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It's easy to argue that upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games (in theaters March 23) is the first chapter in a movie franchise that will go on to rival The Twilight Saga in popularity. Both are based on beloved book franchises with passionate fanbases, star relatively unknown stars and have presale ticket grosses that rival some movies' entire box office takes.
So it should come as no surprise that Jennifer Lawrence, who plays The Hunger Games' leading lady Katniss Everdeen, is a bit worried about becoming too famous -- just like a certain young woman from Twilight.
"I look at Kristen Stewart now and I think, 'I'd never want to be that famous,'" the 21-year-old actress tells U.K. edition of Glamour. "I can't imagine how I'd feel if all of a sudden my life was pandemonium."
Lawrence has previously said she exhibited reservations at joining such a big franchise because she was afraid of the things fame would bring. Until now, she's worked on indies, scoring a best actress Oscar nod for 2010's Winter's Bone) -- though she did enter blockbuster territory with last year's X-Men: First Class.
"In some ways, it's a hard life, but it's a great professional life. I'm doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old," says Lawrence, who banked a modest $500,000 for The Hunger Games (although she'll likely clean up thanks to a share of back-end profits). "I can't stand it when actors complain."
So what are the perks of being famous? Being able to splurge on overpriced packages of Skittles, apparently.
"Just recently I started letting myself eat things from the minibar," Lawrence says. "When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and I finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I'm all grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar."