Jennifer Lawrence's fame struggles

Jennifer Lawrence can relate to her 'Hunger Games' alter ego Katniss Everdeen because she understands how hard it can be getting recognised in public

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Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Academy Awards

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence initially struggled to cope with fame.

The 23-year-old actress was catapulted into the spotlight with her role as leading lady Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' and she can relate to her fictional alter-ego, who also became famous in her hometown in the film's sequel 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

She told Empire magazine: "There is the connection in that she doesn't feel like she's part of town anymore. Now everyone treats her like a celebrity...

"Whereas she still feels like she's part of them. I get that a lot. I'll go and get a coffee where I always get coffee and all of a sudden there's this weird mood, and I'm like 'Come on, I still get coffee here, just say hello.' "

However the brunette beauty is adapting to her newfound stardom despite finding the initial buzz difficult to cope with.

She told Empire magazine: "Right now, I don't have anyone [following me]. It was very intense for a while and I thought 'Oh God I cannot do this.' But it goes away and comes back, so it's not actually as horrible as I thought it was going to be."

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
  • UK release: 21 November 2013

Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) are forced to enter a special 75th anniversary games featuring contestants who've previously won. The sequel to 2012's The Hunger Games maintains the high standards of its predecessor, with a credible script, plenty of visual and narrative variety and superb performances.

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