LOS ANGELES-Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has claimed she turns into a ''huge ass'' in public to ward off unwanted attention from fans.

Jennifer Lawrence turns into a ''huge ass'' in public .

The Oscar-winning actress is widely regarded as one of Hollywood's most down-to-earth stars, but Jennifer freely concedes that her attitude towards people changes as soon as she's in a public space.

Speaking to Adam Sandler for Variety magazine's Actors on Actors series, Jennifer explained: ''Once I enter a public place I become incredibly rude , I turn into a huge ass.

''That's kind of like my only way of defending myself [from fan attention].''

During their chat, the 27-year-old actress demonstrated her icy glare and finger wag, which she uses when fans approach her in public .

She revealed too, that she has no qualms about declining to pose for selfies with her fans.

Jennifer said: ''That's like my only defence. One of my best friends is Amy Schumer. I take my dog to the park all the time, Central Park. As soon as I meet her in the park, we're f***ed.''

Meanwhile, Jennifer previously claimed that people pay too much attention to her and what she's doing with her life.

The 'Mother!' star believes she is understood by the public , but she thinks they ought to find other things to interest themselves with, rather than focusing on her career and personal life.

She said in 2016: ''I don't feel like I'm misunderstood. I feel like I'm over-paid-attention-to.

''I'm not trying to be a GIF. I'm not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I'm trying to do is act. And I have to promote these movies. And I am, at the end of the day, I guess, a f***ing lunatic. So if you record what I'm saying, it's gonna be goofy.

''What do I do? What do I do? I'm just a girl, sitting in front of the world and asking them to forgive her for speaking.''