Two literary series, two unforgettable heroines, two impossible love triangles…let’s just say it’s not
two too surprising that comparisons have been springing up between “The Hunger Games” and “The Twilight Saga.” But if you bring it up around “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, she doesn’t mince words:
“’Hunger Games’ is not ’Twilight,'” she told Vanity Fair. “And while I hear the comparisons, it’s really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon.” (For the record, we agree…)
And since “The Hunger Games” is most certainly NOT “Twilight,” and since any parallels between the two are totally overblown, we are sure that Vanity Fair would never, ever be so silly as to pose the casts of both movies for identical group shots, wearing identical clothing, in a setting that’s… um…
Let’s just say that this thing certainly looks a lot like that thing.
All comparisons to certain vampire romances aside, though, it’s pretty great to see the cast (from left to right: Isabelle Fuhrman, Jack Quaid, Jacqueline Emerson, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth) all in one place. And smiling! Even though, to hear Jennifer tell it, filming “The Hunger Games” was a gritty, grueling experience that involved zero celebrity pampering:
“[It] didn’t feel like filming a movie,” she said. “When we were filming in the woods, it didn’t have that Hollywood gloss—it was real snakes, real bears, and really scenes of running up and down a mountain for 13 hours.”
And after going through an ordeal like that, we wouldn’t be surprised if the cast of this movie bonded just as intensely as, say, the cast of “The Lord of the Rings”!
Not that “Hunger Games” is like “The Lord of the Rings”! We were definitely not implying that! PLEASE DON’T HIT US.
Did you notice the photos’ similarities too? How sick are you of those “Twilight” comparisons? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!