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Jennifer Lawrence's Guide To Life

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the screening of the film Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) | AP

With the second installment of "The Hunger Games," Jennifer Lawrence has returned to the media circuit, and we could not be more pleased. America's best friend is critically acclaimed, endearing and just generally wonderful, but she also seems to have pretty much everything that matters figured out.

Now, to help you navigate the waters of love, life and hot dogs, we bring you Jennifer Lawrence's guide to life:

On alcohol ...

"I'll be able to drink this time. I was only 20 last time, so hopefully I'll be more comfortable. Or at least drunk."

jen8

On adolescence ...

"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves -- it's not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."

On promiscuity ...

"Everybody's got their own path and they've got their own way of finding themselves. For some people, that's how they feel best, that's how they feel sexy and that's how they want to perform ... to each their own."

jen7

On humility ...

"I tell my friends to slap me if they ever think I'm getting full of myself."

On body image ...

"We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing. Girls see enough of this body that we'll never be able to obtain ... It's an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of that in this industry. And also, I think, it's better to look strong and healthy. I feel like somebody like Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow wouldn't really be scary."

On the ideal day off ...

"I want to sit on my couch and drink and not change my pants for days at a time."

jen16

On Photoshop ...

"That doesn't look like me at all. I love Photoshop more than anything in the world! Of course it's Photoshop, people don't look like that! Are you kidding?"

On eating in public ...

"During 'Hunger Games,' when I was eating ungodly amounts, I used to tell myself, 'Stop eating -- people are going to see this. This movie is going to be around forever.' But nope! I was like, 'I still want candy, and I still want a hot dog!'"

On working out ...

"I hate saying, 'I like exercising' -- I want to punch people who say that."

On after-parties ...

"I always go home. [After the SAG Awards], I stopped at Harvey's party, Harvey Weinstein's party, for a little bit. Got my parents drunk and then I left and went home."

jen3

On winning awards ...

"I actually have a significant fear of speaking in front of large groups of people, so every time they call my name, there's like that one moment of 'Yay, I won!' [followed by] 'Oh, I have to go up there.'"

On high school bullies ...

Don’t worry about the b--ches in school -- that could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.”

On boobs ...

"I think people are fascinated with breasts that bounce. They are so used to seeing [fake ones]. People are confused! My breasts have a life of their own."

jen10

On haircuts ...

"My family went on a cruise, and I got a terrible haircut. FYI: Never get your haircut on a cruise."

On sexy Halloween costumes ...

"[A tabloid] said that I dressed up as, like, a sexy medieval [woman] and that upset me more than the dating rumors that have been circling around that were fake. If somebody thinks I'm going to dress sexy to a costume party, they have another thing coming."

On twerking ...

I’m a horrible dancer! I’m like a dad at prom. I look like Gumby getting electrocuted.”

jen13

On childhood crushes ...

"Justin Timberlake. Nineties Justin Timberlake, though ... like, 'N Sync Justin Timberlake. I remember when I bought the *NSYNC CD and I was listening to it and flipping through it -- remember how CDs had the pullout picture things? -- and I was getting so overwhelmed with hormones that I almost threw up."

On John Samos' miraculous behind ...

He was at a party, and I turned into a perverted guy. I was like following him into rooms and staring at his a-- ... He asked me if I was on mushrooms and I said, ‘No. I’m dead sober. This is just me.’”

jen11

On beauty products and primping ...

"I never wear makeup [on days off]. I'm not good at putting on makeup, so I never wear makeup. I normally stay in my pajamas forever."

And, finally on dieting ...

"If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f--k yourself.'"

jen2

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