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    “They Turned Me Down Immediately”: Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Failing ‘Twilight’ Audition Led Her To Star In ‘The Hunger Games’

    Jennifer Lawrence would have been in the ‘Twilight’ movies in another lifetime. But her audition wasn’t good enough. This rejection allowed her to test for ‘The Hunger Games’ movies. And the rest is history! The Oscar-winning actress is opening up about how being a “franchise” actor altered her self-perception.

    During the early phase of her career, she was trying to figure out ways to establish herself out of the “franchise” bubble. She even considered dropping out of ‘The Hunger Games’ due to the hardcore fandom. She was well aware of the weight of their expectations and the negative media attention it would bring.

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    Failing ‘Twilight’ Audition Made ‘The Hunger Games’ Possible For Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence was apprehensive about the fame from starring in 'The Hunger Games' movies
    Jennifer Lawrence was apprehensive about the fame from starring in ‘The Hunger Games’ movies.

    Jennifer Lawrence’s life changed after starring as Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games.’ But fate almost intervened when she auditioned for the ‘Twilight’ movies. But the 32-year-old actress’ audition was immediately turned down. It paved the way for Lawrence to star in the adaptation of the beloved YA novels.

    Jennifer Lawrence opened up about almost starring in a different franchise on ‘The Rewatchables’ podcast. She told her hosts about her terrible audition, “I auditioned for ‘Twilight. They turned me down immediately. I didn’t even get a callback. But my life would’ve been totally different. I got ‘Hunger Games’ I think, like, a year later. It was probably after ‘Winter’s Bone.’”

    The Oscar-winning actress, who wanted to do more diverse projects between filming ‘The Hunger Games,’ added, “I was still in a franchise, so I was still trying to counteract the franchise-ness. I’d still be doing that if I was in ‘Twilight.’ But I almost didn’t do ‘Hunger Games’ because ‘Twilight’ had come out and that fandom had happened,”

    She was also worried about the dangers of fame, “When I was trying to talk to people about making this decision after [‘Hunger Games’] got offered to me, it was hard to explain to people… this level of fame. I assumed it was going to be the ‘Twilight’ level of fame and that was never something I had in mind. I never wanted to be the most famous person on the planet. That’s a very different life than I pictured for me.”

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    Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games’

    Now an Oscar-Winning actress with many box office hits, Jennifer Lawrence has come so far. But the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ actress will leave everything at the drop of a hat if ‘The Hunger Games’ comes calling. While promoting ‘No Hard Feelings,’ the 32-year-old actress told Variety about still wanting to play the part that made her a household name.

    Jennifer Lawrence told the outlet, “Oh, my God – totally! If Katniss ever could ever come back into my life, 100%.“My producing partner just clutched her heart.” The franchise is going back in time with the prequel, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’ It stars Viola Davis, Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, and Hunter Schafer.

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    Shaurya Thakur
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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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