You and I both live and work in NorCal. Really, this shouldn’t be an issue.
This quote is the reason I have high hopes for the Hunger Games films. Kinda want to hug Jennifer Lawrence for fighting for the role, and the character of the role. Because this is exactly it. She’s not a badass, and what separates Katniss is that she only kills when it’s her only option. She is a broken girl who spent half her life taking care of her family and now has to try and save her own life in an impossible circumstance, as yet another way of taking care of her family. Against crazy odds. Against 23 potential killers. Against a dictatorship. Against freaking EVERYTHING. While trying to remain true to herself. That first kill, and any others after… they are terrible, for her and everyone. What she does to Cato is so stunning at that moment because it reaffirms who she is, right before the end. It’s what connects her to the world outside Panem. It’s what makes her the Mockingjay. AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE GETS IT. I love her.