Wait, What?! Jennifer Lawrence Almost Said No To Playing Katniss

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If there’s one thing that we learned from Hollywood, it’s that starring in a mega franchise = huge, instant fame. Um, hello, Kristen Stewart! So when we found out that Jennifer Lawrence, who snagged the lead of Katniss in The Hunger Games, almost turned down the coveted part that pretty much every single young actress in Hollywood tried out for, we were confused. But nope. It’s true.

Jennifer told Entertainment Weekly

That when she was offered the role:

“I knew that as soon as I said yes, my life would change. And I walked around an entire day thinking ‘It’s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven’t said yes yet, it’s not too late. But I love this story, and if I had said no, I would regret it every day.”

Um, ya think?! We’re so glad Jennifer stuck with it. Besides, she looks gorgeous as a brunette, don’tcha think?!

Check out more of Jennifer’s interview about The Hunger Games at EW.com or pick up the mag on May 20!

Do you think Jennifer was a good pick for Katniss? Will you see the movies when they come out? To the comments you go!