Jennifer Lawrence in gold for ‘Hunger Games’ London premiere: overworked?

Last night, The Hunger Games held its London premiere, but before we get to the fashion part of this post, I’m sort of stuck for the moment on the subject of height. This week’s issue of Us Weekly profiles the three main actors of The Hunger Games and reveals that Liam Hemsworth is 6’3″ while Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are listed at 5’7″. That can’t be accurate.

Just by looking at the photos of the Los Angeles premiere, it’s obvious that Jennifer is towering over Josh. Even if the difference can be explained away by massive high heels (and it’s hard to tell because her dress covers the shoes in question), compare him to Liam as well. There’s much more than an 8-inch-difference at work there. So I’m guessing that Josh is a pretty short guy — shorter than 5’7″ for sure. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Short dudes can be sexy as hell (think Michael Corleone). At least Josh isn’t wearing lifts like Tom Cruise, but he’s not quite owning it like Robert Downey Jr.. Maybe Lionsgate is behind the height distortion — the better to market their movie.

Now onto fashion. JLaw wore a custom, gold, crocodile-patterned gown made by Ralph Lauren. Again, her hair was simple but marred by “scraggly stuff around her face” and too-severe eyeliner. Admittedly, this dress is better than the gold one she wore at the Los Angeles premiere, but the overall look is quite awkward, which is strange for such a natural beauty like Jennifer. I think she’s simply trying too hard. Think back to JLaw’s 2011 Oscars ceremony dress, which was red, simple, and seemingly effortless. Now look at how comparatively uncomfortable she seems in this getup. A new stylist is desperately in order.

Elizabeth Banks went for a bold color choice again but this time in yellow instead of orange. Banks chose a Bill Blass dress with a matching clutch with understated makeup and hair. On this occasion, the back of the dress was even more spectacular than the front. She looks pretty amazing here.

Chris Hemsworth showed up as well to support brother Liam. Hel-lo, Thor.

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. mel says:

    Josh Hutcherson as Peeta…seeing these pics just kind of kills it for me. Jennifer looks ok.

  2. iloveretro says:

    Love, love, love Elizabeth Banks’ dress. Jennifer Lawrence’s dress isn’t awful, but it isn’t a showstopper either. Maybe a new stylist *is* in order. Having said that, I do like this gold dress much better than the last one she wore.

  3. Helvetica says:

    Josh might be 5’7″ though, Jennifer wears high heels, he wears flat shoes

    • CG says:

      I’m 5-7, and when I worked in an office I wore six-inch heels every day, and I did tower over people who were 5-7 or 5-8. One of my male coworkers who was my (non-heel) height remarked on how huge I was several times and said he felt like a midget. So I think there’s def a possibility Josh is really 5-7 and Jennifer’s just in giant heels. And DAMN, Thor! 🙂

    • Zigggy says:

      I think it’s pretty well known that actors lie about their height. Josh seems like a short guy- I’d put him at 5’5. I’d put Jlawr at 5’6 but wearing heels here, and I’d bet Liam is actually 6’3 or maybe 6’2- when you’re actually tall there’s no need to lie.
      Really there’s no need to lie anyways, but Hollywood is so weird. 😉

  4. omj says:

    Hel-looo Thor, indeed. Cripes his abs were pretty much the only tolerable thing in that movie other than Stellan, perhaps. But back to the point… Thor can park his hammer, erm, under my bed any ol’ time.

  5. cmc says:

    Holy sh*t the Hemsworth brothers are hot.

    JLaw- yes she looks like she’s trying too hard. Scraping that hair off her face would have done wonders. I actually love the dress and think her body looks amazing- but the makeup and hair are ruining the whole look.

  6. mia girl says:

    I really like Lawrence so I hate to say this, but she looks bad. The dress looks like one of the cheap evening dresses at Forever 21. Hair and makeup are poor. Not her best red carpet look.

    You know, I don’t mind that Hutcherson might be on the short side, because he seems like a pretty confident guy (like Radcliff). That makes him kinda sexy.

  7. Rachel says:

    Bedhead, I think you mean the 2011 Oscars.

    Both dresses she’s worn are pretty. Just not what I would have chosen for her. And her hair and makeup ages her. I’d rather see her play up her youth than go for this vampy older look.

    Oh and Pocket Peeta!

  8. Jackson says:

    Ugh. How does JL keep showing up places looking so bad? At least this dress is better than the last gold one. She’s got this all backwards – the hair and makeup need to be more polished/elegant and the dress needs to be a little more relaxed/casual. I really like this girl but she is in desperate need of a new stylist….assuming she has one now, which I can’t really believe.

  9. AudreyS says:

    I love Jennifer’s gold dress today. If it were white, it would be my perfect wedding dress.

  10. Gene Paremsan says:

    chris looks goood!! for the first time i notice his appeal. I would never wear yellow, i hate the color nut E-Banks makes me want that dress..
    Lokking good J-law

  11. marlee says:

    I absolutely LOVED her look at last year’s Oscars. That red dress was perfection on her. If she wants to look elegant but not overdone, that’s what she should be shooting for. She honestly looks like a totally different person to me in these photos. I like her hair better lighter… this color isn’t really doing it for me…. and her makeup is giving her a bizarre chipmunk-face.

