Forget about Jennifer Lawrence popping in any The Hunger Games prequels.

"No, of course not!" the Oscar winner told me yesterday at the premiere of her new dramedy Joy when I asked if she'll be making an appearance. "That can't be true. It's too soon."

Lionsgate vice chairman Michael Burns reportedly said at the recent UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that the studio was looking at the possibility of developing prequels to the hit franchise because he said it had the potential to live on like the Harry Potter franchise.

Jennifer Lawrence

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"Screw that," Lawrence said. "No, way too soon. No support. I think it's too soon. The body's not even cold yet."

Joy reunites director David O. Russell with Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. In the film (in theaters on Christmas Day), Lawrence plays Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop. De Niro plays her dad while Cooper is a QVC executive who supported her early in her career. Rounding out the cast are Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen.

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