Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games films.
- Author Suzanne Collins came up with the idea for the book after watching footage of the invasion of Iraq and a reality TV show.
- The name Katniss comes from the name of an edible plant species, genus “Sagittaria,” commonly known as “arrowhead.” This is a reference to Katniss’s archery skills.
- Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss, actually sang the song and recorded “Rue’s Lullaby” for the Hunger Games soundtrack.