WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence: I Traded My Privacy for 'Hunger Games'

The actress says she doesn't regret taking the role of Katniss, but she's not loving all the attention: "I have to realize that this is my new life"

When Jennifer Lawrence arrived at the worldwide premiere of The Hunger Games on Monday night, she was met with deafening screams from the crowd. But the Hollywood newcomer admits she had a hard time believing all of the fan excitement was directed at her. 

"I still do the thing that when they start screaming I'm like, 'Who's here?' and get excited, and then I'm bored, because [it's me]," she told Yahoo! Movies at the premiere. 

When asked about her admission that she was reluctant to take the starring role of Katniss Everdeen -- because she feared it would propel her to the kind of stardom that limits her personal life -- Lawrence, 21, replied that she has no regrets.

"I'm glad I took the role, but I was absolutely right about losing my privacy," she admits. "I have to realize that this is my new life, people saying 'Hey I followed you home from the airport, I've been sleeping here, will you sign my autograph?' and I'm like well, that's weird and not OK." 

Lawrence also says that she's had to deal with people who are all of a sudden acting much friendlier toward her.

"That's always the nice thing; that people who used to ignore me are now kissing my ass," she says jokingly.

As for how pumped she is to jump into the filming of Catching Fire, the second book in Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy, Lawrence says she's actually more excited about the downtime until shooting begins some time this fall.

"I'm more excited that I'm going to get to sleep in a bed soon!" she explains. 

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