to Angelina Jolie in the 2001 and 2003 Tomb Raider films.

Needless to say, the Kentucky native was quick to retract her comments. “I certainly didn’t mean to say that,” Lawrence clarified to THR. “I know I’m not the only woman who has ever directed an action film.”

Sigourney intervenes "extraterrestrial" (1979).
Sigourney Weave in Alien (1979).
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Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in "Grave robbers" (2001).
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2001).
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She explained that she wanted to “emphasise how good it feels to break down these old myths about gender bias in Hollywood.”

Ultimately, Lawrence said she made a mistake because she was nervous about speaking to a “living legend” in Davis.

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