Jennifer Lawrence talked to MTV’s Josh Horowitz before the Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night, where she discussed the Academy Awards, the filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and not knowing the title of the X-Men sequel!
On the Oscars:
“I was having a sleepover with my parents,” Lawrence told MTV News on the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. “So I was asleep, and they came into my room and told me what happened. And then they left my bedroom, and I went back to sleep.”
And she’s not alone: Her “Playbook” co-stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver are also nominated for Oscars. “I believed with all my heart that they deserved it, so it’s absolutely amazing to be able to share this with everybody,” she said.
She compares the difference between filming The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, and hitting herself with her bow!
The Oscar nomination is hardly the biggest news in Lawrence’s life, with “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” looming on her very impressive horizon. Lawrence revealed that her second turn as Katniss, which just recently wrapped filming, was even more challenging than the first go-round.
“This one was harder,” she admitted. “There were a lot more six-day weeks, and the schedule was exhausting, [but] it’s so fun to get back with everybody, the same crew and obviously Josh [Hutcherson]. And [new director] Francis [Lawrence] is such a visionary. I think he’s doing an incredible job.”
Lawrence proved to be her own worst enemy during shooting. “I kicked myself in the face, only I didn’t kick myself; I hit myself with an eight-pound carbon-fiber bow,” she revealed of the self-inflicted bruise. “My own arm betrayed me.”
She also reveals that she hasn’t read the script for the upcoming X-Men sequel, and didn’t even know the title!
Looking forward to her second major franchise, we wanted to know if Lawrence has had a chance to read the script for the “X-Men: First Class” sequel, “Days of Future Past,” but she had trouble answering the question because she wasn’t aware of the title — a fact that was announced in August of last year.
“Days of future what? Is that what they’re calling it?” Lawrence asked when we told her the name of her movie. “They don’t tell me anything! They tell me everything, I never listen,” she added, laughing about the fact that she didn’t know the title. “That’s a cool title! No I haven’t read the script.”
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