Jennifer Lawrence is one and the same with her character Katniss Everdeen, or so it seems.
In portraying the rebellious protagonist, Jennifer herself went rogue with her acting.
On the carpet of the LA premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, director Francis Lawrence talked about Jennifer’s method to PopSugar.
“She’s not a very big fan of rehearsal,” Francis said, “whereas other people love to rehearse.”
Instead of long, drawn-out practice run-throughs, Jennifer prefers to keep it all to a minimum—Francis will briefly remind her where they are in the narrative, a character arc, etc.—so she doesn't run the risk of draining herself of whatever emotion the scene requires.
“She kind of goes with her instincts and it’s a pretty amazing thing to watch,” Francis continued. “She does it sort of on the fly and from her gut and it's all very instinctual, but it’s a really amazing thing to watch.”
This has been Jennifer’s forte, even off the screen. Just being herself, aware of the present and her surroundings has made her one of, if not the, most endearing star in young Hollywood.