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Jennifer Lawrence's "Hunger Games" Miami Mall Visit

Posted Thursday March 8, 2012 11:38 PM GMT

With just over two weeks left until her much-awaited movie hits theaters, Jennifer Lawrence stepped out for another stop on "The Hunger Games" National Mall Tour in Plantation, Florida on Thursday night (March 8).

The blonde beauty was certainly a hit at The Westfield Broward shopping center locale, as she was swarmed by autograph-seeking fans while joined at the event by co-stars Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg.

In the book-based film, which is slated for a March 23rd release date, Miss Lawrence plays the lead character of Katniss Everdeen - who happens to be an ace markswoman, something in which Jennifer definitely was not prior to assuming the role.

To get ready for the bow and arrow featured scenes, the 21-year-old was placed under the tutelage of four-time archery Olympian Khatuna Lorig - who told Hollywood.com of being asked to become Lawrence's teacher, "When they called me, they told me, ‘We want to make her look like a professional, to shoot like a professional."

"So, I’m like, ‘Okay, let me give a try. Let me meet the girl,’ [to see] how she looks, physically, and how she does," Lorig recalled, adding that Jennifer was a "strong-looking girl" and "very outgoing personality, very outspoken, very happy."

Khatuna continued, "From the beginning, I told her, ‘Listen. If this is going to work, we’re going to do it in a professional way.’ It’s a physical sport—even though I had her with a very light, barely 20-pound or 18-pound Olympic style wooden bow for her. She was getting sore. I think she was working out in the morning, then coming shooting with me, then going to work out again."

In the end, Miss Lawrence was well-prepared to shoot her markswoman scenes for "The Hunger Games," with Lorig adding, "I told her I would be very proud when I see her onscreen. I told her, I’ll see her on the screen and say, ‘That’s my student!’ And you know what she said? She said, ‘When I see you in the Olympics, I’ll say, ‘She’s my coach!’’

Enjoy the pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg at the Westfield Broward shopping center (March 8).

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