Who needs assault weapons? Actress Jennifer Lawrence only needs the trusty bow and arrow she learned to use on the set of The Hunger Games to defend herself.
Newser notes that the actress always makes for a fun interview, and her latest, for the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair, is no exception. We previously reported on her self-deprecating opinions regarding her chosen profession as well as her creepy nervousness that prevents her from meeting her acting idols, but that wasn’t all Lawrence had to share in the interview.
Lawrence frequently answers questions regarding her own personal proficiency with the bow and arrow, used by her Katniss Everdeen character in the Hunger Games films. Lawrence is actually quite good with the bow in real life and talked about a time she almost used it to actually defend herself from a “home invader.”
“One time I actually used it for defense. I pulled into my garage and I heard men in my house. And I was like, ‘I’m not letting them take my stuff,’ ” she tells Vanity Fair.
“I had just gotten back from training, so I had the bow and arrows in the back of my car. I went to my car and I put this quiver on me and I had my bow and I loaded it and I’m walking up the stairs. And I look, and my patio doors were open, and there were guys working right there, and I was like, ‘Heyyy, how you doin’?'”
Her friends were apparently disappointed by the outcome:
“They were like, ‘We’ve got to stage someone to break into your house and you can kill them!’ That would be the funniest news ever. Katniss Everdeen actually kills someone with a bow and arrow!”
Here’s the woman responsible for turning Jennifer Lawrence into a killing machine with the bow and arrow: