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Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014

Woody Harrelson on Jennifer Lawrence stardom, handling fame and ‘Hunger Games’

Hunger Games actor Woody Harrelson loves how his co-star Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t been affected by fame as he spoke about the young actress in his Vanity Fair interview.

the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-woody-harrelson-photo”She’d just done a movie, and people in the industry knew her, but she wasn’t really famous. And so I watched her grow into, amazingly, the biggest female star in the world. And it’s staggering to me how much she’s been able to just hold on to her basic decency and her amazing, marvellous spirit.”

Harrelson, 53, is coming off the incredible success of HBO’s True Detective and doesn’t want to see Lawrence believe the hype about her greatness.

”You know, it’s not terrible, people tell you you’re great; what’s terrible is when you start believing it. She never got f***ed up.

”She’s an amazing girl. She’s one of my favorite people on the planet.”

Harrelson added to Vanity Fair: “She’s just very forthcoming. It’s almost shocking how much she’ll say, you know. That’s super-fun, and also it’s shocking sometimes because it’s so on the edge…”It’s like she doesn’t have a censor. I really love that in people. I guess there are some people I don’t love it in, but in her it’s wonderful.”

 Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, alongside Harrelson as Revolution hits Panem in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1.

At the end of Catching Fire, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) had snatched Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) out of the arena with big plans for the Boy with the Bread. Meanwhile,  Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) are busy prepping Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to lead the rebellion, Snow is using Peeta to destroy it.

The final novel in the Suzanne Collins’s trilogy is divided into two movies. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I opens this November 21st, then the fourth film finishes off the story one year later in theaters.

The new film also stars Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Jena Malone, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, and Liam Hemsworth with Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer as Cressida.

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