Jennifer Lawrence discusses the comparisons between her Hunger Games director Gary Ross to her Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence in a new excerpt released from next month’s issue of Vanity Fair.
She says, “They're almost polar opposites and both are completely perfect for these movies. Francis is kind of genius at building different worlds and transporting you into another world. The vibe on set is much quieter. Gary is very energetic. Francis is very laid-back and very calm.”
Lawrence also spoke about the differences between filming a big-budget film like Catching Fire to the experience of filming a small indie like ‘Winter’s Bone’, saying, “The vibe on [Winter’s Bone] set was exactly what makes me love indies. The only reason we were all out there in the freezing cold was because we loved the project. I love that feeling, that desperate, almost pathetic feeling of ‘Are we actually going to be able to pull this off?’”
And when talking about fans being obsessed with her and the Hunger Games, she adds that she has felt the same way before when she was younger, saying, “I had the basic 'NSync obsession. And Leonardo DiCaprio. But when kids do weird things to me, I'm like, 'I never did that when I was little.' ... I went nuts over Harry Potter and read it four times and pretended I was a witch, but I don't think I would have done some of the—actually, that's not true. I saw Daniel Radcliffe when I was doing David Letterman and I flipped out. I was screaming. So never mind. I take back everything I said.”