Jennifer Lawrence Oscar In Kentucky? Why ‘The Hunger Games’ Actress Felt Weird With Award On Display In Hollywood House [PHOTOS]

By Noelle Chehab July 22, 2013 2:28 PM EDT
Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar award is in Kentucky with her parents because she felt weird having the trophy in her own house. (Photo: Reuters)
Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar award is in Kentucky with her parents because she felt weird having the trophy in her own house. (Photo: Reuters)

Jennifer Lawrence was so shocked to win an Oscar that she tripped walking to the stage, but the Hunger Games actress didn't hold onto her award for long — she gave it to her parents in Kentucky for safe keeping!

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"My parents took it back to Kentucky," Lawrence revealed about her Oscar's home. "I felt odd having it, like, on display in my house," Lawrence explained, adding that it felt strange flaunting the golden statue. "If anybody's coming over to my house, I didn't want them to remember that. Just kind of puts a weird energy out," the laid-back actress said.

Jennifer Lawrence was so surprised to win an Oscar that she tripped and fell walking to the stage to receive her award, but now it's on a piano in Kentucky. (Photo: Reuters)
Jennifer Lawrence was so surprised to win an Oscar that she tripped and fell walking to the stage to receive her award, but now it's on a piano in Kentucky. (Photo: Reuters)

Lawrence also revealed that before her Oscar was relocated to her hometown, it had a rather unusual home at her house. "I put it in the hallway towards the bathroom," the Silver Linings Playbook star said. "My mom was like, 'I'm taking it. It shouldn't be here.' And now it's on a piano in Kentucky!" Lawrence explained.

The 22-year-old has built a reputation for being low-key despite her fame, which largely came from her breakout role in The Hunger Games. Lawrence said the decision to take the role, which meant signing on for three installments, was difficult — but ultimately proved to be well worth it. "When I was almost going to turn this down because it was too big, my mom told me I was being a hypocrite, because I loved the story, loved the characters and I truly believe in the message that these films are bringing," Lawrence said.

Jennifer Lawrence has won several awards for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, but her Oscar is in her hometown of Kentucky because she didn't want her guests to feel weird seeing it. (Photo: Reuters)
Jennifer Lawrence has won several awards for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, but her Oscar is in her hometown of Kentucky because she didn't want her guests to feel weird seeing it. (Photo: Reuters)

"I think if you sign on to the right franchise [you're OK]. I don't feel like a slave to anyone. I feel very passionate about this story and what it means about our world and about humanity," Lawrence gushed. "It's something I want to talk about, I want people to see, and I'm proud to put my name to it," the actress explained. Lawrence's authenticity has been a refreshing quality not often seen in young stars, and her modesty has proven to be just as endearing.

Speaking about her Oscar win, Lawrence said the red carpet experience was surreal, and that her public life has taken much getting used to. "It was actually something I was going through while filming The Hunger Games — my first kind of round of [Oscar season] during Winter Bones," Lawrence said. "It was kind of this new world where I was wearing these dresses where I don't look like myself. I don't feel like myself. I still don't." 

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