We’ve been looking at a lot of self-important actresses flaring their nostrils and sucking their cheeks in on the covers of all the major fashion magazines lately. It is awards season, after all.
But Jennifer here provides a perfectly unpretentious response to all that, offering up nothing more than a big ol’ smile and what they used to call “sex appeal.”
Jennifer Lawrence covers the February 2013 issue of Vanity Fair magazine photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and styled by Jessica Diehl.
On acting: “Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’”
On playing Katniss Everdeen: “I read the Hunger Games books when it was Oscar season, so for the first time I was in these dresses which didn’t look like me and didn’t feel like me. I felt like a walking rag doll. I remember sitting there in hair and makeup, listening to the things that they were talking about, and most of the things I didn’t even know..so I read that and I was like, ‘I know exactly how that feels.’”
On walking the red carpet: “It’s uncomfortable having to pose when people are shouting at you and the next day you just get slaughtered. You walk out there and go, ‘Hate me!’”
She’s so much better at this kind of editorial work than when they try to doll her up in high fashion.
And she can get away with shots like that by finding the humor in them. There’s never a sense that she’s taking any of it too seriously. Of course, that could all be as much a facade as any other celebrity, but still. She wears it well.
[Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth for Vanity Fair Magazine]