March 16, 2012 6:47am PT by Erin Carlson
Jennifer Lawrence Compares Kardashian Drama to 'The Hunger Games'
Jennifer Lawrence might already be one of the most respected actresses of her generation, but she still can't resist following the reality-TV travails of the ubiquitous drama magnet known as Kim Kardashian.
In an interview with Parade, the 21-year-old star -- who portrays Katniss in the hotly anticipated big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games -- even draws a comparision between Kardashian's divorce and the brutal battle at the center of the book-turned-movie's plot.
"I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that's a tragedy for anyone," said Lawrence. "But they're using it for entertainment, and we're watching it. The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other’s pain."
Lawrence, whose ascent to stardom took off following her acclaimed, breakout role in the indie drama Winter's Bone, joins Jon Hamm as a recent inductee into the "Famous People Who Publicly Trash The Kardashians Club."
Last week, Hamm made non-Mad Men headlines when he condemned Kim Kardashian's "stupidity" and called her a "f---ing idiot," voicing confusion over the E! reality star's popularity.
"I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life," Kardashian responded on Twitter. "We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another. Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, ‘stupid,’ is in my opinion careless.”