25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012)

Portrayed by: Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence may have received tons of critical acclaim for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, but that doesn’t change the fact that, in the books, Katniss is described as non-white, with dark, olive skin. The argument can be made that Lawrence was chosen for her acting abilities—and she’s certainly a talented actress, that can’t be denied—but that point is shot down when you consider that the casting call asked for Caucasian actresses between the ages of 15 and 20. Hollywood, you didn’t even try

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