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Lawrence 'scared' by dark hair

Jennifer Lawrence still never recognises herself when she has brunette hair.

The 23-year-old actress is currently sporting a blonde crop, but in the Hunger Games movies she has dark brown, long tresses. No matter how many times she changes her look, the star will never get used to being anything other than blonde.

"I dye it dark for movies but, no matter how many times I do it, my family can never get used to it - and neither can I. Like if I wake up in the middle of the night to pee and I look at myself in the mirror, I'm always scared at first because I don't know who I am!" she laughed to Company magazine.

"But I have to be dark for Katniss [in The Hunger Games], because that was the way she was written."

Jennifer has been outspoken about the pressure she feels young actresses face to look slim. She has even called for the word fat to be banned and explained how hard she works to have her toned body.

"I am always much happier when I'm in shape so I watch what I eat and I exercise, but the exercise always has to be outdoors because I'm a total gym-phobe," she said. "People who like the gym drive me nuts, 'Yay - I can't wait to go to the gym!' What's all that about?"

Earlier this month the star won the best supporting actress Golden Globe Award for her role in American Hustle. She appears alongside Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale who both sport strange hairdos for the '70s mob drama and the fashion was something Jennifer had a hard time with.

"I loved the look of it, although I'm not sure I'd want to wear that stuff all the time. My dad was an extra in the movie - he was actually only on screen for about a second - and he said that that's what everybody looked like at his college graduation. Times change," she said.

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