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Jennifer Lawrence leaves red carpet to comfort fan in wheelchair

Nov. 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM ET

Jennifer Lawrence was the primary focus at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday night, but the actress turned her attention to a fan who needed comforting just off the red carpet.

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Jennifer Lawrence attends the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Nov. 11.

With fans screaming and music thumping at Leicester Square, Lawrence spotted a girl in a wheelchair on the other side of a security barrier. The 23-year-old Oscar winner got the barrier moved aside so she could visit with the girl, who appeared to be crying.

Lawrence knelt in front of the girl and signed an autograph and posed for a photograph. She exchanged a few words with the young fan and then hugged her and kissed her on the cheek.

The fitting part was the music that could be heard playing in the background. It was the song "Laura Palmer" by British band Bastille. And some of the lyrics match up perfectly with Lawrence's gesture: "This is your heart, can you feel it? Can you feel it?"

Elsewhere at the world premiere event, Lawrence struck a pose with her "Hunger Games" co-stars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone and others.

Lawrence, who was already turning heads with her new pixie haircut, wore a backless Christian Dior gown as the stars dodged raindrops. Banks also stunned in a vibrant yellow Jason Wu gown.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens in theaters Nov. 22.

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Jennifer Lawrence attends the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Nov. 11.
Image: Elizabeth Banks
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Elizabeth Banks.
Image: Liam Hemsworth
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Liam Hemsworth.
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Jena Malone.
Image: "Hunger Games" cast
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" cast from left, Willow Shield, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Jeffrey Wright and Donald Sutherland.




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