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The Hunger Games heroine Jennifer Lawrence wants to continue with Independent films

22 March 2012

She's the talk of Tinseltown and with the release of The Hunger Games just a few hours away, Jennifer Lawrence who takes centre stage as heroine Katniss Everdeen has expressed a desire to continue working in independent films despite franchise roles.

Lawrence took on the role of Mystique in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class prior to The Hunger Games, and the gorgeous young star tells Digital Spy that she is more concerned with the calibre of directors and scripts that cross her path than the size of a film's budget explaining

"Indies were always my main source of work and I feel like all of a sudden I've woke up and I'm in two franchises that I love and that I'm proud of.

That's not a wake-up of regret, just a 'wow, I never expected to see that'. But I'm still doing work that I love and I always think it's mostly about the story and the character and working with good directors; it doesn't really matter, the size of it.

When I was doing indies, everybody wanted to know why I wouldn't do studios and it was just because it meant the story and the script and not the size of the movie. Then I just found a script and story and director I loved and it just happened to be huge."

The Hunger Games opens tomorrow across the UK and US and features the fantastic cast of Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Isabelle Fuhrman, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Donald Sutherland and Cheers favourite Woody Harrelson.

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