Jennifer Lawrence asserts that she was the first female action movie star. In a recent interview with Variety magazine, actress Jennifer Lawrence made startlingly naive remarks about female action movie leads.
“I recall that no one had ever cast a woman as the main character in an action film while I was filming “Hunger Games” because it wouldn’t work. Girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with female information, according to what we were informed “explained Lawrence.
When Viola Davis questioned Lawrence about the “Actors on Actors” program, Lawrence answered, “Oh, certainly.”
Lawrence said, “Every time I see a movie come out that blasts through every one of those beliefs, it just makes me so thrilled.”
Lawrence’s obvious perspective would be that there weren’t any female action film stars before the first “Hunger Games” movie was produced in 2012 (the books were published from 2008 to 2010).
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However, going back 33 years might cause viewers to recall the most well-known example of a female action star, Sigourney Weaver, in the 1979 film “Alien.” Weaver went on to play the lead in three additional “Alien” films.
Since 2002, Milla Jovovich has appeared in no fewer than six “Resident Evil” movies. Kate Beckinsale, who may also take offense, has appeared in five “Underworld” movies since 2003.
Of course, Uma Thurman, who starred in “Kill Bill,” volumes 1 and 2, in 2003 and 2004, and Angelina Jolie, who twice played Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider” films beginning in 2001, should not be overlooked.
Lawrence’s purported smashing of the glass ceiling precedes even the 1990 film “Nikita” by a wide margin.
The three “Charlie’s Angels” actors may also be due an apology from the “Hunger Games” star for stealing their glory twelve years prior.