    • Lila says:

      Funny, because to me she normally has a chipmunk face and the makeup/hair makes me think she does not in these photos….

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, she was stunning there, but on these red carpets the hair and makeup are too much, and the dresses look cheap.

  12. Lila says:

    So I kind of have a theory on the overdone eyeshadow, messy hair that she always seems to rock for the interviews and the premieres…I think Jennifer is talented but I never got the big deal over her looks, although her body and hair are awesome…I always think of that photo that ran that shows her with no makeup with her boyfriend and the cover of People for the film…Looked like two different people…It was obvious that the mag was photoshopped to give slim down her face, give her cheekbones, and bigger eyes. She has a round face and not the greatest bone structure, which is more obvious when she smiles. The heavy eyeshadow draws attention away from her cheeks and makes her eyes look bigger…The messy hair balances out the roundness…If she had her hair pulled or slicked back, it would emphasize the roundness…

  13. Neelyo says:

    This gold dress is definitely better than the first one but still…

    Hate the hair and the eye makeup is terrible. She looks like the ‘burnout’ girls I went to high school with who thought that the only make-up accessory needed was two pounds of black eyeliner.

  14. Mar says:

    Its working for me

  15. ahoyhoy says:

    Actors ( and ball players) inflate their height by 1 or 2 inches on their ‘official’ stats; actresses REDUCE their true height on their bios if they’re tall. An actress starting out doesn’t want to seem too much taller than potential male co-stars.

  16. steph says:

    I kind of wish he would wear lifts. In some pictures it looks to me like he’s lifting up his head to make up for the height difference. Does anyone else feel that way, or just me? But it doesn’t totally kill the sexiness of Josh! Some of my co-workers think he looks like a little kid compared to Jennifer and this doesn’t help. I can’t wait for the movie to prove them wrong (I hope)!

  17. Mama*C says:

    One would think that in a film that features a very intricate subplot about a stylist making over her character into a star that some bright little bunny on this project would have thought to do the same for their real star JL. Where is the Cinna for this poor girl? She looks like she literally rolled off the plane and tumbled onto the carpet. If you look from the neck down, the way the dress fits is killer.

  18. Alexis says:

    No she should have gone with something simpler.

    Either JL or JH’s height is off — or both. It doesn’t seem like JL is in 4 inch heels, and JL appears to be a good 4 inches taller than JH. Look at where her hips are, compared to EB (who seems to be wearing higher heels).

  19. Michele says:

    I think this is the better of the two gold dresses she has worn so far. I didn’t care for her red Oscar dress at all. When I saw pictures of her from the waist up, it looked like she was wearing one of those Baywatch swimsuits. At least she isn’t posing so hard anymore. Last year she was tilting her head back so far for the cameras that I thought for sure she would topple over backwards. She does have a very round face so I get the heavy eye makeup used to direct attention to her eyes instead, which are pretty. I just wish they would ease up on the black eyeliner alittle bit. She does have amazing hair. I like the messy buns and ponytails on her.

  20. Neelyo says:

    She’s one of those people who looks better when she’s not smiling.

  21. laura says:

    any pics of Thor and Gale together?? 🙂

    p.s. I don’t mind Hutcherson as Peeta, I think the face works, he kind of looks like the boy next door which I think works for Peeta. He’s got a friendly face. I’m sure they’ll work their movie magic with the height

  22. Esmom says:

    Omg, serious bangs trauma. J Law needs to get rid of those, they just drag down whatever she is wearing on her body or face.

    Elizabeth B is perfection here.

  23. Mongo says:

    Watch out Jennifer Aniston, here comes your younger, prettier, better you!

    Now all the tasteless unfunny roles should go to her.

  24. Camille (The original) says:

    It looks to me like that short dude is definitely wearing a shoe with at least a high’ish heel on it. He’s a cutie, but short guys never really appeal to me.

    JL is such a pretty woman, but once again her hair and makeup are a miss. I do like this dress better than the last gold one though.

    Those Hemsworth boys are lovely to look at. I’ve liked Chris since his ‘Home and Away’ days (an Aussie soap), and they are definitely tall guys. No lying about their heights there.

    EB looks nice.

  25. V says:

    Her eyes look blank like no-one’s home.

  26. carolina says:

    she doesn’t really have much of an eyelid. It’s like my korean girlfriend who doesn’t have much of an eyelid to work with and it makes her eyes look smaller. So she does heavy eyemakup to give the illusion of a thicker eyelid to shape the eyes better.

    And she has a full face which they overcontour to give it more structure.

    Her body is great and healthy and she’s a cute girl. But trying to “correct” things like her eyelids and lack of cheekbones is just resulting in WAY TOO HEAVY of makeup. It looks dumb on a girl that young.

    • Oddree says:

      Somehow your comment on your Korean friend with “not much of an eyelid” rubs the wrong way…

  27. Ruth O says:

    I’m hoping Chris Helmsworth might get cast as Finnick!

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