When Twilight first rose to media heights in 2006 it was constantly being compared to Harry Potter. Most fans found that kind of silly because the only real comparison was on number of books sold if you took them novel-by-novel, and later movie sales. Now as Twilight is entering its final movies it’s inevitable that that people are now asked “Is The Hunger Games the next Twilight?” instead of “Is Twilight the next Harry Potter?” Again it seems kind of silly because The Hunger Games doesn’t really have anything in common with Twilight (or Harry Potter for that matter) except sales totals.
Here’s what The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence had to say to Vanity Fair when asked what is probably going to be the long-running annoying question that she will have to deal with.
Do you worry at all about the film becoming a massive phenomenon in the way of Twilight—and what that will mean for your personal and professional life?
I try not to think too much about it. Hunger Games is not Twilight, and while I hear the comparisons, it’s really premature to say that it will be the same phenomenon. I’m so proud of the work we did on the film—Gary and the entire cast and crew were amazing, and I can’t wait for it to be brought to life because I think it’s an important story. If it does become a crazy phenomenon, I’ll soak up my freedom now!
Don’t feel too badly Jennifer. At some point someone will be asking “Is the Mortal Instruments the next The Hunger Games?”
The good part, as far as we can tell, is that lots of Twilight fans are also The Hunger Games fans, and more importantly people are obsessed because THEY READ THE BOOKS!