Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, on the December issue of Elle magazine, says she will never starve herself for a role. The of-the-moment actress, a rare beauty in the artificial Hollywood, has embraced her lovely curves proudly. Who can forget that sexy Calvin Klein gown she wore to the Oscars two years ago? Ms. Lawrence, who stars alongside Bradley Cooper in the much buzzed about movie Silver Linings Playbook, also talks about her low profile relationship with British actor Nicholas Hault. Of Hault she says, “He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody…” Who would want to be around a boy who will eat Cheetos with you?
One surprising fact about the down to earth actress is that she still lives with her parents. The 22-year-old admits it would be bizarre to live in a mansion all by herself. She’s one of those rare Hollywood talents that isn’t letting success get to her head. Even with 10 million dollars in the bank, she refuses to blow it on material things like a Lamborghini with suicide doors or gold plated faucet handles. Here’s to hoping she never loses that authenticity.
On the cover, styled by Joe Zee, Ms. Lawrence wears a white Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière dress. Inside the editorial, shot by Carter Smith, she dons pieces by Stella McCartney, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez. The issue hits newsstands November 13th. Below are excerpts from her interview.
On dieting for a role:
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed.”
On her relationship with British actor Nicholas Hoult :
“[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody…We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice ass.’ I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.”
On saying what she’s thinking:
“I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth, and it’s horrible. I don’t find it positive in any way. When I get older, I’ll be more mature and poised. And I’ll have control over my mouth. One day, I’m going to grow up…When we leave, I’m going to have a knot in my stomach. I’m going to be like, ‘Oh, did I say something wrong? I’m going to get in trouble!’”
On being in control:
“Acting, films, scripts, is literally the only thing I’m 100 percent confident in. I know what I’m doing. I just understand it, and I love it. When I’m on set, that’s when I feel the most at home and in control.”
On living modestly:
“Ten million dollars and I’m still living in my parents’ condo…I’ve always lived in a tiny rat-infested apartment in New York, or a little condo in L.A., or a normal house in Kentucky. I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself.”