Jennifer Lawrence talks ‘Hunger Games’ sequel

The star will soon start work on 'Catching Fire'

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Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she is surprised to be so excited about filming the sequel to The Hunger Games.

The actress plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the sci-fi blockbuster, which is released today, and will shortly start filming the second book in the series, Catching Fire.

But she told Collider: “It’s exciting, which is weird because I remember signing on to it and thinking, ‘Well I’ll probably have fun on the first one and be miserable for the others’. But really I’m excited to get back in training, I’m excited to get everybody back together, that was such a fun movie to shoot.

“And also, a time where an actor gets to do a character and a story that they really love and look up to and feel so strongly about, that happens maybe once in a lifetime maybe once every ten years, it doesn’t happen a lot and I get to do it once a year, and also with people that I love.

She went on to praise her co-stars in the series. “I love Josh [Hutcherson] and Liam [Hemsworth] and Elizabeth [Banks], Lenny [Kravitz] and Woody [Harrelson] – to get back together with those guys, it’s great.”

You can watch the trailer for The Hunger Games at the top of the page.Video