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Jennifer Lawrence leaves red carpet to comfort fan in wheelchair

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.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 mo
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US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premier of the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Leicester Square, central London, on November 11, 2013. The dystopian universe of "The Hunger Games" returns to cinema screens aiming to harness the star power of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and convey an unambiguous message of youthful rebellion. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIEANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty ImagesAndrew Cowie / AFP - Getty Images

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.

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

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.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Nov. 11.Mark Cuthbert / Today
Elizabeth Banks.Mark Cuthbert / Today
Liam Hemsworth.Zak Hussein / Today
Jena Malone.Will Oliver / Today
"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.Jon Furniss / Today