Jennifer Lawrence Reveals How She Tried to Keep ‘Hunger Games’ a Secret

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Generally, we don’t cover W magazine (aside from the one Kristen Stewart cover story from last year). But since we can’t resist anything Jennifer Lawrence, we made another exception for the otherwise older-demographic-aimed publication. In the October 2012 issue, Jenn reveals how should feels about Hollywood, her new character and keeping her Hunger Games role a secret…

When asked about L.A. living, she says, “Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don’t understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It’s not like that anywhere else in the world. I don’t want to stay in L.A. and start thinking that’s reality — because it’s very far from normal. But I still love movies. I’m just going to love being in them from Kentucky, or Prague, or somewhere else.”

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Of course the topic of The Hunger Games came up during the interview as well: “With Hunger Games, I got really nervous about signing on to that huge franchise. I was afraid that Katniss would overwhelm any other character I’d try to do. But I love Katniss, and she didn’t take over as much of my life as I thought she would. My mom talked about Hunger Games on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, which was something I had told her a million times not to do. She’s like Dina Lohan! But she has good taste.”

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As for her new, dancing character in Silver Linings Playbook — co-starring Bradley Cooper! — she admits, “I’m such a bad dancer. I don’t have many talents: I’m not a good cook, I can’t clean, and I can’t sew. The only thing I can do well is shoot bow and arrow — which I learned to do for The Hunger Games and will probably never come in handy — and act.” For more of Jenn’s spread, visit

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