Jennifer Lawrence may be getting put through her paces to prepare for The Hunger Games, but she isn't complaining.
The X-Men: First Class star has been undergoing intense training for the role of Katniss Everdeen and her action sequences in the forthcoming big-screen adaptation.
"It's lots of training, but the training is actually really fun - I've done archery for about six weeks, rock climbing, tree climbing and combat and running and vaulting. Also yoga and things like that to stay cat-like," she told MTV News.
The 20-year-old actress spoke about getting the coveted role, saying: "I was a huge fan of the books before I even really knew about the movies."
Newly brunette Jennifer, who dyed her blonde locks brown, has had to deal with some criticism from fans about the casting.
"I wasn't aware that everybody was so upset until I after I got my hair dyed, and people were like, 'Oh my gosh, blond hair can turn brown. Wow. It's a miracle,' " she joked.
"So now is the only time that I'm being told that people hated me at first."