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Jennifer Lawrence Was Worried The Hunger Games Would Spoil Her Career

Jennifer Lawrence is wowing audiences with her performance in “Silver Linings Playbook,” but at one point, Lawrence was worried that no matter what role she took, people would still see her as Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games.”

According to Entertainmentwise.com, Lawrence told The Telegraph that she was worried “The Hunger Games” would spoil her career. “My biggest concern in taking on this franchise was that people wouldn’t be able to lose themselves in my other films–that they would only see Katniss.”

She also said that her role in “The Hunger Games” has caused her to be very careful about other roles she’s taken, including her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” “I have definitely put a lot of thought into the movies I am doing that do come around ‘The Hunger Games.’ That’s why making a great film like ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ was so important.”

You can read more at Entertainmentwise.com. “Silver Linings Playbook” stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jackie Weaver and Chris Tucker and is in theaters now. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” also stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson alongside Lawrence; “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” comes to theaters November 22, 2013.

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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