Jennifer Lawrence has landed her first ever Vogue cover, starring on the magazine’s November 2012 issue, the UK edition. In the accompanying interview, the 22-year-old actress talks about her childhood, fame and being criticized for her curvy figure.
“Oh God, yes, I’m tired of the lollipops. I mean, if I looked like that I wouldn’t be tired of it, obviously. But it’s hilarious, the way I’m supposedly the overweight one? Like, they got me at the movies yesterday and the caption read something like ‘Curvy star cannot wait to dig into tub of popcorn.’ I mean, c’mon! I’m just a normal girl who likes to eat! At least they got me using my hands,” Jennifer told the magazine.
The Hunger Games star also dishes on her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult and their relaxed style. “Oh, he really doesn’t care, like he’ll sometimes wear these white tennis shoes with jeans, then tuck his pants into his socks? Maybe don’t write that, it might embarrass him, but I tell him that all the time. He has absolutely no idea how good-looking he is… I think a lot of women and men hate me because of that,” Lawrence says.
The beautiful actress, who has been nominated for an Oscar for her role as Ree in ‘Winter’s Bone’, is totally aware that celebrity involves a certain responsibility. Asked whether she has killed anything in real life, Jennifer told Vogue UK that, “Nooo! I mean, I guess people expect that of me, and if I had to kill something for survival, maybe I would, and yeah, maybe I was a tomboy when I was growing up. But I’m definitely a girl now…” “Of course, there’s a responsibility I’m aware of. In one sense, luckily, it comes naturally because I can’t stay out beyond midnight. I don’t really have an exciting life. But if you mean, am I a natural leader? No. It’s funny, my friends were joking about how I was so not the person who’s in charge of taking turns to go in the hot tub. I just appear that way,” the young star added.
Later this winter, the actress will appear in an indie film, ‘Silver Lining Playbooks’, in which she stars opposite Bradley Cooper as a recovering sex addict. “Addiction is something I find really fascinating, actually. Like how when an addict gives up something, they have to immediately replace it with something else. Vitamins, exercise, water… I know a lot about this, by the way, because I watch a lot of daytime TV,” she says.
On her upbringing, Jennifer says that even though it was happy, it was also “scary, sweary and loud, where everyone has a bit of a drinking problem and everyone screams at each other, but it was real fun.”
When it comes to fame, Jennifer says that, “Look, you watch these little freedoms being eroded away, like being able to pump gas in peace or whatever, but it’s here, and it comes and goes and leaves… My parents raised me to hold down a job, they instilled the work ethic in me. What this is is a job, and that’s what I’m doing, hopefully, my job. As far as jobs go, I’d say I was pretty lucky.”
Read Jennifer Lawrence’s complete interview in Vogue’s November 2012 issue.
Photos courtesy of VOGUE UK