Jennifer Lawrence in Glamour: I almost said no to 'Hunger Games'
Here's a sneak peek at the interview:
On her initial reservation about "The Hunger Games" being made into a movie:
"When I heard they were making the movie, I was like, 'oh, that's nice -- they're going to ruin another great book.' But then I met Gary [Ross, the director], and he was unbelievable and brilliant and genius."
On stepping into the role of Katniss:
"I gave myself three days. I knew from reading the books that I loved The Hunger Games. I just didn't know if it was worth changing my life for. I'm at a peaceful place right now. The people who used to ignore me at parties, now they're nice to me and kissing my a--. But nobody's staked outside my house. I wanted to make sure that when I said yes, I wouldn't regret it. And I don't regret it. I would have said no because I was scared, and then I would have been that bitter actress telling my grandkids, 'I'm the one that turned it down."
On staying in shape:
"I hate saying, 'I like exercising.' I want to punch people who say that in the face. But it's nice being in shape for a movie, because they basically do it all for you. It's like, 'Here's your trainer. This is what you can eat.'"
"In some ways, it's a hard life, but it's a great professional life. I'm doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old. I can't stand it when actors complain."
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