The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence is preparing to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2AFP/Getty

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence has recalled the pain she felt after becoming one of the main victims of an iCloud nude leak, known as The Fappening.

In August 2014, naked photos of the 25-year-old and more than 100 other Hollywood stars including Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Rihanna and Gabrielle Union were leaked online by an anonymous hacker. They are believed to have been stolen from Apple's iCloud storage systems and spread like wildfire thanks to social media.

Speaking to Vogue, the cover star, who is preparing to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, said she was pushed to tears. "I was outside crying, and [my dog] Pippi jumped up on my lap and started licking up all my tears, and I couldn't put her down for hours. And I mean, hours," she said.

"It was all pain and no gain. But I don't dwell on it unless someone brings it up. Have you seen me naked?"

Lawrence opened up about the incident for the first time in October 2014, when she branded the leak a "sex crime" and said she had felt violated by those responsible. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change," she told Vanity Fair magazine. "Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory.

"It's my body and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world. "

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will hit cinemas in the UK on 19 November and the US on 20 November.