If you’re a dedicated fan of The Hunger Games, then you should know that today marks a special occasion for the Girl on Fire — it’s her birthday! Yes, May 8 is the day Katniss Everdeen was said to be born in the Suzanne Collins book series. Coincidentally, the woman who brought the heroine to life on the big screen, Jennifer Lawrence, is giving fans exactly what they need on a day like today: new quotes!
The 23-year-old actress is Marie Claire‘s latest cover girl, and along with that comes a bunch of juicy tidbits about her real-life relationship with X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult, her ‘feud’ with Kristen Stewart, her admiration for Lupita Nyong’o and more.
To get your fill of J.Law on Katniss’ birthday, click through our Jennifer-filled gallery here:
On the theory that she faked her (second) Oscars fall:
"I'm trying to do the right thing, waving to fans, trying to be nice, and there's a traffic cone. The second I hit it, I was laughing, but on the inside I was like, 'You're f*****. They're totally going to think this is an act...' But trust me if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it at two Oscars in a row. I watch Homeland — I'm craftier than that!"
On maintaining her relationship with Nick Hoult:
"When we're busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn't text back or call. Life's super-busy. Obviously you know what they're doing, and you trust them. We're so young that it would almost be like if we lived in the same city, what would happen? We'd be living together. At least this way he's in the same boat as I am: We can go out and have our own lives and know that we have each other."
On her 'feud' with Kristen Stewart:
"There was something in a magazine, and I was like, 'Oh, my God, that's hilarious,' because Kristen and I are friends. I actually texted her a picture of it and was like, 'Just so you know, this is absolutely true.'"
On duking it out with Lupita Nyong'o for Best Supporting Actress:
"I was very happy I voted for Lupita. It's beautiful when you watch something good happen to somebody when it's well deserved.”
On her panic attacks during the Catching Fire press tour:
"I was so freaked out, I called my publicist crying. I had to cancel Chelsea Handler. I was terrified to get on a plane to New York because I was convinced I had an ulcer that was bleeding. I went to the hospital. There was a bit of blood in my stomach, but they said it was nothing to worry about. I was like, 'Really? Because I'm pretty worried!'"
"I don’t trust a girl who doesn't have any girlfriends. I have really close girlfriends, but they are guys like me — girls who eat and don't know anything about fashion."
For more fun quotes from Jennifer Lawrence’s interview, pick up the June 2014 issue of Marie Claire on newsstands May 20, or visit MarieClaire.com.