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Catching fire

A flaming costume made Katniss stand out immediately, but Lawrence’s fame took a little more time to develop. First starring in a sitcom and several independent dramas, she found work but little attention until Winter’s Bone came along. At first thought too pretty to play a poor mountain girl, Lawrence finally won over the film’s producers with her natural talent. Her character, Ree, cared for her siblings while searching for their father, a sort of warm-up to playing Katniss.

catch fire:著火
flaming:燃燒的、火紅的、火焰般的
flame:發出火焰
costume:服裝
stand out:突出、顯著、堅持
immediately:立即、直接地
sitcom:情境喜劇(= situation comedy)
comedy:喜劇
attention:注意、注意力
come along:一起來、出現、進展
win over:爭取、說服
care for:照料、喜歡、計較
sort:種類、性格、方式
warm-up:準備活動、熱身運動、預備動作
warm up:作暖身運動

A secret talent with a bow and arrow helped Katniss win the Hunger Games, and playing Ree won Lawrence an Oscar nomination. Yet she was still mostly unknown to the public until she was offered The Hunger Games role. Like Katniss again, people who thought Lawrence wrong for the part were convinced by her talent and determination. “I have this [protective feeling] over characters I want to play. ... If someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right.” That confidence would also be needed to face a new life in the spotlight.

bow:弓、蝴蝶結
nomination:提名
nominate:(v.)
convince:使確信、說服
determination:堅定、決斷、決心
protective:保護的、防護的
spotlight:聚光燈、眾所矚目的焦點


文法:
At first thought too … to …, … finally … with …
(起先被認為太過…而不適合…,然而…最後卻以…而)

特別補充:
catch on fire
:著火燃燒
unlikely person:非凡的人
household name:家喻戶曉的名字

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