I was lucky enough to be invited to two screenings of The Hunger Games last week. I was excited because I recently read the book and I’ve been a big Jennifer Lawrence fan ever since I saw her impressive performance in Winter’s Bone. Now that I’ve seen The Hunger Games twice, I realize that Jennifer’s favorite onscreen expression is the partially open-mouthed intense gaze. If I had to guess, I would say she kept it up for approximately 122 minutes of the 142-minute film.
There’s not a lot of smiling in the movie. Jennifer’s character, Katniss, doesn’t have much time for laughing, makeup or hair-washing because she’s busy trying to avoid being killed in the woods. So it’s a good thing that Jennifer looks beautiful even when she’s dirty, bare-faced and burning a hole through the screen with her eyes. But what’s up with her half-open mouth? Take a look:
Maybe the look can become Jennifer’s signature—kind of like Angelina Jolie’s pout or Julia Roberts’s boisterous laugh. I admit, it’s possible that watching the film twice in the span of four days caused me to fixate on this little detail. But tell me what you think of Jennifer’s love of open-mouthedness. Is it too much? Did you notice it during the film? Say yay or nay in the comments section below.