Jennifer Lawrence's fame struggles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 October 2013
Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Academy Awards

Jennifer Lawrence

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

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
  • 2h 26min
  • 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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