2012 Jan 30

Jennifer Lawrence: People Are Desensitised To Heartbreak

Contact Music has an article on Jennifer in where she talks about people in general being desensitized to heartbreak using Kim Kardashian’s marriage breakdown as an example. 

Jennifer Lawrence thinks the general public are too “desensitised” to heartbreak. The Oscar-nominated actress plays the lead role of Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games’, about a future world where teenagers are made to fight to the death while on television, and she believes such things are comparable to the modern TV-viewing public – citing the break-up of Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries as an example.

She said: “We all can’t wait to tune in to the new season of ‘The Kardashians’ to watch a marriage be destroyed.

“That’s such a heartbreaking, terrible thing to happen to anybody and we tune in and watch it. We’re become more and more desensitised to the things we see on TV. That’s our entertainment: people suffering.”

However, realism was difficult to achieve with the film as director Gary Ross had to commit to a PG-13 rating, not that it is something he regrets.

He told Empire magazine: “I don’t think it has to be violent in order to be urgent.

“For the majority of the movie Katniss is being pursued and it’s a violent universe she’s in. But that doesn’t mean the violence has to be depicted gruesomely or exploited in any way.”