London: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence credits mother Karen for convincing her to accept Katniss Everdeen's role in 'The Hunger Games' franchise.
The actress, who was hesitant about accepting the huge franchise, says her career would have been different had she ignored her mother's advice, reported Fabulous magazine.
"It's really rare that saying yes to something will completely change your life. I was happy with my life and I didn't know if I wanted it to change...
"I took three days to decide, and each day was a different answer. I finally talked to my mum. I'd only really done indie films before that, and she said: 'Every time people ask you why you don't do studio movies, you always say that
it's because you don't care about the size of the movie, you care about the story and the character. But you're a hypocrite...,'" she said.
The 22-year-old actress, who won an Oscar for playing a recovering sex addict in 'Sliver Linings Playbook', says her parents were worried about her decision to pursue acting. Lawrence quit school at the age of 14 to move to New York. Her older brothers Ben and Blaine had to persuade her parents to let their daughter take a chance on her dream of becoming an actor.
"My brothers called them and said: 'You've travelled all over the country with us, for baseball, football and basketball. This is her baseball game. You have to support her.' So they were forced to, at that point."