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Jennifer Lawrence Covers the September Issue of Vogue

by Kerensa Cadenas
August 14, 2013 12:40 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence covers Vogue's coveted September issue (consisting of a backbreaking 665 pages). In a seven hour interview with Jonathan Van Meter, Lawrence spoke about The Hunger Games, X-Men, American Hustle and fame amongst other topics. 

Here are some of the choice quotes from Lawrence's Vogue interview. Read it in full here.

On her character in American Hustle:

Rosalyn is 100 percent a product of David's imagination. She's a manic-depressive alcoholic, and I couldn't wait. Plus, I got to make out with Christian Bale.

Working on American Hustle instead of taking a break:

I couldn't say no. And then when I was on set, I was like, 'This is so much more important than a vacation. It's so much better for my brain to be creatively stimulated in this way.' It reminded me: This is what I love.

How her life feels like it has paralleled The Hunger Games:

When Winter's Bone was getting nominated, I had only done indies, and suddenly I was introduced to this brand-new world where I didn't feel like myself. I was in these weird gowns and listening to people talk about things I didn't understand. And I remember reading that in the book and being like, Oh, my God, I know exactly what this feels like. I don't know what it's like to get ready for your death, but I do know what it's like to be almost a puppet. And then when I was making the second film, I had become more acquainted with that world, and I think that's something that Katniss experiences. She is different when she comes back. She does feel more comfortable in the Capitol; she understands the people more, and it's not as eerie and scary and unfamiliar. She kind of knows how to work the system.

On never thinking about acting as a career:

Look, I grew up in Kentucky, I have brothers, we had to do sports, I was a horrible student, and I kept getting grounded every time my report card came out. Acting was never an option. It wasn't like, 'Oh, well, you got a C in math; you're grounded. But you can be an actor!'

Lawrence can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire out on November 22 and American Hustle in limited release on December 13th and wide on December 25th.

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  • don't believe the hype | August 18, 2013 12:35 AMReply

    Jennifer Lawrence is a completely untrained actress , and it always shows in her performances. Jennifer's acting is flat and wooden , yet the media and the public overpraises her performances . It is ridiculous she won her Oscar over the wonderful performances by Emanuele Riva and Naomi Watts . I believe winning her undeserved Oscar at a young age may hurt her film career , because she has huge expectations to live up to . It is very similar to Gwyneth Paltrow .

  • Nadia | August 16, 2013 8:37 AMReply

    You've made some very good points there.

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