Jennifer Lawrence Makes Bizarre Claim, Takes Credit for Work of Female Actresses Before Her

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "mother!" (Paramount Pictures and Protozoa Pictures via AP)

Did you know that before “The Hunger Games,” there were no female leads in cinema?

That’s what Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence is claiming, at least.


In a recent conversation between Lawrence and actress Viola Davis, the lead actress in the movie “The Woman King,” Lawrence claimed that before her famous movie, women in lead roles in action movies were effectively unheard of because “girls and boys could both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead.”

This is a ridiculous sentiment, seeing as how women in lead roles did indeed happen before Lawrence showed up on the scene. This includes:

  • Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver): Alien (1979)
  • Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton): Terminator (1984)
  • Natalie, Dylan, and Alex (Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu): Charlie’s Angels (2000)
  • Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie): Tomb Raider (2001)
  • Alice (Milla Jovovich): Resident Evil (2002)
  • Selene (Kate Beckinsale): Underworld (2003)
  • The Bride (Uma Thurman): Kill Bill (2003)
  • Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron): Æon Flux (2005)
  • Elektra (Jennifer Garner): Elektra (2005)

And this is hardly an exhaustive list.

Lawrence’s claim is demonstrably false. What makes this hilarious is that Lawrence effectively sat across from Davis and told her that she paved the road for Davis.


But all of this gets better. The tweet you see above wasn’t the first tweet Variety sent out. It is, in fact, the second one. The first was deleted because it include the full quote from Lawrence. Apparently, Variety believed that all it had to do to make it better was take the part with Lawrence’s ridiculous claim out and that would somehow make it better.

One can’t help but feel like Lawrence is embarrassing herself more and more at every turn. Every new interview seems to expose a woman who is clearly troubled and only becomes more so as time goes on. She’s continuously made bizarre political statements, including declaring that she’d throw a martini in Donald Trump’s face and admitting she’s finding it hard to forgive her family for being conservative.

Her extreme lean into leftist politics is now accompanied by a sense of self-aggrandizement that’s caused her to see a world that doesn’t actually exist.

Kind of reminds of you of Kanye West when you think about it.


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