Jennifer Lawrence got a little too far ahead of herself when she falsely claimed she was the first female action hero as Katniss Everdeen in the hit “Hunger Games” films.
Lawrence raised eyebrows when she took credit for introducing the world to the first female action lead during an interview with Variety published Wednesday. Seemingly forgetting about the likes of Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver, Lawrence positioned herself as the woman who paved the path for so many others in a tweet so atrocious Variety had to delete it.
lol, Variety deleted the tweet because the Jennifer Lawrence quote was getting dragged so hard pic.twitter.com/bcuVZKIPa2
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“I remember when I was doing ‘Hunger Games,’ nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie,” Jennifer Lawrence told Variety.
“We were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead,” she said.
Lawrence seemed to have completely forgotten about a number of famous films that boasted female leads, such as “Aliens,” “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” “Tomb Raider” and “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” to name a few.
Hamilton starred as Sarah Connor in “The Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” a role which catapulted her to fame as an iconic female Hollywood lead. (RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence Whines About Making $25 Million For ‘Don’t Look Up’)
Jennifer Lawrence desperately trying to restart her career now that Uncle Harvey is behind bars and no one else answers her calls
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The woke monologue quickly fell flat when the internet trolled Lawrence for her seemingly arrogant comments. Fans on social media quickly called her out and reminded Lawrence she is one of several other female leads. Messages flooded the internet telling Lawrence she isn’t quite the trailblazer she apparently perceives herself to be.
If she’s not interested in what fans have to say, Lawrence may want to turn her attention to TIME Magazine, which argued “Sigourney Weaver … birthed the female action hero” for her role as Ripley in “Alien” (1979) and “Alien 2: On Earth” (1986).