Blaze of glory
Like her Hunger Games character, Jennifer Lawrence was catapulted to fame, bagging a Best Actress Oscar by the age of 22. Now, as the second film in the sci-fi series is released, she's getting used to the limelight, she tells Sophie Herdman
JENNIFER Lawrence had a rather abrupt introduction to worldwide fame. Aged 20, and having previously appeared in just a handful of films, the actress was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe, among other accolades, for her role in the dark film Winter's Bone.
She was promptly thrown into the crazy realm of red carpets, flashing cameras and intrusive headlines, which ironically mirrored the experiences of Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of a trilogy of books she was reading called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Katniss voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in a televised fight-to-the-death battle called the Hunger Games, which sees two teenagers randomly picked from each of the 12 districts of Panem, where they live, and forced to compete in the brutal contest.
In the first film, Katniss survives the games and, like