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Lawrence defends violence portrayed in Hunger Games

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville native and star of the new movie The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, defended the violent content of the film while promoting the movie in London.

The film's distributor in Britain had to edit some of the movie's violent images in order to qualify for a lower rating and qualify for broader distribution.

According to the British Film Board of Film Classification, blood splashes and the sight of blood on wounds must be digitally removed.

The movie is based on a popular series of young adult novels and the star of the film insist violence is important to the story, but not exploitative, "It's the violence and the brutality is the heart of the film, because it's what gets the people angry to start an uprising and to start a revolution and no wars start with watered down kind of cotton candy views on some things," said Lawrence.

The movie received a PG-13 rating in the U.S.

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