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Jennifer Lawrence claims no women were action movie stars before her

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence made some alarmingly shortsighted comments regarding female action movie leads in a recent interview with Variety magazine.

"I remember when I was doing 'Hunger Games,' nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn't work. We were told ... girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead," Lawrence said.

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