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Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Catching Fire,' Her Career and Hollywood Bullshit with EW

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 10, 2013 at 1:04PM

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands January 18), the mag travels to Waikiki, Hawaii, to chat with the cast and crew of "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire."
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Cover detail from Entertainment Weekly
Cover detail from Entertainment Weekly

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands January 18), the mag travels to Waikiki, Hawaii, to chat with the cast and crew of "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire." Below, interview highlights with Jennifer Lawrence and franchise newcomer Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick Odair.

Check out the full-size EW cover photo of Lawrence and Claflin here. More no-bullshit quotes from Lawrence's recent Vanity Fair spread are here.

Lawrence on speaking her mind, and avoiding pleasant soundbites:

“It’s almost like I subconsciously don’t want to work anymore so I’m trying to ruin my career… I’m so aware of all the b.s. that surrounds Hollywood, and how everyone gets on this high horse and thinks that they’re curing cancer and it makes me so uncomfortable every time I see it. So I go in the exact opposite direction and end up saying something like ‘I’m pregnant!’ when I’m in two franchises.”

On her awkward first meeting with "Catching Fire" director Francis Lawrence:

“I spit egg inside his mouth when I was talking. Into his mouth.”

Claflin on filming the infamous "sugar cube scene," in which he wears only strategically-placed netting:

“[It was] the scariest moment of my life. I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’”

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.