Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen
Returning in the role is Jennifer Lawrence, whose career has soared since 'The Hunger Games', and who recently won the Best Actress Oscar, among other awards, playing the complicated widow Tiffany Maxwell in David O. Russell’s celebrated 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
Lawrence loved creating the character for the first time on screen and in 'Catching Fire', she took the sometimes selfless, often cunning young woman she has embodied through dark, confusing times and evolved her to a new level of strength and maturity.
“Katniss remains a character I adore but the stakes are different for her this time,” says Lawrence.
“In the first movie, she was a hesitant hero who really just wanted to save her family, but now she has a bigger weight on her shoulders. She feels a responsibility to all these people who are depending on her and yet, she is struggling with that, because it isn’t at all what she signed up for,” added J-Law.