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Kristen Stewart knows first-hand what it's like to star in the adaptation of a beloved young adult franchise and become an overnight success. So it's no surprise that the Twilight star had some insight about the kind of dramatic life changes in store for the young cast of The Hunger Games.
"It gets very crazy, and instantly the question is, 'Are you going to be able to handle it? Is this something that you want?' You look at those actors and you can tell why they're doing what they're doing," Stewart, 21, said on NBC's Today show on Monday.
The Snow White and the Huntsman actress added: "It's so obvious that no one signed on to that project to do 'the next big thing,' and I think that's the coolest way to see something get big."
Stewart also expressed her desire to see the film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
"I can't wait to see the movie!" she said.
Lawrence and her character Katniss have often been compared to Stewart and her Bella. According to Lawrence, 21, false media reports even required her to reach out directly to Stewart.
"I wrote her an email because there was this huge article about a Twilight and Hunger Games feud," Lawrence recently told Access Hollywood. "And we've never met before and never spoken. There were all these fake quotes from me that were actually hilarious. I just shot her an email, and was like, 'Hey, can't wait to see more as this feud unfolds!'"
Stewart was apparently quite understanding in her reply to Lawrence.
"She was like, 'It's fine. Welcome to [our] world where everything you say gets turned into [something it's not],'" Lawrence said. "So, she understood."
The Hunger Games hits theaters March 23, and the final Twilight film comes out Nov. 16, 2012.