The Hunger Games hit theatres on Friday, March 23, and has already broken records of the Twilight Saga.

The movie has brought in big success for its stars, and the lead actress Jennifer Lawrence has undoubtedly become the heartthrob of millions in a very short period of time. The 22-year-old actress, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie, spoke to David Letterman on his Tuesday night show The Late Show with David Letterman.

During the talk on the whole frenzy surrounding The Hunger Games, the actress also shared a bit from her childhood.

She had this to say about the fame and the fan following: We do these autograph signings and there's all sorts of different reactions ... Some of them start screaming before they even make it to me and then run away.

Later, while explaining what gave her the strength and prepared her to become something of Katniss Everdeen character, the actress revealed a rather horrific childhood story.

She told Lettermn that her two older brothers used to love tormenting her when she was younger.

I've got scars all over my body, she said. The best part - they would fight each other over who could fight me.

When I was doing the gymnastics phase, they used to pin my feet back behind my head - I can't do this anymore - and then they would get our dachshunds and put peanut butter all over my face, she said.

We had three dachshunds and then the dogs would do this [crazy licking]. And then they'd shut the door, lock me in the basement with dachshunds.

And now - karma! - I go on talk shows and tell everybody. I win!

To which, Letterman replied: I'm going to make two calls, Jennifer. The first one will be to Amnesty International, and the second one will be to Dick Cheney. I think we have something here. It might replace water boarding, that little dachshund deal.

So now we know that Lawrence has been inadvertently prepared for her role in The Hunger Games from her childhood itself! That's a tough woman. Isn't it?