Inside of W, the actress spoke about the role that made her a breakout star and the odd skill set it gave her. “I do love archery. I could kill someone with a bow and arrow if they’d hold still! With ‘Hunger Games,’ I got really nervous about signing on to that huge franchise. I was afraid that Katniss would overwhelm any other character I’d try to do. But I love Katniss, and she didn’t take over as much of my life as I thought she would.”
Playing Katniss is nothing compared to what “X-Men: First Class” required of her. “The first test where they painted me blue took around eight hours of makeup. I would stand, lean, or sit on a bicycle seat naked while they painted me. I have no modesty left after X-Men — I had blue in places I didn’t even know existed. Afterward, I had to go around naked, with scales over my private parts, surrounded by men. That cures you of all inhibition. The hotel in London wouldn’t give me my security deposit back because I turned their tub blue. I also did that to a lot of toilet seats on set. We called it ‘getting Mystiqued.’”
Read more with Lawrence in the November issue of W.