By Jennifer Davis
Updated Nov 21, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
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Does life imitate life? When it comes to Jennifer Lawrence and her alter ego Katniss Everdeen, Natalie Dormer certainly thinks so.

"I stood next to Jennifer Lawrence for nine months as an actress watching another actress, and I stood by her as Cressida watching Katniss," explains Dormer, while at a press conference promoting Mockingjay - Part 1. This proximity gave her the insight that she needed to confidently confirm that, yes, J. Law is just as cool as her on-screen counterpart.

"The reason that Katniss is so compelling to an audience and charismatic is because she is true to herself and she doesn't suffer the b.s., and Jen's getting that reputation as a young actress," she continues. "That's why people look up to her. She's a great role model and so is Katniss Everdeen."

Now that's a compliment! But does Lawrence agree? "I get nervous making comparisons because Katniss is the leader of a rebellion that changes the world, and I'm just chilling."

See Dormer and Lawrence together on screen The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 starting Friday, November 21.