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Monday 1 September 2014

Jennifer Lawrence: Carpools are crazy

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has joked she threw her weight around on The Hunger Games set after winning an Oscar.

The Hunger Games actress has had some amazing moments since breaking Hollywood, including winning a best actress Oscar earlier this year. However, she claims Sally suggesting her fellow nominees travel together during awards season was the highlight so far.

"Okay, so you see a lot of the same people at all the different events in awards season, and one time Sally Field said to me, 'We're all going to the same places - I really think we should start a carpool.' Man, Sally Field wanted to get all these actors together in a big van and drive it around!" Jennifer gushed to Empire magazine. "Look, I live a very boring life. This was a very exciting carpool!"

The 23-year-old star has other fond memories of awards season. She cheekily flipped one finger at the Oscar press room at this year's ceremony, but is now happy to shrug the incident off.

"It's so funny how much I freaked out when I realised that happened," she laughed. "I ran to my publicist, saying, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God...' and now I am like, that's probably my proudest moment in my entire career."

Jennifer returned to the set of The Hunger Games franchise as an Oscar-winner following her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. She has joked that the glory went straight to her head.

"Well, of course I changed. I told them, 'Things are going to be a little different around here from now on...' " Jennifer giggled.

The blonde star plays brave Katniss Everdeen in the adventure movies. Jennifer finds it easy to relate to the character as she's had similar experiences.

"It's hard to say you identify with someone who's facing life and death and war. It's not like, 'Ohmigod that's, like, totally how I feel.' But there is the connection in that she doesn't feel like just part of the town anymore. Now everyone treats her as a celebrity... Whereas she still feels like she's part of them. I get that a lot," she explained. "I'll go to 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.' "

Over the weekend, Jennifer was photographed wearing a cast on her right wrist while preparing to shoot the third instalment of The Hunger Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

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