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It looks like Jennifer Lawrence may have some qualities in common with her Hunger Games character, Katniss Everdeen. Namely, her risk-taking is inspiring. At least, according to Emma Stone.
Stone said she had a lot of reservations about accepting the leading role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man. She was nervous about committing to a blockbuster franchise due to its potential in changing the way she is received and viewed in Hollywood.
"What scared me was the idea of, 'What could happen to my life after doing something like this?' Stone said. “But the part and the process outweighed that fear."
Stone, 23, told Access Hollywood that she is a fan of Lawrence, and it was hearing the 21-year-old speak about her own reservations before committing to the Hunger Games trilogy that helped Stone decide to move forward with The Amazing Spider-Man.
"I love Jennifer Lawrence, and I watched a lot of her interviews for Hunger Games, It was kind of the same thing she was feeling," Stone said in reference to Lawrence’s anxiety about the role of Katniss Everdeen.
"It felt like a stupid reason to not be part of this," Stone continued. "What might happen [and] how [my] life could change didn't feel like enough of a reason to not play Gwen, not to get to be involved with this and not to get to act with Andrew [Garfield] or to get to tell the story in a different way."
It may also help that she is currently dating 28-year-old Garfield, who co-stars as Peter Parker/Spiderman.
Lawrence told Moviefone in March, “There was hesitation, of course, over the size of [the movie] and what my life would be like if I were to say yes, but I slowly came around to the idea. I'm happy I did [laughs].”
She further explained that it was her mother who helped her decide.
"It was funny because I've always been asked why did I always do indies, why didn't I do a big studio film. I always said, 'Because it's not about the size of the movie, it's about the script.’ When I was almost going to turn this down because it was too big, my mom told me I was being a hypocrite, because I loved the story, loved the characters and I truly believe in the message that these films are bringing. I think if you sign on to the right franchise [you're OK]," Lawrence said.
We’re certainly glad Lawrence said “Yes,” as that ultimately means we get to see both her and Stone in blockbusters with great storylines this year! The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters this July.