Jennifer Lawrence For Vanity Fair February 2013
Jennifer Lawrence covers yet another fashion magazine as she shares her feelings about red carpet and wearing those dresses. The actress told Vanity Fair about how she found acting for herself and how it’s “stupid”. The actress recently scooped a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her work on “Silver Linings Playbook” and also got an Oscar nod.
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 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!’”
On finding passion for acting: “I read the script, and it was the first time I had that feeling like I understand this. This is the first time I’ve ever understood anything. I was 14. And my brothers were star athletes. And one of them was a straight-A student. I always felt like I sucked at everything, that I could never find the thing that I liked. I auditioned and I probably sucked, but I had decided 100 percent that this is what I wanted to do.”
And on how acting is “stupid”: “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.”