Jennifer Lawrence Reflects on Fame and The Hunger Games
There's no denying that Jennifer Lawrence's life is changing, from being an Academy Award nominee for Winter's Bone, to assuming the role of Mystique in X-Men: First Class and now filming the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games. And from the sound of it, she's not entirely comfortable with the notion.
"I got a taste of fame from the Oscars and I didn't like it," she told The Wall Street Journal. "That's a terrible thing to say, because it's such a tremendous honor. But I went from being normal Jennifer to being at these parties where I couldn't just be the girl making dumb jokes in the corner. Everybody's treating me differently and talking to me differently and I know that they're lying and that they're sucking up to me.
"It was a very bizarre time to be presented (with a part) that could make me arguably the most famous person my age, a year from now," she added regarding The Hunter Game. "I remember sitting in a coffee shop in London, thinking, if I say yes to this job, next year, at this time, people will be here, taking pictures of me with their phones. And I couldn't find a bright side in it. But I didn't want to say no to a script that I loved because I was scared."
The Hunger Games will reach theatres in March 2012.