Oh Jennifer Lawrence. We hope you were just being insane in your new Daily Beast interview, and not preternaturally self-aware like you almost always are. In her new interview, the Silver Linings Playbook actress talked to the site about the onslaught of professional success she’s had over the past couple years. “It’s so weird for a 22-year-old to say it. I do feel like the reason I was put on this Earth is to be a mother, which is why it’s funny for me to end up with such an overwhelming career,” she muses. “Ever since I was a baby, I was always playing house.” Oh, but can’t you have both, girl? We suggest you just print money until you’re 30, then quit Hollywood when you’re a millionaire. Then you can chill out on your sprawling Montana compound with your kids, watching Reba DVDs and eating eggplant parm until your pajama jeans explode at the seams. That’s what’s on our vision board at least!
Jennifer’s desire to live a creatively fulfilling yet paparazzi-free existence was so strong, she actually considered turning down The Hunger Games. Until her mom pointed out how absurd she was being, of course. “I had chosen my path. I was going to be the indie actor. I was going to drive my kids in a minivan and have a normal life,” Jennifer explains. “I knew if I said yes to this, it would change my life. I wasn’t sure if I was ready.” Oh god…that sounds so self-aware. If Academy Award-nominated 22-year-olds are worried about having it all, what should the rest of us do? Panic? Well, too late, that’s what we’re going with.
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Oh, did you guys ever notice that Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence is clinically obese? Oh no, because only a total moron would think that? Clearly you are not a film executive! “I eat like a caveman, I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors,” the Hunger Games star says in her new Elle interview. “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress, I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” While some people might take umbrage with a thin, smoking hot 22-year-old claiming to be obese by anyone‘s definition of the word, we think it’s great. It’s not only great, in fact. It’s necessary.
You might recall back in April, when some critics were ragging on Jen’s size as unbelievably large and well-fed for a Panem resident. Lawrence allegedly scoffed it off, but apparently this has become a running theme in her rise to stardom. Personally, we’re glad Jennifer Lawrence has been consistently real with us with regards to how Hollywood perceives her…because it reminds us how totally divorced from reality Hollywood standards can be. If conventionally thin and attractive Jennifer Lawrence is obese, then clearly it’s the system that’s screwed up, not any one individual’s weight. If Jennifer Lawrence is “obese,” then the center cannot hold, people!
So, Warm Bodies, the upcoming Summit movie based on the novel by Isaac Marion, starring Nicholas Hoult is something we just know we’re going to obsess over. By that, we mean we’re going to obsess about him. Jennifer Lawrence just got there a lot quicker than us, considering he’s her boyfriend. Smart girl! That’s how she won the Hunger Games. Because she has the brains and she’s gorgeous, as is most evident from her December cover for Elle. That gorgeous white stretch jersey dress is by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, and we fall all nostalgic already since Nico just left the company! We also felt all mushy and warm as Jennifer talked about her relationship with Hoult because it’s so cute, normal and adorkable. They sound like the sort of couple that could totally vegetate with each other in sweatpants and zero makeup (for her, obvs), and we know that’s love. “[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, ” she says. See what we mean? It gets even better as she added, “We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice a—.’ I never thought we’d have such different opinions on a—s.” It’s official now … we’re in love with them!
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We haven’t heard a whole lot of news updates coming out of the Hunger Games: Catching Fire shoot going on in Atlanta — the few pictures we’ve seen do look appropriately awesome, though — but it must be going well. Well enough that Lionsgate has opted not to go the Twilight/Harry Potter route of having a different director for almost each installment. Deadline reports today that Catching Fire helmer Francis Lawrence will be directing the adaptation of Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins‘ dystopian trilogy. As had been previously announced, that third book will be divided into two movies, slated for release in November 2014 and 2015. That’s quite the vote of confidence, and it’s making us all the more excited for a peek at Catching Fire.
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After completing her high-fashion transformation into the heart-shaped face of Dior, Jennifer Lawrence decided to mix it up a little by losing the couture and going as a regular person for Halloween. Or she just wore her glasses and let her air dry. Either way, Jennifer stopped by the Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta yesterday looking less like a spokesmodel and more like a senior during finals week, if that senior happened to be drop-dead gorgeous and the finals happened to be in Escaping A Terrifying Goblin 101, The History of Mutant Pumpkins and Introduction To Weird Bloody Scarves.
Bradley Cooper wants a role in the Hunger Games trilogy, Bradley Cooper gets a role in the Hunger Games trilogy. That’s how we feel about it anyway. “I have now seen Hunger Games. That is a brutal movie. Are you kidding me?…Oh, my God!” the Silver Linings Playbook actor gushed at the Hollywood Awards last night, raving about his “bad ass” costar Jennifer Lawrence‘s fine work as Katniss. Joked Cooper, “You know, I’ve put myself on tape for four of the roles. I haven’t heard back yet.” Oh, you might be joking Bradley, but HG casting is no joke to us. Whether you actually submit for a role or Jennifer just tells Francis Lawrence or whatever director they’re using for the final film to hire you, we demand to see you in Mockingjay Part 1 and/or Part 2 immediately. Or in 2014, which ever comes first. Catching Fire is already shooting, but as far as we know, there are a few roles in the last two movies that are yet uncast:
The two looks you see Jennifer Lawrence wearing above are both by Dior. The one on the left was in Paris, where she was headed to a Dior fashion show, and the one on the right was earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival, where she also debuted darker (Katniss-ready?) hair. We think J.Law and the fashion house are a match made in heaven because she looks divine in their clothes. That’s obviously been something that has been marinating in the heads of the big decision makers at Dior as well, because the actress has just been unveiled as the face of the house. More specifically of the Miss Dior bag. Like we said, this obviously has been in the works for a while, because look at the bag she’s carrying in the photograph on the left — it’s a Miss Dior bag!
