Jennifer Lawrence returns to the big screen in the final installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. in a jaw-dropping manner, sharing a selfie and a kiss with cast members during the London premier of the movie this week.
During the opening night, Lawrence leaned over to photo bomb her fellow cast mate Natalie Dormer with a cheek kiss during an interview. The action caught the corner of Dormer’s eye, causing her to turn as Lawrence leaned in. The result was an accidental kiss caught on camera between Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Dormer that has made the rounds on the internet.
“Oh my God!” Jennifer Lawrence said after the smooch. “We just kissed on camera, and I liked it.” A second later, the interviewer told Dormer that she has lipstick on her face. Dormer’s reply was simple. “I’ll get Jennifer Lawrence off my face,” she deadpanned.
Later, Sam Claflin, who pays fellow tribute turned soldier Finnick Odair, posted an Instragram selfie of himself, Jennifer Lawrence, and other stars of the movie. He captioned the picture, “This isn’t goodbye, it’s a see you soon.”
The selfie from the London premier is reminiscent of another group photo that Jennifer Lawrence was famously in, from 2014’s Academy Awards. In that picture, host Ellen DeGeneres enlisted Bradley Cooper to take the photo which included Jennifer Lawrence, Merryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, and other celebrities.
Jennifer Lawrence was not only the focus of The Hunger Games selfie, she was also the focus of the night’s fashion. The actress is a spokesperson for Dior and regularly steps out on the red carpet in Dior creations. The London premier was no exception, as People reports that Jennifer Lawrence was wearing a floor-length black dress patterned with gold. The two sides of the dress were open and were held together by gold chain straps. Jennifer Lawrence wore her shoulder-length hair parted to the side and straight.
Jennifer Lawrence will once again star as Katniss Everdeen, a reluctant hero who will battle the corrupt President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, alongside Gale, played by Liam Hemsworth, and Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 also stars Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci.
While the U.S. release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 isn’t until November 20, 2015, the movie had its London premier Thursday. It became evident on the red carpet in London that Jennifer Lawrence and her cast mates have become very close over the course of filming the four movies when they posed for an epic group selfie.
After being a part of The Hunger Games film franchise for almost five years, Jennifer Lawrence is ready to find closure on this era of her life. As Express and Star reported, Jennifer Lawrence said she was satisfied with ending the sage with the finale, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
“I didn’t feel ready when we wrapped. But when I saw the movie and I saw how amazing it was, it was just the perfect way to wrap everything up and I felt a sense of accomplishment.”
The Hunger Games franchise has so far grossed over $2 billion dollars and many point to Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss as the reason for the franchise’s huge success. Josh Hutcherson appears to agree with this sentiment.
“I think it all comes back to Katniss. I think it’s a character that people really connected with for many reasons. She’s inspirational… It feels good to finish it, it feels good to go on to the next thing. It’s been almost five years of my life playing the same character in the same kind of world.”
The inspiration that Katniss inspires led Jennifer Lawrence herself to be inspired to speak out about the gender pay gap in the film industry. In an interview with Reuters, Jennifer Lawrence spoke about the influence her character had on her.
“I don’t see how I couldn’t be inspired by this character, I mean I was so inspired by her when I read the books, it’s the reason I wanted to play her. So I think it would be impossible to go four years with this character and not be inspired by her.”
As Jennifer Lawrence says good bye to the film franchise that made her a household name, it is hard to remember that she is only 25. With three Academy Award nominations on her resume, including a win for 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, it seems that Jennifer Lawrence has channeled the inspiration from her Katniss character and nothing will be impossible for her.
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