(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Lawrence, the Oscar nominated actress and star of the upcoming film The Hunger Games, is quickly learning what it’s like to be a part of a global phenomenon.
On Tuesday’s The Late Show with David Letterman, she explained that although she thinks she’s “a troll,” and hates to see herself on screen, she knows there are legions of Hunger Games fans who scream — and sometimes faint — at the sight of her, thanks to her playing Katniss Everdeen, the lead heroine in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ book series.
Lawrence told Letterman that of all the fans she’s met, her “personal favorites are the ones who are in decked out, head to toe, Hunger Games Katniss gear…and then they get in line, and they…just kind of go into shock, and they look miserable…Won’t look at me, won’t talk to me, and if it weren’t for their full gear, I would think they hated me…But you know they just worked themselves up…And then they get in line and they just shut off.”
The Winter’s Bone Oscar nominee said her family is “having fun” with her fame, and her brothers — who used to beat her up — now provide useful services like threatening to “throw skateboards” at paparazzi, or dispensing advice on how she can beat the nerves she faces on the red carpet.
“Do shots! Do shots!” she said they told her.
The Hunger Games, which also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemswort, and Stanley Tucci, hits theaters on Friday.
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Scott Stuntz, Teton Valley News
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications