Jennifer Lawrence on The Hunger Games movie vs book

Jennifer Lawrence, in an interview to Tim Lammers, discusses the differences between The Hunger Games movie versus the book:

“It’s one the hardest things to do, to try make a book into a movie. If you focus too much on trying to keep everything accurate to the book, you could say, ‘Yeah, everything is in there,’ but at the same time, it could end up being a bad movie,” Lawrence told me with a laugh in a recent interview. “Instead, you have to take a chance and change small things and focus on making a movie, and that’s what they had to do. They wrote a script and from that script, they made a movie and didn’t go back to the book.”

“Some things are shorter than you’d expect, because we didn’t have room,” Lawrence said. “Otherwise you’d have a five-hour movie.”