Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss -- FIRST LOOK!

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss -- FIRST LOOK!

Check out this first glimpse of Jennifer Lawrence at Katniss Everdeen!

The 20-year-old actress covers the current issue of EW and opens up to the mag about the parallel between her real life and her characters in The Hunger Games.

“He [director Gary Ross] was asking me what the experience was like and I just kind of opened up and said, ‘I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.’”

She continued, “And we both started laughing because that’s exactly what it’s like for Katniss in the Capitol. She was a girl who’s all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like, ‘Oh, no, I don’t belong here.’”

WHAT DO YOU THINK — is Jennifer ‘Katniss’ now?

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  • anonymous

    YES!!! actually, she’s always been! she looks gorgeous!

  • Gaby

    She looks amazing! I can’t wait for the movie

  • Allie

    Thank goodness they listened to us fans, and made her have brown hair. Although I get why they choose people based on their acting, appearence is VERY important to fans. She looks kind of like I’ve always pictured Katniss, I’m more positive now that she can pull it off :)

  • MACEY

    I knew she’d be able to pull it off! I just hope they recast Prim..

  • Maila

    I was never keen on the idea of Jennifer as Katniss, but wow she looks exactly like how I imagined Katniss to be!

  • hey

    THANK GOD SHE DIED HER HAIR!!
    :)

  • adureh

    She should really keep her hair that color, it looks really nice!

  • Amy

    I pictured Katniss looking so much younger than that. Like Hailee Steinfeld. I don’t really care that much Jen makes a great Katniss too. I’m sure the movie will be good no matter what.

  • Bee

    I had my doubts about Jen, but now…WOW. She looks exactly how I’ve pictured Katniss. Now I’m excited to see if they’ve done something with Josh…That should be interesting.

  • alexiel

    She looks 25, not 16!!!

  • David

    I knew Jennifer would be able to pull katniss off. it’s just josh as peeta that i’m highly skeptical of.

  • http://@kayfromcanada HunGergamer

    She looks a bit too old for me, but I’m sure her acting skills will definitely compensate for that. I’m really looking forward to seeing Hunger Games on the “big screen”.

  • aly91

    I LOVE her as Katniss, can’t wait for it to come out!!!

  • natalie

    I don’t really think she looks like Katniss. Idk who I’d picture instead, but I think she looks a little too old. I mean really; a 20 year old playing a 16 year old? That just seems unbalanced to me, but I’ll probably be proven wrong once the movie comes out.

  • Troy

    I have to say she looks closer to what I pictured Katniss looking like then I thought she would. I sttill wish they would have want younger (I was a Hailliee supporter) but I think Jennifer’s great and this picture goes a long way towards easing some of my misgivings about this movie.

  • adureh

    @natalie: are you serious?? The majority of “teenagers” in shows and movies are really in their 20s (some are even thirty; those lucky people)

  • Carla

    Amazing. She looks really good!

  • http://lol lol

    Well i was hoping for this movie to come out this summer but anyways why is their a 20 year old playing a 16 year old???? She’ll be 30 when they will make MOCKINGJAY as a movie jk jk jk LOL
    i respect yah Jennifer Home GUrl

  • Carly

    oh great they gave her a fake tan

  • lwllover

    Are people dumb? Of course they dyed her hair. What an actor looks like isn’t important anymore. Between CGI and make up, that can be fixed. It’s more important that she can act the part. People complaining about her natural hair color were so annoying. There’s this amazing invention called hair dye, folks.

    Anyway, she looks great

  • Katy Boden: can’t wait!!!

    just finished the books and can’t wait for the movie, she looks great. it really weird that she feels the same as Katniss, i think everybody would. about the age thing there are some people in 92010 that are in there 30′s so you can’t comment on that.
    I’m looking forward to this movie because the books are good, its gonna be bigger then Twilight i’d say just because of Jennifer’s Talent and the cast they have.
    GO DISTRICT 12!!!!!

  • Katie

    She looks much better at Katniss than I thought she would! I still think she looks a little bit too old though =/

  • http://@cjennifer628 genevar

    They did a really good job, she looks exactly like her !!!

  • Amberlyn

    @MACEY: I KNOW RIGHT. anyone would be better than the caveman they cast…

  • KT

    ahhh nooooo! This is not who Katniss Everdeen is!
    ….. Her eyes are not filled with the past, present, future of what Katniss feels. Her eys are still Jennifer…

    I’m so disappointed I hope the movie will be better.

  • Justme

    I was really upset and mad when they picked Jennifer as a Katniss but now I really regret that.She`s damn good and she is adorable actress and she is going to kill this.Who’s going to see Hunger Games? Thumbs up if you do !!!!

  • natalie

    @adureh: Sheesh, no need to get your knickers in a twist. Just stating my opinion. If you want to watch a movie that is evidently going to fail and everyone will soon wonder why they’d cast people who don’t belong in this movie, go right ahead.

  • Allie

    They have to have someone older -at least 18. If they’re under 18, they can only work so many hours, which means a longer shoot, which means higher costs. Jennifer and Josh can shoot through the night. Haillee couldn’t. Plus there’s not a lot of good male actors under the age of 18. And most teenage roles are played by people in their 20′s. Rizzo from Grease is maybe the most iconic teenage role and Stockard Channing was 34 when she played her.

    Fans can moan a lot but they’re all still going to go see it. Can I get a picture of Josh as Peeta now?

  • adureh

    @natalie: My knickers were in a twist?? Hmm, I didn’t know that; thanks for letting me know!

    @Allie: Thank you! I tried to tell people and I was considered rude…

  • Macey

    @Amberlyn:
    Well I’m not worried about the unibrow. SHE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE PRIM! She has almost brown hair and brown eyes, in the book she’s supposed to look like Mrs. Everdeen, she looks like Katniss! She also looks like she would be able to handle herself in the arena, she doesn’t look like a girl that wold need her big sister to fight for her. I mean were they high? RECAST PRIM!

  • Scarlett

    She looks good, but I still think her face is a bit too mature looking. I pictured Katniss as younger. I have absolutely no problem with older people being cast, but only if they really can pass as a teenager…..

    No doubt Jen will be fantastic in terms of acting, but I’m gonna have to wait and see more set pictures and the trailer to judge her appearance. This photo seems to have a lot of editing done to it..

  • natalie

    @adureh: Haha, Nice. Yeah, I guess there is no ‘age limit’ to acting, but I still think she doesn’t look like her. She just seems too old. Again, I’ll probably be proven wrong whenever the movie comes out.

  • Katnissfever

    Hell no.. Katniss should definitely look younger..
    Ms Lawrence is a bad choose

  • Tayy

    I think her hair could still be a bit darker, and the tan really doesn’t look right :/ It’s way better than before though, so that’s good. As for Peeta, I actually quite like Josh. I think his jaw and body structure is absolutely perfect.

  • olive

    I WOULD HAVE PICTURED KATNISS TO LOOK YOUNGER! jENNIFER LOOK’S AWESOME THOUGH! BUT I’M TOTALLY AGREEING ON HOW THEY SHOULDN’T CAST JOSH! THERE’S A BIG AGE GAP! SHE’S 20! HE’S 17! WE’LL DEFINITELY SEE THE DIFFERENCE ON CAMARA!
    i’M SOOOOOOO STOOOOKKKEEDD! CAN’T WAIT 2 SEE IT!
    I HEARD THAT IT’S COMING OT MARCH 23, 2012!

  • olive

    I CAN’T WAIT ITS COMMING OUT MARCH 23, 2012! AHHHHH!