‘Hunger Games’ star Jennifer Lawrence on squirrel scene in 'Winter's Bone': 'Screw PETA'
The actress had to skin a squirrel in the Oscar-nominated 2010 film
From Mike Naughton--
from: New York Daily News
By Ehab Zahriyeh
April 10, 2012
Jennifer Lawrence may have been channeling her "Hunger Games" character, Katniss Everdeen, when she recently attacked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals .
In the new blockbuster film, Katniss hunts animals for survival before she enters in her Capitol city's do-or-die competition in which she must kill her peers for the amusement of her corrupt government. But "Hunger" wasn't the first film Lawrence got blood on her hands.
In a scene from the Oscar-nominated 2010 movie "Winter's Bone," Lawrence had to gut a squirrel, aggressively ripping the fur off its flesh.
The 21-year-old superstar recalls the cringe-worthy moment in recent interview with Rolling Stone, revealing that the squirrel scene was not faked.
"I should say it wasn't real, for PETA," she said. "But screw PETA."
Naturally, after Lawrence's choice words drew ire, the animal rights organization has put up a tough fight.
"She’s young and the plight of animals somehow hasn’t yet touched her heart," PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told Gothamist. "As Henry David Thoreau said, 'The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.' We are told that this squirrel was hit by a car, but when people kill animals, it is the animals who are 'screwed,' not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature."
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I've never heard of this actress, but my daughters are well aware of her. Perhaps this actress' statement will make an impression on the younger generation and encourage others to speak up about PETA.
The Daily News called PETA "controversial", so the paper doesn't buy the PETA media blitz. Mike