Jennifer Lawrence turned to her mom, who runs a summer camp, for advice on whether to play Katniss Everdeen.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: You hesitated when offered the part. What finally made you say yes?
Jennifer Lawrence: I called my mom, and she called me a hypocrite because when I was doing indie movies and everyone was asking why I didn't do studio movies, I said, "The size of the movie doesn't matter." And she said, "Here's a movie you love, and you were thinking of turning it down because of its size." I thought: "I don't want to miss out because I'm scared. Me being scared, I never want that to stop me from doing something." But I knew in my heart that I wanted it -- it was about working out all the fears.