[theqoo] JENNIFER LAWRENCE GETS CRITICIZED FOR TONGUE SLIP


Jennifer Lawrence shared her thoughts on the history of female-led action movies in a new interview, but the “Hunger Games” star is getting some flack for not quite getting it right.

The Oscar winner spoke with fellow actress Viola Davis in an interview for Variety published on Wednesday, in which she mused on the past state of action movies with a female lead.

“I remember when I was doing ‘Hunger Games,’ nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work – because we were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead,” Lawrence told Davis, who this year starred in her own action-heavy film, “The Woman King.”

The “Silver Linings Playbook” actress went on to say that it makes her “so happy every single time” she sees a movie that proves women can indeed occupy those roles in movies.

People on social media were quick to point out, however, that Lawrence was far from the first female action hero, with many tweets referencing Sigourney Weaver in the “Alien” franchise, Linda Hamilton in the “Terminator” movies and Pam Grier in films like “Foxy Brown” – all of which predate “The Hunger Games” franchise. (The first film, based on the popular YA series of novels, came out in 2012, while the last movie was released in 2015)

“It is untrue that no one had ever put a woman in an action movie before Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Hunger Games,’” Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List, a platform that helps film and TV writers get their screenplays read by influential Hollywood figures, said, responding to a clip of the interview on Twitter. “It is absolutely true that Hollywood had and has a real bias against women driven action movies because of this ridiculous belief about who identifies with whom.”

Other examples brought to light in comments on Twitter and beyond pointed to Michelle Yeoh in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and other films, Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez in the “Resident Evil” franchise, Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill” and Angelina Jolie in the “Tomb Raider” movies.


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1. I was wondeirng if what she said was true and read the netizens' comments and it seems like she gives off the vibe that she's ignoring all the achievements of other actresses who were in similar roles before her. If we're company to compare it to our country, it's as if a younger actress was to say "I'm the first female lead character right? Thanks to me a lot more have came out after me" and if this wasn't true, everyone will just be weirded out... 

2. I can understand her intentions behind those words, but the delivery was poor 

3. She's know for her tongue slipsㅋㅋ

4. Sigourney Weaver was playing a freaking strong character in the Alien series and she was a female lead. Why is she talking as if she knows when she knows nothing?

5. Ever since Tomb Raider, Jennifer has been known for her tongue slips 

6. She's the representative 'I'm not like the other girls' mindset. I seriously hate it 

7. I don't think what she said deserves this much swearsㅋㅋ

8. I can understand what she's trying to say but it's also  true that her delivery always make her look kinda trashy, she has a few loose screwsㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ But I know what she's trying to say

9. Jennifer is always making tongue slips like that...She'll be fine as long as people forget about itㅠ

10. Why is she so thoughtless?




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