It’s been an emotional few weeks for J-Law as she completes press for the last ever Hunger Games, the franchise that turned her into a household name.
However, although Lawrence will no longer be preoccupied with playing the part of Katniss Everdeen, she won’t be planning to put her feet up.
At a press conference for the new film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 the star revealed she was addicted to working.
“I try to keep working so people can see other characters and other things I can do instead of taking vacation time, and now I’m aging like a president,” Lawrence said. “I hate waking up without a goal or going to sleep without achieving nothing,” she continued.
Lawrence’s ambition and drive has even stopped her from taking any holiday.
“I remember there have been a few times where I would have loved time off. But I was very aware of how overwhelming these movies and this character was, and that was a big fear of mine signing on to these movies,” the star said.
Next up for the 25-year-old actress is a part in new film, Joy. We can’t wait to see what Lawrence’s career has in store…
Jennifer Lawrence is about to say goodbye to the film that made her a Hollywood megastar. As the final ever Hunger Games movie gears up for release, Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about what it will be like to move on from “the movie that has been [her] life for so many years.” And prepare yourselves, she gets pretty emotional.
This weekend, J Law joined her co-stars, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, to take part in the handprint ceremony in Hollywood where the star got all teared up as she spoke about leaving the role that made her one of the most famous actresses in the world.
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When speaking about saying goodbye to the character, she said, “I feel like I had two endings with Katniss. One when we wrapped the film in Berlin and that was kind of saying goodbye to the movie and then I had a moment with my nephews about a year later. They played my children in the scene that we shot so it was an amazing closure to this character that I’ve loved for so many years to have my family there, my blood family, I got to say goodbye to both.”
We’re not surprised that Jen is getting choked up about leaving the role – not only did it help her become the highest paid actress in the world, it let her play a part that became an inspiration to women all over the world. She explained:
“I feel the impact of being part of such a huge movie that has meant so much for so many people. This character is overwhelmingly supportive of women, obviously, and this iconic, I don’t feel a personal impact, I think if you become aware of that it takes away from that a little bit, it’s the move, and the characters…it’s kind of like your avatar self.”
J Law will have to say her third and final goodbye to the character when the film is released on November 20th and unfortunately, so will we.
By Amy de Klerk