Jennifer Lawrence’s Sad Goodbye To ‘The Greatest Female Character Ever’

Jennifer Lawrence is finding it bittersweet as the final installment of The Hunger Games movies is set to be released this month. Mail Online reports that Jennifer Lawrence feels the story of Katniss Everdeen has been a part of her life for so long.

“I think it will be pretty bizarre when the movie is finally out and… everything is officially done. This movie has been my life for so many years.”

Jennifer Lawrence did have an emotional goodbye to the film franchise and her character as she filmed the final scenes of the movie. E! Online reports she had two endings with Katniss Everdeen.

“I feel that I had two endings with Katniss. One when we wrapped the film in Berlin and that was kind of saying goodbye to the movie and then I had a moment with my nephews about a year later. They played my children in the scene that we shot so it was an amazing closure to this character that I’ve loved for so many years to have my family there, my blood family, I got to say goodbye to both.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is set to be released in theaters on November 20, 2015, but recently there was a handprint ceremony at TLC Chinese Theater to celebrate the final movie of the franchise.

Jennifer Lawrence has seen her share of movie-making action ever since the first movie of The Hunger Games franchise was released in 2012. She has made a whopping twelve movies during that time, including Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is one busy woman!

Time revealed that Jennifer Lawrence thinks she is aging like a president, with the hectic work schedule she has kept up over the past few years.

“I try to keep working so people can see other characters and other things I can do instead of taking vacation time, and now I’m aging like a president.”

Jennifer Lawrence said she has worked so hard because she wants to show people that she can take on roles beyond Katniss Everdeen, but she also referred to Katniss as “the greatest female character ever.”

Jennifer Lawrence has made waves recently, and not just for her acting ability. She recently published an essay in Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter, “Lenny.” The essay was called “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co?Stars?” and was written in response to a situation uncovered by a leaked Sony email that indicated Jennifer Lawrence had been paid less than her male co-stars. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Lawrence was not mad at Sony for the lower pay — she was mad at herself.

“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with d**ks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early.”

Jennifer’s colleagues in the entertainment industry have gotten behind her, patting her on the back for speaking up, people like fellow co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Bradley Cooper and others, such as Emma Watson, who took to Twitter to express her appreciation for Lawrence and her essay.

There is no doubt that Jennifer Lawrence has a solid future ahead of her. With one Academy Award under her belt, The Hunger Games now behind her, and her new movie, Joy, being released in December, she will never cease to amaze and delight on the big screen.

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