December 16, 2012 12:17 IST
Asked if she was relieved she didn't get the part, she told The Guardian newspaper: "Oh yeah, for sure."
Jennifer Lawrence is glad she wasn't cast as Bella Swan in the Twilight films.
The 22-year-old actress auditioned for the lead female role in the vampire franchise, but is glad she wasn't picked for it because she's not sure she could cope with the paparazzi attention Kristen Stewart receives.
Asked if she was relieved she didn't get the part, she told The Guardian newspaper: "Oh yeah, for sure.
"I remember when the first movie came out, seeing Kristen Stewart on the red carpet and getting papped wherever she went. For me, and I'm assuming for her, it was just another audition. Then it turned into this whole other thing."
Jennifer now has her own fame-inducing role as heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise - which is also adapted from a series of young adult novels.
The young starlet was unsure about starring in the blockbuster films after earning critical acclaim for her roles in smaller movies.
She said: "I was worried it would be overwhelming and that no one would be able to see me as any other character. But I really cared about the movie. I'm proud of The Hunger Games as I am of any of the other films I've done."
Jennifer received a Golden Globe nomination on Thursday (13.12.12) for her performance as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook.