This girl is on fire.
That girl, of course, being Jennifer Lawrence, who turns 31 on August 15. And, we're celebrating the milestone by looking back at one of her most iconic roles: Katniss Everdeen.
Lawrence landed one of the most sought-after roles in Hollywood when she was cast as the lead in The Hunger Games, the 2012 film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel. And from that point on, J-Law became one of the most beloved, buzzed-about and bankable celebrities, with the four films in the franchise collectively grossing almost $2 billion worldwide. We guess you could say the odds were definitely in her favor.
But did you know three other actresses made it to the final round of casting? Or that Lawrence once admitted to making out with one of her Hunger Games leading men off-screen? Let the Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) vs. Gale (Liam Hemsworth) battle ignite all over again.
In honor of Lawrence's birthday, we're revealing 25 fun facts about The Hunger Games franchise...
This story was originally published on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 3 a.m. PT.