The Hunger Games is set to hit theaters Friday, March 23, and the buzz from fans about finally seeing Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in all her glory is causing quite a stir. With The Hunger Games having already sold out roughly 2,000 theaters, it looks like this flick may rival counterparts like Twilight or Harry Potter.
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is seeing a fame that she hadn’t expected. On the Late Show she stated, "We do these autograph signings, and there's all sorts of different reactions," she said. "Some of them start screaming before they even make it to me and then run away."
The Huffington Post also reported that the young Jennifer Lawrence was rather shocked with some of the reactions from young girls when they meet her, acting almost wacky. But, Lawrence’s character is a strong, independent young woman, so it’s clear why the actress appeals to a younger female audience.
The Hunger Games, the first book in a three part series, has been out on shelves since 2008 and has garnered quite a loyal following, with all three books having been a New York Times Bestseller. With the books deep social commentary and easily relatable themes it’s not surprising that fans have latched on wholeheartedly.
The New York Post reported that fans had been camping out in Union Square Tuesday simply to be one of the lucky few whom were given a wrist band to meet The Hunger Games young stars.
The Hunger Games stars Stanley Tucci, Jenifer Lawrence, Kiam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Lenny Kravitz also makes an appearance in the film.
The Hunger Games aren’t about to be fading away anytime soon, given all the talk of the book being eventually taught in high schools.