What's the Worst Part Of 'Hunger Games'?

by Nicole Pomarico

It's physically impossible not to be completely charmed by Jennifer Lawrence. But in one of her recent interviews while in London promoting Mockingjay: Part One , Jennifer Lawrence took self-deprecation to the next level. During her sit down with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio One — where she was joined by equally lovable co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson — the gang got to talking about whether The Hunger Games movies would be more enjoyable for them to watch if they weren't in it. They all agreed that it was true, and who could blame them? I cringe when I hear my own voicemail message, so staring at myself on a 20 foot movie screen sounds like an actual nightmare.

Lawrence's comments have me a little worried, though. Here's what she said:

"On set, I'm always like, 'No makeup. This needs to be raw! This needs to be real!' And then I watch it, and I'm like 'Oh my god!' I really do love these movies — after I've watched them, because the whole time I'm watching them, all I'm thinking about is what a troll and how untalented and awful I am ... If I wasn't in them, I would love these movies. I'm the worst part of this whole franchise."

She's obviously laughing while she says this, but it has me a little worried. Girlfriend. You do not have to be so hard on yourself! With makeup or without, Lawrence is beautiful, and her talent is hard to ignore. As someone who felt passionately about the books before the first movie ever hit theaters, I couldn't imagine anyone else as our Katniss. The way Lawrence brings such a strong character to life seems almost effortless. Who else could do that?

One of the things I've always loved most about her is her ability to confidently be herself, regardless of the situation or what other people might think. It's something I think most of us, myself included, still struggle with on a daily basis, and I've admired Lawrence's radiant self-esteem since the moment her fame exploded with the premiere of the first Hunger Games. I hope that, in her efforts to appear down to earth, that isn't something she's lost along the way.

Besides, if Lawrence wasn't Katniss, we likely wouldn't have her fabulous red carpet interviews and GIF-worthy facial expressions at our disposal, either, and that's no way to live. Long after Mockingjay's sequel leaves theaters, I will carry my J.Law torch high. For now and forever, she will always be my fictional best friend.