Lawrence excited for Hunger Games 2
Published 01/02/2012 | 12:33
Jennifer Lawrence can't wait to get started on The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
The first film in the trilogy isn't set for release until March, but the actress - who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen - revealed shooting on the second instalment is due to begin soon.
"I can't wait to start training. As soon as they were like, 'We need to start training in July', I was like, 'Woohoo!' I can't wait to get back," she told Entertainment Weekly.
Jennifer also revealed that they may film the sequel in the tropical climes of Hawaii, a difference from the North Carolina set of the first film.
Director Gary Ross thinks his leading lady should get an Oscar nod for her performance.
"The range in this performance, the emotional terrain that she investigates, the demands of what this role are," he said.
"It's such an intensely physical role and an emotional one. She carries the entire movie. To be able to do that at that age is so kind of incredible that I was in a little bit of awe. Do I think she should be nominated? Absolutely."
The Hunger Games, which also stars Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth, is scheduled for release on March 23.