Jennifer Lawrence Nearly Passed On 'Hunger Games'

Jennifer Lawrence Nearly Passed On 'Hunger Games'
Toronto — As Jennifer Lawrence prepares to start shooting the next installment of "The Hunger Games," she's thinking back to how she nearly turned down the role that's made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Lawrence says she spent about three days figuring she would say no to playing Katniss Everdeen, the hero of the action franchise set in a post-apocalyptic North America where teens are forced to fight in televised death matches.

The 22-year-old actress said she had envisioned remaining where she started, in smaller independent films, and that "just saying yes to this one thing could completely change my life, and I don't know if it's going to be for the better," Lawrence said in an interview over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, where her comic drama "Silver Linings Playbook" premiered.

Lawrence already had a taste of studio life with the ensemble superhero tale "X-Men: First Class,
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