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Here's Why Jennifer Lawrence Was Terrified To Play Katniss In 'The Hunger Games'

...and why she hopes her career won't die when she's 35.

We should all be used to Jennifer Lawrence's frank and candid commentary on the red carpet or in interviews, but it's still a thrill to hear her speak ... and she's still surprising us along the way.

Last night, Jennifer presented an award to Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, at the Producer's Guild Awards. Lionsgate is the studio behind the uber-popular "The Hunger Games" franchise, yet Jennifer still finds a way to make light of the whole situation.

"Jonn was charged to insure that Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" incredible trilogy of books was respectfully brought to life in four films and it was a ... large f—-ing failure!" she reportedly joked.

Earlier in her hit speech, Jennifer joked about her anxiety over the presentation.

"I normally say no to this kind of thing on the account of my crippling anxiety and the unbreakable bond between woman and couch," Lawrence claimed. "But I when I heard it was for Feltheimer, I had to say yes because I just assumed that I was contractually obligated but then when I found out that I wasn't, I had already picked out this dress."

And that same level of anxiety (which seemed at this point to be half-joking, half-possibly true), translated to her decision to take on the role of Katniss Everdeen. Jennifer, as we've come to know and love, is not afraid to shy away from a variety of different roles, from the blockbuster of the new "X-Men" franchise to the indie flick "Winter's Bone."

Still, playing one of the most badass female characters apparently came with some internal turmoil.

"I was so afraid of signing on to these movies a few years ago because something that size can make or break a career," Lawrence told the audience. "I put my trust in Lionsgate and they put their trust in me and now I think we have a strong and amazing relationship that I hope lasts until my career dies at 35."

With three Oscar nominations and one win at the same age that most people are graduating college, we're pretty sure Jennifer's career will last much longer than even she anticipates.