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Jennifer Lawrence Faces Criticism For Making A False Claim That She Is The First Female Action Movie Star

Jennifer Lawrence
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Before her involvement in “The Hunger Games,” Lawrence said that “nobody has ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie” in an interview with Viola Davis that was published by Variety.

Jennifer Lawrence is under criticism for making the incorrect claim that she was the first female action movie star.

Lawrence made the remarks during a roughly 45-minute sit-down interview with actress and producer Viola Davis, in which they also talked about parenthood, the acting business, and other issues.

What Jennifer Said?

“The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, 32, discussed the significance of her role as Katniss Everdeen, the film’s main character, in a statement. “I remember when I was doing ‘Hunger Games,’ nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work — because we were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead,” Lawrence said.

Lawrence continued, “Every time a film comes out that just rips through every single one of those assumptions, and exposes that it is simply a falsehood to keep certain people out of the movies, it just makes me so pleased.”

She Recieved Criticism

In response to Lawrence’s remarks, a number of other women have played lead roles in action movies, including Sigourney Weaver in the “Alien” movies, Angelina Jolie in “Salt” and “Tomb Raider,” Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “Kill Bill: Volume 2,” Michelle Yeoh in a number of movies, including “Supercop,” “Magnificent Warriors,” and “Yes, Madam!”

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After several Twitter users pointed out Lawrence’s inaccuracies, Variety appeared to remove a tweet it had published praising her remarks.

Others said that despite the fact that Lawrence’s remark was technically inaccurate, she nonetheless correctly identified the greater problem of gender bias in Hollywood.

Franklin Leonard, a producer and the brainchild behind the website The Black List for screenwriters, tweeted that the claim that Jennifer Lawrence was the first female action star was inaccurate. Because of this absurd notion of who identifies with whom, it is unquestionably true that Hollywood has and still does harbour a bias towards female-driven action films.

In the newly released movies “The Woman King,” Davis plays the commander of an all-female West African warrior squad, and “Causeway,” Lawrence plays a U.S. soldier who returns from Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury.


1. What is the net worth of Jennifer Lawrence?

A. $160 Million

2. Who is Jennifer Lawrence?

A. She is an American Actress

3. What is the name of her husband?

A. Cooke Maroney

4. How old is Jennifer Lawrence?

A. 32 years old

5. What is her height?

A. 1.81 m

6. What is her nationality?


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