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WATCH: Woody Harrelson wishes he was more like The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence

With the fourth and final (*sob*) Hunger Games film hitting cinemas this week, it would be fair to say there's a good chance Jennifer Lawrence has reached breaking point, and is maybe even going slightly nuts in a Katniss-obsessed world. After the original dystopian future film turned her from a relatively unknown actress into one of the biggest names in Hollywood, there were concerned glances all around from those who knew what that kind of fame can do to a person. But according to co-star Woody Harrelson, we needn't have worried.

We caught up with the actor (who plays Haymitch in the franchise) to talk all things The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and he revealed what it was like watching J-Law blossom over all four films. “I’ve never see anyone reach that kind of zenith so quick and to just be ok with it and just remain themselves and not get a little messed up by it.” Harrelson continued: "I wished I’d have manoeuvred that well when I was their age."

The actor also spoke about how he feels about his character Haymitch after playing the Hunger Games mentor for three years: "I have a lot of fondness for Haymitch, I’d love sit down and have a beer with him, chat with him. He’s probably more cynically than I am, for good reason, he’s see a world that’s really corrupt and messed up."

Directed by Francis Lawrence and co-starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 opens in the UK on November 19 and in the US the day after.

Lauren O'Callaghan
Lauren O'Callaghan

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.