When I heard rumors of a feud brewing between Twilight star Kristen Stewart and The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, I knew it had to be fake. Come on! Bella knows better to take on Katniss. The girl packs some serious bow and arrow heat.
Score one for me, because I was right! KStew has set the record straight. The two have never even met, never mind actually gotten into a diva spat. But wait ... there's more!
Kristen is actually planning to queue up at the theaters with the rest of us to see The Hunger Games. Hey, why wouldn't she? She knows she's got nothing to worry about!
It's not like it's competing with the next installment of Breaking Dawn. And I'm not just talking about the fact that the releases are timed at different parts of the year (Breaking Dawn: Part 2 is slated for November ... can't wait!). The Hunger Games is an action flick with a love triangle. Twilight is a love triangle with some action. It's sooo not the same thing, as Jennifer Lawrence so wisely pointed out:
The audiences for these two flicks are, for the most part, different. Both based on young adult novels, there's a teenage contingent of fans and a contingent of adults (mostly mothers). I'm sure there will be overlap between the devotees of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence (raising my own hand right now) but it's going to be pretty limited.
At the very least, the Suzanne Collins book series has already gotten more of a male teenage readership than the Twilight series, and that's expected to translate into more testosterone in theaters hoping to see the badass tribute action. Were there male Twilight fans? Sure. But I have a feeling a good 80 percent of them were just watching it to make a girl in their life happy (thank you to my husband for totally throwing himself on that spear). Really, if anyone should be worried, it's RPatz and TayLaut. Josh Hutcherson (aka Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale) are definitely catching fire!
Not to mention Kristen is notorious for being uncomfortable in the spotlight. The faster Jennifer rises to fame, the less attention she has on her and her relationship with Rob. That should make Lawrence her best friend, not her worst enemy.
Which movie would you be more likely to go see?