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Jennifer Lawrence was thrown into a world she wasn’t used to, once The Hunger Games blew up in pop culture. At that point in her career she related most to her character Katniss Everdeen.
Lawrence, 22, earned her role as Katniss in the midst of awards season. In the new February issue of Vanity Fair, she explained that she felt how she thought Katniss felt in the film.
“I read the Hunger Games books when it was Oscar season, so for the first time I was in these dresses which didn’t look like me and didn’t feel like me. I felt like a walking rag doll,” she explained, according to Just Jared. “I remember sitting there in hair and makeup, listening to the things that they were talking about, and most of the things I didn’t even know…. So I read that and I was like, ‘I know exactly how that feels.’”
Lawrence has remained down-to-earth and humble since earning her fame.
“Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid,’” she admitted.
Keeping the same attitude as she always did, she probably still feels a little like Katniss, since she admitted that even today she’s still not too comfortable with the red carpet and the attention that comes with it.
“It’s uncomfortable having to pose when people are shouting at you and the next day you just get slaughtered,” she said. “You walk out there and go, ‘Hate me!’”
Photo: Ellen Von Unwerth, Vanity Fair