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The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence Compares Katniss to Alien's Ripley

The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence Compares Katniss to Alien's Ripley

Originally posted 03/19/2011 02:00PM

As the official leading lady of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence knows she's landed an out-of-this-world role – in more ways than one.

Taking on the part of Katniss Everdeen, a fierce and feisty heroine competing in the ultimate game of life-or-death, Lawrence, 20, has extra special, extraterrestrial inspiration for tapping into the "fighting spirit" of her character.

"Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Alien is the first [movie] that comes to mind," she tells Entertainment Weekly of an older yet similarly famous heroine.

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