Still have doubts about Jennifer Lawrence playing the role of Katniss, heroine of The Hunger Games? Well, if her squirrel-skinning skills demonstrated in Winter's Bone weren't enough for you, this week's cover of Entertainment Weekly (on sale May 20) might be. I'm putting it after the jump for maximum effect . . . and just in case anyone wants to keep her appearance a surprise. Lawrence spent time learning archery in LA before going to North Carolina to film. In the EW interview, she says that her sudden rise to stardom (with an Oscar nomination) gives her an understanding of Katniss: "She was a girl who’s all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like, ‘Oh, no, I don’t belong here.’ ”
“I love this story,” she told EW, “and if I had said no, I would regret it every day.” Aside from being a little airbrushed (hey, it IS a magazine cover, after all), Lawrence looks at least as authentic as Daniel Radcliffe's blue-eyed Harry. Do you agree?