The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth grace the March covers of Nylon Guys and Details, but Jennifer Lawrence is conspicuously absent from the Land of Lady Mags. Did movie marketers do something…right?
When Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games book fans wondered how a woman famous for her role as Mystique (and the sexification it necessitated) could possibly portray our beloved, scrappy Katniss.
In the books, Katniss resents being dolled up for the cameras and despises the thought of being depicted as “a silly girl spinning in a sparkling dress. Giggling.” Is it possible that the movie’s marketers realized that sexing up Lawrence on the cover of Cosmo would fly in the face of her character’s disgust at being blatantly objectified?
The only mainstream mag on which Lawrence has been featured recently is Vanity Fair’s Fresh Young White Thin Pretty Stars of 2012 issue:
It would be impossible to make a big budget Hollywood blockbuster film adaptation of The Hunger Games without committing most of the sins of the Capitol. But is Lionsgate actually striving to do right by Katniss by keeping Lawrence off the lady fashion/lifestyle mags?
Edited to add: No, apparently, they are not.