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Jennifer Lawrence on Her Hunger Games Alter Ego Katniss: It’s Kind of Like Your Avatar Self

Lawrence said playing Katniss was iconic and special
Jennifer Lawrence reflected on her Hunger Games alter ego Katniss Everdeen and what the blockbuster film franchise has meant to her at a handprint ceremony in Hollywood, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 30

To call Us excited for Mockingjay – Part 2 would be an understatement! Jennifer Lawrence opened up about her Hunger Games alter ego Katniss Everdeen at a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, Oct. 30.

“I’m very grateful,” the Oscar-winning actress, 25, said. “I feel the impact of being part of such a huge movie that has meant so much for many people. This character is overwhelmingly supportive of women, obviously, and this iconic [role], I don’t feel a personal impact, I think if you ever become aware of that it takes away from that a little bit, it’s the movie, and the characters… it’s kind of like your avatar self.”

Lawrence, accompanied by her Mockingjay costars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, also told reporters about her final moments as Katniss, and how special the role was for her. She also reflected on both her own family and her film family.

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“I feel that I had two endings with Katniss,” she said. “One when we wrapped the film in Berlin and that was kind of saying goodbye to the movie and then I had a moment with my nephews about a year later. They played my children in the scene that we shot so it was an amazing closure to this character that I’ve loved for so many years to have my family there, my blood family, I got to say goodbye to both.”

Hutcherson, 22, also commented on how much he loves his fans and film family.

"You guys supported us before the first movie, so thank you for that," he told the crowd. 

Hemsworth, 25, also remarked on his love for his fim family.

"I love you both so much and let's just be friends forever," he told his costars.

Related: PHOTOS: Meet the Hunger Games cast

Mockingjay – Part 2 is the second of two films based on the last novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, hitting theaters on Nov. 20.

Tell Us: Are you sad to say goodbye to Katniss?

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