- Jennifer Lawrence received immense fame for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise
- She received archery training for the role that once came in handy while she tried to stop a break in into her house
- When she shared the story to her friends the laughed at how the skills really paid off
Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of Katniss Everdeen will forever remain iconic. The actress made the role unforgettable to the masses and gave it her all. Thus, her dedication occasionally led to amusing anecdotes off-camera. One such incident involved her using her iconic bow and arrow in real life, resulting in being laughed at.
Jennifer Lawrence Once Used Her Katniss Everdeen-Bow and Arrow in Real Life!
Actress Jennifer Lawrence dedicated a significant amount of time to practicing and training with a bow and arrow to master the skill for her role in The Hunger Games franchise. Interestingly, she even owned a pair herself, fortunately, she never had to use them in a real-life scenario until one instance where having those skills almost came in handy.
The actress recounted a once-scary, now-hilarious incident to Vanity Fair, where she found herself using her acquired archery skills to defend herself. She revealed,
“One time I actually used it for defense. I pulled into my garage and I heard men in my house. And I was like, ‘I’m not letting them take my stuff. I had just gotten back from training, so I had the bow and arrows in the back of my car. I went to my car and I put this quiver on me and I had my bow and I loaded it and I’m walking up the stairs. And I look, and my patio doors were open, and there were guys working right there, and I was like, ‘Heyyy, how you doin’?’”
She continued stating,
“They were like, ‘We’ve got to stage someone to break into your house and you can kill them!’ That would be the funniest news ever. Katniss Everdeen actually kills someone with a bow and arrow”
Following that heroic event, when she bragged to her friend about it, they couldn’t help but laugh at how her Katniss Everdeen skills came into play.
How Did Jennifer Lawrence Prepare for The Hunger Games?
Everyone can unanimously agree that Jennifer Lawrence’s on-screen presence in the said franchise was exceptional. The actress excelled in every aspect of her role, from capturing the emotional depth to embodying the physical attributes.
Particularly regarding the physical aspects, in order to master the mannerisms and skills of Katniss, she underwent rigorous training, which included archery lessons and intense daily workout regimens.
Speaking on Fresh Air she revealed,
“I really, really enjoyed archery. I had an amazing instructor, Khatuna. She was Georgian. She was an excellent instructor — very, very strict. If I had bad form, she would pinch my ear. She didn’t really put up with anything. It totally changed my body. It was so crazy, when I went back for the fitting for the second movie for ‘Catching Fire,’ my shoulders were two inches broader and my right arm is one inch longer than my left arm, permanently, I guess. But I really enjoy it.”
Her unwavering dedication to her craft was truly evident through the rigorous training regimen coupled with the thorough research she undertook for the role. She truly set the bar really high.
All of The Hunger Games movies are currently steaming on Peacock.