"Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?" Jennifer Lawrence told Diane Sawyer of the Hunger Games franchise and her breakup

By Char Adams
Updated November 12, 2015 12:10 PM
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ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Jennifer Lawrence has admitted she felt adrift last summer when filming for the last Hunger Games movie ended around the same time that she ended her five-year relationship with boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

“These movies have been my life for so long and they had to come first in everything,” the actress told ABC News’s Diane Sawyer.

“I was also in a relationship with somebody for five years and we broke up around the same time I wrapped the movies. Being 24 was this whole year of, ‘Who am I without these movies? Who am I without this man?’ ”

The 25-year-old actress did not mention Hoult by name, but the two split in August 2014, around the same time she finished filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

Lawrence discussed her life on and off-screen with Sawyer, noting her new movie Joy and how she may never tie the knot.

“I don’t know if I ever will get married. I’m okay with that,” she said.

“I don’t feel like I need anything to complete me I don’t really plan on getting married, I might. I definitely want to be a mother.”

However, the star expressed a different view in her recent Vogue interview.

“I can’t wait to be married,” she gushed to the magazine. “I feel like if I find that one person who I want to spend the rest of my life with, who I want to be the father of my children, that I would absolutely not f— it up.”

The Oscar-winner may be unsure of what her future holds, but there is one thing she’s certain of, she says: the gender wage gap needs to be addressed.

“I felt like I had to say something, because we need to talk about it,” Lawrence said, referring to her candid Lenny newsletter essay in which she addressed being paid less than her male American Hustle costars.

“My question to myself was ‘why am I not asking for it?’ ” she told Sawyer. “I know that I’ve always kind of carried a habit of submissiveness with an idea of that makes me more likable.”

She added: “On average, women are paid 21 percent less than men We do get judged more, it’s just something that is intrinsic and, um, I would love to see changed.”