Jennifer Lawrence, Catching Fire, Hair

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By now everyone has seen and heard about Jennifer Lawrence's blond pixie cut.

But guess who is taking the blame for the hair disaster that led to the extreme new look?

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence!

"She used to give me a hard time about the hair because I was always saying, 'Dye your hair, dye your hair. We need your hair dyed, no wigs!'" Francis told me while promoting the second installment of the Hunger Games franchise (in theaters on Nov. 22). "And then of course, dying her hair fried her hair, so she had to cut her hair."

Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, Catching Fire

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"At first I didn't realize it was messed up," he continued. "I thought she was cutting it just to wear wigs to make me mad, but it wasn't the case. We actually fried her hair, which is sad. I feel bad."

J.Law opened up about the 'do on Thursday during a Yahoo "Fireside Chat."

"My hair couldn't get any uglier," she said. "I don't know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length] and it grew to that awkward, gross length. I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, 'Well I don't want to do this,' so I just cut it off."

The actress also said Katniss would not be adopting the short hair in the next Hunger Games movies. The District 12 beauty will be wearing a wig.

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