Jennifer talked to Total Film about how her mother is the one who pushed her to do The Hunger Games. While that sounds like her mother may have been pushy, she actually was being helpful. Jennifer claims that her mother reasoned with her on why she should do it and forget about the size of it.
“I always got asked why I did indies, not studio films, and I said it was about the script, it’s not about how big it is, And she was like, ‘This is a script you love, a character you love, and you’re about to turn it down because of the size of it? You’re a hypocrite! My mom has a terrible habit of reading books, telling me to read them and then me doing the movie – she did the same with ‘Winter’s Bone.”