Video: The Hunger Games cast & crew praises Jennifer Lawrence; discuss how Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth & others landed their specific roles

In a video interview with Yahoo! Movies UK, The Hunger Games director Gary Ross explains how there was no second choice for the role of Katniss Everdeen, and he wouldn’t have made the movie if Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t cast.

“I just knew there was no one who would come close. There was no one who had her strength, her directness, her integrity, her solidity, her bravery, her power or her nuance for emotional depth.”

Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, casting director Debra Zane and others also pitch in why Jennifer was the perfect Katniss.

The video also has the director, producers and cast themselves talking about how every actor landed their roles.

Watch the video below:

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