Petersen’s Hunting found this via a Rolling Stone interview:
Pass the squirrel guts on PETA bread, please. The Hunger Games‘ mega-hottie and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is apparently as cool in real life as she is playing Katniss, a bow hunting super bad-ass survivor girl in the blockbuster movie.
The 21-year-old beauty gutted a squirrel in the most talked about scene for her role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, (for which she was nominated). The scene was not faked, she told Rolling Stone magazine: “I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA,” she said. “But screw PETA.”
Prior to shooting Winter’s Bone, (a charming little movie RS describes as “a gritty, gothic, murder story set in Ozark meth country”), Lawrence spent a month in Missouri with a rural family shooting rifles and chopping wood in preparation for the role.
Lawrence is one of those rare stars today who was not born in Southern California, but in Louisville, Kentucky. So, in other words, she’s still pretty normal.
Hopefully, it will last:
Later in the article (titled “America’s Kick-Ass Sweetheart”), she tells RS writer Josh Eells that when she is done with her next movie she is “thinking about buying a house. And a big dog. And a shotgun.”
Here’s what we can expect to happen now. PETA fascists (but I repeat myself) will fight back. The last thing PETA can deal with is the hottest rising star in Hollywood mocking them and making them appear uncool. So PETA will start some kind of public or private campaign (or both) to use peer pressure (conformity) to shame Lawrence into taking it back and maybe even into appearing in one of their ad campaigns.
The question is, will Lawrence assimilate into the Borg or retain her identity and who she really is?
Side note: If you haven’t seen “Winter’s Bone,” I can’t recommend it enough. Not only is Jennifer Lawrence’s performance everything it’s hyped to be, but it’s just a damn fine story — a noir set in the Ozark Mountains that takes you deep into a the not-so fictionalized subculture of illegal and dangerous meth manufacturers and dealers.
Even though the story is set within the darker elements of mountain life, the characters and culture are still treated with dignity. No Christian zealots, no racists… Just independent people in difficult circumstances, some making the right choices, some making the wrong ones.
Most appreciated is the film’s depiction of an Army recruiting officer and our protagonist (Lawrence), who personifies all that is good and noble about a way of life Hollywood usually belittles.