Raf Simons, who is the creative director of Women’s Fashion at Dior is effusive in his praise of her, saying, “Like everyone else, I first discovered Jennifer Lawrence in the roles she played in action movies. I was, of course, struck by her incredible onscreen presence in these blockbuster films, but also impressed by her powerful interpretations of subtler, more rounded characters. Her youth and her classic beauty, but also her force of character and the complexity she’s capable of embodying at such a young age are, for me, both unique and very moving.” It’s true — she’s only 22, so she pretty much is Miss Dior! And of course, it’s a mutual admiration society, with Jen saying, “I’m very excited at the idea of working with Dior and wearing Raf Simons’ new creations. His debut ready-to-wear and haute couture have distilled all the glamour of Dior into the modern era.” Honestly, with the way she photographs, we can’t wait to see the campaigns, because they’re definitely going to be memorable. Congratulations, Jennifer! This is quite the fashion coup!
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As you might have noticed, we express our deep love and affection for Jennifer Lawrence on a regular basis, especially during those moments when she says something so painfully self-deprecating, it seems both diametrically opposed to and in danger of hurting the gorgeous Academy Award-nominated actress aura she could be cultivating. So it makes sense that her actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult is similarly both flawless and totally oblivious about it. “Oh, he really doesn’t care,” Lawrence laughs in her new Vogue UK interview. “Like he’ll sometimes wear these white tennis shoes with jeans, then tuck his pants into his socks. He has absolutely no idea how good-looking he is. I think a lot of women and men hate me because of that.” Oh girl, no! We could never hate you. Sure, seeing Nicholas Hoult wearing those socks in public might fill us with a homicidal rage, but that’s just because we’re human!
If Jennifer’s X-Men: First Class costar/lover genuinely has no idea how beautiful he is, however, he’ll probably deduce his relative attractiveness based on how ravishing his girlfriend is on her first Vogue cover. Or…every magazine cover. Yeah, Nicholas would have to be crazy not to know how smoking hot a couple they make. On the other hand, if he’s wearing those socks in public…
Despite having a face like a valentine, a gigantic action franchise and an Oscar nom under her belt, Jennifer Lawrence is consistently the most self-deprecating celebrity we know. And we love it. We do feel conflicted about our love though. On one hand, we don’t want JLaw to think she is anything less than the flawless human being she is. On the other hand…remember when she went on Letterman to promote Hunger Games back in March and declared, “I hate myself. Don’t go see the movie because I’m a troll. I think the movie is great but their biggest mistake was me”? We’re sorry, but that proved to us she’s a woman after our own hearts. Now The Silver Linings Playbook star is bringing more of the same in her new W Magazine interview. Wow, how can this woman not know she’s as close to perfection as homo sapiens get?
Some of us love to pore over every fall movie preview we can get our hands on, reading reviews from Cannes and Toronto, marking our calendars with premiere dates and pre-ordering our tix on Fandango as soon as we can. For others, that sounds way too much like homework. That’s why we made this quick little guide to the top 10 flicks we’re dying to see, with the kind of blurb that won’t tax your short attention spans. And sure, we’re leaving out a whole bunch of Oscar contenders, guilty pleasures and interesting films we’ll eventually watch, but this is a list based on fandom, gut instinct and, yeah, intense crushes. Here they are in (order of premiere date):
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Logan Lerman will make you cry, you will wish Emma Watson and Ezra Miller were your best friends, and you will go home and hunt down your long-lost mixtapes. In select theaters September 21.
Pitch Perfect: No one does smart-talking like Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson is our new imaginary girlfriend, and we think Elizabeth Banks (who produced) can do no wrong. In theaters September 28.
Alex Cross: We can’t wait to see how Tyler Perry does with someone else’s lines … as a sexy detective, no less. And Matthew Fox’s weightloss is purely fascinating. In theaters October 19.
Skyfall: Daniel Craig is our weakness — and in this James Bond installment, we’ll get to see the skeleton in Q’s closet. Let’s forget Quantum of Solace ever happened. In theaters November 9.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2: We’ve been waiting for four years to see vampire Bella and the X-Men-style throwdown of Cullen clan vs. Volturi. In theaters November 16.
Silver Linings Playbook: Jennifer Lawrence finally gets to have some fun in a movie, opposite Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper, and they’re both playing mentally unstable people in a movie directed by possibly mentally unstable filmmaker David O. Russell. In theaters November 21.