Check out the sneak peek of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in costume for their upcoming movie, Serena. In the still, Lawrence looks stunning as a young bride in the 1920s, starting a new life with her charming husband portrayed by Cooper. This character is quite distinct from Lawrence’s previous role as the determined Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, being much more intense and somber in tone.
In an unexpected twist, the lead role in the movie “Hunger Games” is played by actress Jennifer Lawrence. In this film, she portrays a woman who is unable to conceive a child and becomes so desperate that she resorts to murder. Alongside Lawrence, the cast includes celebrated actors Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans, both Academy Award nominees.
The protagonist in The Hunger Games, Katniss, is an inspiring and admirable character. However, Jennifer Lawrence’s character in Serena may leave audiences feeling uneasy. This movie is based on the highly praised novel by Ron Rash and was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The plot follows the newly married couple, George and Serena Pemberton, as they venture from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina in 1929 to establish a timber industry. As the story unfolds, Serena proves herself to be just as capable as any man, overseeing workers, hunting dangerous snakes, and even saving a man’s life in the wilderness.
The king and queen work together to rule their kingdom, eliminating anyone who opposes them. But when Serena discovers she can’t have a child, she decides to kill the woman who gave birth to George’s illegitimate son. As she suspects George of protecting his secret family, their relationship falls apart leading to an unexpected ending. Although Lawrence was criticized for her portrayal of Everdeen, she found it funny and didn’t take it to heart.
Jennifer Lawrence faced absurd criticism for appearing too healthy to portray her role in The Hunger Games. As per the Chicago Sun Times, the actress expressed her frustration to a friend, highlighting the contradictory nature of Hollywood’s expectations of actresses. She argued that while many are expected to look anorexic, she was being criticised for appearing normal. Moreover, Lawrence believes that the constant portrayal of super-thin body images as attractive can be harmful to impressionable young girls and women. Critics of the film have also claimed that Lawrence did not match the book’s character, who is depicted as poor and malnourished. One reporter even went as far as to describe Lawrence’s physique as having “lingering baby fat.”