Lawrence and Hutcherson think their ‘Catching Fire’ director is ‘too nice’ for Hollywood

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence has a new haircut.

And, yes, it’s freakin’ adorable.

One of the reasons people seem to like Lawrence on an almost chemical level is because she seems to present the “real” Jennifer Lawrence in any interview you see, something that is not easy to do. There is a very real and understandable drive to protect some degree of your privacy when you are a public figure, and I don’t blame anyone for doing their best to guard parts of themselves.

But Lawrence, simply by virtue of how she carries herself, makes it seem like she’s got nothing to hide and no filter with which to hide it. She is outspoken and charming and very direct about things. It helps when she’s comfortable, and at this point, I think it’s safe to say that she’s comfortable when it comes to speaking about anything regarding “The Hunger Games.”

It also helps that Josh Hutcherson was in the room with her today, and the two of them seem to be perpetually on the verge of collapsing into a conversation made up entirely of inside jokes. That’s important considering how much of the success of these films, creatively speaking, hinges on a chemistry between the two of them. It is obvious in person, just as it is in the films, and it was more than obvious in the room today.

More than anything, the impression that I got from everyone as we discussed the film today is that they are all very happy with it, and that they are excited about keeping this full team in place for both parts of “Mockingjay.” It’s going to be interesting to see how people feel about this new film, even if they weren’t crazy about the first one. The stage is definitely set for what should be an absolutely bonkers two-part wrap-up for the series.

For now, “The Hunger Games: Catching FIre” will be in theaters November 22, 2013.