Jennifer Lawrence: Directors Hate Her, Shuts Down Proposed ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Idea

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most adored stars in Hollywood due to her witty humor and endearing antics, not to mention her ability to dazzle us on the big screen, but the 25-year-old beauty is pretty sure that directors hate her. How could this be?

Well, it’s not based on any outright ill treatment or by way of the directors actually verbally expressing their dislike for the star, but Lawrence is pretty sure she’s the target of some sort of vendetta, seeing as the directors Jen has worked with most recently keep making her sing in movies.

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 26: Jennifer Lawrence attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv show at Vertice Studio on November 26, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images) MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 26: Jennifer Lawrence [Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images]Lawrence, the award-winning actress, who sang “The Hanging Tress” wonderfully in Mockingjay: Part 1 and who also sang in David O. Russell-directed movies Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, shares as to her theory on the matter with Entertainment Tonight.

“You know I have this theory that directors hate me. I don’t know why. I hate it that have to keep doing it. It’s the weirdest thing. I’ve never once put it out there that I think I can sing or that I even enjoy singing. Now it seems like I keep having to do it in every d**n film!”

Although Jen is not entirely a fan of singing on film and feels that she’s the target of some nasty joke, she does admit to getting vocal during a good karaoke duet. When asked as to who she would most enjoy taking on the mic with during karaoke, the star was quick to answer.

“The first person that is coming into my mind is Emma Stone. Or I would chose Adele and I would just mouth along with her.”

This is not just a dream scenario, either, seeing as Lawrence and Stone are actually friends after being introduced by actor Woody Harrelson over a year ago. Additionally, Adele and Jen could easily arrange a get-together and take on the stage as a duo, seeing as the American Hustle star shares that she and Adele “met through a mutual friend and just became friends.”

It’s clear Jennifer Lawrence must be one fun friend to have, seeing as she’s even got funny girl Amy Schumer hooked on hanging with her. The pair are also putting their talent and wit to use, while they work away on writing a script for a highly-anticipated comedy.

As for Jen’s current onscreen performances, the Oscar-contender in which she stars, Joy, will hit theaters on Christmas Day, and although the final installment of The Hunger Games did not do as well in theaters as anticipated, there is already talk of prequels to the franchise. Jennifer is, however, not a fan of this idea just yet.

The Guardian relays Lawrence’s remarks on the topic of a Hunger Games prequel, noting that it just seems too soon.

“I wouldn’t be involved [in thise] tribute. I think it’s too soon. They’ve got to let the body get cold, in my opinion.”

It is not entirely surprising that Lawrence would not only dismiss the idea at the moment for starring in a prequel, and it is unlikely that the star would even consider being a part of it down the road as she seems to be veering in a whole new direction with her film choices. Lawrence has broken the barrier and is no longer simply a franchise actress. She has proven her abilities and talent for an array of film genres and would unlikely stay within the borders of the franchise world.

Michael Burns, chairman of Lionsgate, which is the production company for The Hunger Games franchise, remarked on the possibility of a prequel, which initiated queries to Lawrence on the matter. The Guardian notes Burns’ reasons for suggesting a prequel.

“He suggested there was plenty of material in Suzanne Collins’s bestselling YA novel trilogy about a dystopian North America, upon which the Hunger Games films are based, which might be mined for future installments, predicting the film series would ‘live on and on and on.'”

Watch Jennifer Lawrence in the trailer for her soon-to-be released film, Joy.