The Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence Almost Damaged Her Spleen For Your Entertainment
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
“I had to do 10 ‘wall runs,’ where you run at the wall as hard as you can to get traction. I ran at it and my foot didn’t go up, so I caught the wall with my stomach. My trainer thought I had burst my spleen. I had to get a CAT scan and go into a tube where they put this fiery liquid in your body.” — Jennifer Lawrence, who is playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, describing a health remedy that sounds like it’s straight out of the Capitol. It’s a movie, Jennifer. A movie.
That said, if you don’t see The Hunger Games when it comes out March 23, just remember that Jennifer Lawrence almost ruptured her spleen for you. It’s this kind of self-sacrificing behavior that probably won her this role.