Hey all! The Vanity Fair 2012 Hollywood Issue cover has been released and Jennifer is on it looking gorgeous as always. Below you can watch an interview video on the set of the shoot and check out the cover as well!
Vanity Fair released a photoshoot of the cast of The Hunger Games and an interview with Jen. Enjoy!
2011 > Session 16 : Vanity Fair
For those mourning the passing of the Harry Potter cycle and dreading the looming end of the Twilight saga, Suzanne Collins has come to the rescue with her spellbinding trilogy of novels, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. The first comes to movie theaters on March 23. The post-apocalyptic drama takes place in Panem, a North American country that is divided into 12 districts. Every year children between the ages of 12 and 18 must enter their names in a lottery known as “the reaping.” Each district selects a boy and a girl to compete with the representatives of the other districts in a televised fight to the death. The final victor wins a life free from want. Collins got the idea for the books from watching footage of the Iraq war and reality television. Adapted for the screen by writer-director Gary Ross (Seabiscuit), the films are positioned to be Hollywood’s next big teen franchise. “My kids turned me on to it, and I went nuts,” says Ross, adding, “You rarely get a tentpole that has this much emotional depth, this much character to dive into.” Jennifer Lawrence, who received an Oscar nomination last year for her performance in Winter’s Bone, is Katniss, the heroine, who, when her younger sister gets picked in the reaping, volunteers to take her place. “Katniss is an incredible character: she’s a hunter but not a killer, a 16-year-old who’s being forced into the arena,” says Lawrence. “These kids are killing one another only because if they don’t they’ll die. It’s heartbreaking.” Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) plays Peeta, who has loved Katniss since childhood and who is also chosen in the reaping. “I literally read all three books over the course of five days,” he says. “My mind was blown by how much I felt I was like Peeta. We shot in the forest near Asheville, North Carolina—a lot of fight scenes, very physically demanding. Jennifer and I totally hit it off. We’re both crazy people—we don’t hold anything back.” Ross concludes, “My responsibility was to Suzanne and the readers, to give them the same experience they had when they read the book. I was just so lucky that I had the cast I had.”
In one calendar year, 21-year-old Jennifer Lawrence has gone from fresh-faced unknown to the next big thing. After her best-actress-Oscar-nominated performance in last year’s Winter’s Bone, which won best picture at the Independent Spirit Awards, Lawrence was an X-Men heroine, and she’ll soon star in spring’s most anticipated release—The Hunger Games. Senior West Coast editor Krista Smith reached her in Philadelphia, where she is filming her next movie, The Silver Linings Playbook. Highlights from their chat:
Krista Smith: First off, congratulations again on your best-actress nomination! Since then you’ve been working nonstop. Have the experiences from those insane weeks sunk in yet?
Jennifer Lawrence: Thanks. I don’t know if an experience like that can ever sink in, but I’m so grateful for it.
Magazine Scans > 2011 : Marie Claire UK July
011 > Session 14 : Marie Claire UK July
She may be only 20, but Jennifer Lawrence already has an Oscar nomination, a lead role in X-Men: First Class – and now a Marie Claire cover under her belt. Looking positively ethereal in powder blue Dior, the hottest new actress in Hollywood let us in on standing up to directors, and an unexpected London romance…
Just 10 minutes in Jennifer Lawrence’s company and it’s clear this is no run-of-the-mill Hollywood ingénue. Part Renee Zellweger, part Jodie Foster, part Tina Fey, there’s something special about her. Pretty as a picture, the starlet struck a pose in flowing nude Rochas gown, with Detail and Alex Monroe gold jewellery.
‘Oscar season was surreal and bizarre,’ Jennifer – smouldering in a sweeping D&G dress – recalls of earning herself a nomination for movie Winter’s Bone at the 2010 ceremony. ‘It’s the biggest thing that can happen to an actress and then it’s also… they call your name on the news at 5 o’clock in the morning and it’s not your life any more.’
‘The Oscars itself was the most fun but all those shows leading up to it had so much stress,’ our stunning Dior-clad cover star explains. ‘Like this dress and that dress… I felt like a politician on a campaign trail.’
There’s nothing manufactured of affected about Jen. What’s more, in contrast to many actresses in her age bracket, she’s unafraid of speaking her mind. Mention the Calvin Klein custom-made gown she wore to the Oscars and she’s more interested in discussing the size zero debate and the demands of her industry.
‘I understand I’m an actress and I have a job and I have to be in a certain shape, and I’m fine with that. But I do want the stick-thin trend to end,’ Jen, dressed in shimmering Donna Karen, explained. ‘I like eating so I didn’t really diet during the Oscars. In fact I needed to go on a diet afterwards!’
‘I’ve always had the same mentality,’ Jen in a figure hugging Dolce and Gabanna bodysuit reveals of her acting career – which includes roles in Burning Pain, Winter’s Bone, and more recently, X Men: First Class and The Beaver. ‘If I have to give a mall part of myself to make a role a little better, then I’ll just do comedies. Because it’s not worth it.’
On her love life, Jen (reportedly dating X Men co-star Nicholas Hoult) remains decidedly coy. ‘No I’m not single,’ she replies to our question after a silence and a faint smile.
Jennifer looks gorgeous on the cover of the July issue of Marie Claire.
Magazine Scans > 2011 : Marie Claire UK July