Jennifer Lawrence has been criticized for saying she is the first female lead

In 2012, Jennifer Lawrence thrilled moviegoers around the world as a sporty protagonist The hunger Games. But her recent comments have prompted some to remind the celebrity that she’s far from the first woman to direct an action film.

The pushback comes after that diversity released the latest installment of his Actors on Actors series, starring Lawrence and Viola Davis. Both actresses have acted in films in the past year: Lawrence is attracting attention dam and Davis impressed That Queen.

Wednesday afternoon, diversity tweeted a snippet of the couple’s conversation.

“I remember when I did it hunger gamesno one has ever put a woman in the lead of an action film because it wouldn’t work — because we’ve been told that girls and boys can relate to a male lead, but boys can’t relate to a female lead,” Lawrence said in the short video.

She continued, “And it makes me so happy every time I see a film come out that breaks each of those beliefs and proves that keeping certain people out of the movies is just a lie. To be sure, people in the same positions they’ve always been in.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Sigourney Weaver
Left: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 13th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. At right, actress Sigourney Weaver on the set of James Cameron’s Alien.
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Backlash quickly mounted on social media over Lawrence’s comments. Her name started trending on Twitter on Wednesday as critics rattled off fellow female A-listers who are said to have starred in action movies.

Multimedia journalist David Leavitt targeted the actress’ comments in a tweet.

“Jennifer Lawrence announced that she was the first woman to ever play the lead in an action movie… Obviously, she never saw Sigourney Weaver’s Alien franchise,” he said wrote.

Twitter user @StreamtheVote also chimed in, jokingly stating that the hunger games The actress was, in fact, “the first female action star”. The account then listed the following names: Linda Hamilton, Pam Grier, Michelle Yeoh, Sigourney Weaver, Milla Jovovich, Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Rodriguez, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Halle Berry.

“[These] Women owe everything to the groundbreaking Jennifer Lawrence,” she said tweet continued.

Still, some social media users appeared to defend Lawrence, including himself The cut Writer Olivia Truffaut-Wong.

“This controversy is stupid,” she said wrote On Wednesday. “Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is wrong when it comes to female-led action films, but her main thesis is correct. Do it, you might learn something.”

news week reached out to representatives from Lawrence for comment.

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Rick Schindler

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