In a recent interview with Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence claimed that she was one of the first performers to be cast in an action film.
Jennifer Lawrence explained a recent statement she made regarding the lack of female-led action movies and how she was one of the first actors to break that stereotype. The actress, who is promoting new film Causeway, retaliated by claiming that the media misconstrued her comment and that she never intended it to be said that way. (Read more: Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence connect over “nearly murdering their kids”: “My baby is in the car!”)
Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence participated in an Actors on Actors interview for Variety in which Viola Davis remarked, “I remember when I was shooting Hunger Games, nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work, we were told.
Fans were quick to mention actresses that performed much earlier than Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, such as Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
According to Jennifer’s clarification to The Hollywood Reporter,
“That’s definitely not what I meant to imply at all. I am aware that other women have starred in action movies before. I wanted to draw attention to how fantastic it feels. And I intended to dispel these persistent fallacies that you hear about with Viola.
about the conversation, you might overhear in such a setting. But I made a mistake, thus it turned out incorrectly. Speaking with a living legend made me nervous. “Once I was cited as stating that Donald Trump was responsible for hurricanes,” the actor concluded. That one struck me as absurd, and I didn’t feel the need to comment. However, with this one, I thought, “I suppose I want to clarify..