Jennifer Lawrence on ‘Hunger Games’ Finale: ‘It Does Feel Over’

Jennifer Lawrence on 'Hunger Games' Finale
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WASHINGTON – November 24, 2015 — (UPI) — Jennifer Lawrence is ready to move on from Hunger Games in the wake of the franchise’s finale.

The 25-year-old actress reminisced on the last five years working on the films, saying at the time she started, Mockingjay: Part II “seemed so far away.”

“It does feel over,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It didn’t for a while and I didn’t think it would ever sink in, but it has now. It feels over. And that’s OK. It’s OK to move on.”

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The final film’s bow in theaters last week proved less than staggering at the box office, as it earned $102 million in weekend sales over the higher earning Catching Fire from 2013, which earned $158 million.

Some cite the leading actress’ age and overarching fame as part of the reason why Mockingjay: Part 2 made less of an impact on initial box office numbers.

Aside from playing Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games, the actress has also played more mature roles in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. Critics say they believe the older roles cut into her popularity in the young adult novel adaptions, where she plays 16 and 17-year-old Everdeen.

In terms of the future, Lawrence said she is looking to expand her behind-the-scenes presence as a screenwriter. “I’d like to write some stuff that I’m not acting in, too,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I want to get back into acting in small, dark stuff. I want to get back into indies,” she added.

Lawrence also said she’d like to direct comedies, like the one she wrote with friend and comedian Amy Schumer.


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