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Jennifer Lawrence has three words about her time spent playing Katniss Everdeen: “Hunger Games rocked.”

Lawrence, EW’s Entertainer of the Year for 2015, played Everdeen across four Hunger Games movies — the last of which, Mockingjay – Part 2, is out now. The films launched Lawrence to superstardom and helped the 25-year-old foster friendships with costars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson.

“It’s weird. It’s the right time, I guess,” Lawrence said about closing the book on Katniss, before explaining that the cast threw the “greatest house parties.”

“Woody chased me with a sweaty sock and we flipped over a couch,” Lawrence recalled. “One time Josh and Liam started playing tug of war with their mouths with one of my shirts.”

But despite the finality of the moment, Lawrence isn’t too concerned about her future. “I know it’s the right time,” she said. “Josh and Liam and I see each other all the time. Woody sends weird emails. Those things haven’t changed.”

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

2015 movie

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 157 minutes
  • Francis Lawrence