7 Things You Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

With all the Catching Fire news going around, you're probably pretty familiar with the movie's lead, Jennifer Lawrence. But we bet you didn't know everything about this unpredictable actress - here are a few fun facts you've probably never heard!

1. She once got a lap dance from a stripper dressed as Little Bo Peep.

Last year on Jay Leno, Jennifer Lawrence shared a disturbing experience about an elderly stripper giving her a lap dance. She was in Georgia shooting a new movie when she headed out to a local bar with some friends and was approached by a “senior citizen” dancer.

2. She was discovered by a model scout when she was 14.

When Jennifer was visiting New York with her mother for spring break, she was approached my a modeling agency’s scout. In an interview in the most recent September issue of Vogue, she explained, "Someone asked if they could take my picture, and my mom and I didn't think it was creepy at the time.” She moved to New York City shortly thereafter to start her career.

3. Her nickname on the set of The Hunger Games was “Katpiss Neverclean.”

“I was raised peein’ in the woods!” Jennifer exclaimed during a Moviefone Unscripted interview with her co-stars. She also admitted to skipping a shower once in a while during the filming of The Hunger Games. Thus, she was dubbed “Katpiss Neverclean” by her fellow cast and crew - needless to say, they probably weren't too estatic about it.

4. Her teenage crush was Justin Timberlake – Josh Hutcherson's childhood idol.

Jennifer Lawrence revealed her love for the former boybander at a Tumblr Q&A at Yahoo Headquarters last month, saying, "My teen crush [was] Justin Timberlake. Early '90s Justin Timberlake though. Like 'N Sync Justin Timberlake." Coincidentally, JT was Josh Hutcherson’s (Jennifer’s Hunger Games co-star) childhood idol

5. One of her earliest gigs was a promo for MTV's My Super Sweet 16.

When she was 14, Jennifer played a bratty teenager named Lisa in a promo for MTV’s reality series “My Super Sweet 16.” Seriously, just watch it; you won't be disappointed.

6. She auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight.

Before Jennifer landed her starring role in The Hunger Games, she tried her luck at getting the part of Bella in Twilight. In hindsight, she says she’s glad she lost the part to Kristen Stewart because she didn’t want the media attention that Kristin received. In fact, when Jennifer was told she got the part of Katniss, she hesitated to take it, knowing that it would bring her a lot of attention.

7. She got into a car accident once because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo.

Last year, J-Law caused a minor fender bender when she rear-ended a car because she thought she spotted Honey Boo Boo. She admitted she felt a little silly when she had to tell the driver of the other vehicle, “I’m sorry that I hit your family. I thought I saw Honey Boo Boo.”

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