I guess I made this journal because I really can't believe the ignorance of some people.
Trawling the internet I found two shocking things: firstly, the article below about J-Law and her weight, and another saying how fans of the book had said that thirteen year old Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue, ruined the movie because she's black
I can't believe actual bonafide fans (or decent human beings) would say this, simply because in the book the character of Rue is actually described as having dark skin and hair, and Collins herself said publicly that Rue and Thresh from District 11 are African Americans. I know that there's been a lot of uproar over Lenny Kravitz playing Cinna (and I'll be the first to admit, I pictured him differently when I read the books - I saw something much like burdge
's Cinna) but so long as they play the characters well and do the message behind this important story justice, who really cares?
And as for Jennifer being too fat to plat Katniss...
I think she's a talented actress, HG aside, extremely grounded and has a great figure. Plus, her saying she's happy with the way she looks is a much better example for teens today than the constant message that we're given - that we need to be a certain shape or weight to be attractive. And I don't think anyone who has seen the GQ swimwear shoot Lawrence did, can ever say she's unattractive.
What do you guys think on both counts? Does is matter that Jennifer isn't malnourished enough to play the girl on fire? And what about other fans saying Rue shouldn't have been black?