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Jennifer Lawrence's realisation about fame

JENNIFER Lawrence knew she had made it when Paul Rudd told her they "would always be friends".

The 'Hunger Games' star quipped that she "changed" when the 'Ant‑Man' actor said he thought they'd always be pals.

Speaking to Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea', she said: "When Paul Rudd told me he thought we would always be friends.

"I was like, 'When people look back and wonder what happened, when she changed, when it all got destroyed,' it will be right here, at this moment. Because I have always looked at Paul Rudd and thought we'd be friends."

However, the 26-year-old beauty generally finds it awkward meeting new people and recently admitted she gets "really overwhelmed" at parties.

She said: "I get really overwhelmed by the amount of people, then I find two people and I imprison them and I trap them and I'm like 'It's you and me.' ...

"One year for the Oscars, I think it was the 'American Hustle' year, I juice cleansed and then got really, really wasted. Then something was smoking and then I barfed, at Guy Oseary's house. I vomited, cheers Guy. I remember going up to Ellen Page and saying, 'I need to get in my car,' and she was like, 'Not my problem.' And I was like, 'Take me home Ellen!'"

And Jennifer - who is thought to be dating director Darren Aronofsky - previously admitted she "works very hard" to keep her life private.

She explained: "You might think you know me, but when you approach me you're a total stranger to me and I'm scared. [I get] very protective of my space. It took me a long time to be able to do that.

"If I'm eating dinner and somebody comes up and a flash goes off from someone's iPhone camera, I am really rude to that person. Then other people at the restaurant will see and be like, 'Oh, damn, I don't want to do that.' Privacy is a full-time job and I work very hard at it."