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Photoshoots > 2011 : Marie Claire UK July
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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.
American actress Jennifer Lawrence wants to raise her family in London after falling in love with the UK capital.
Jennifer Lawrence wants to raise her family in London.
The American actress – who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, before moving to Los Angeles when she was 16 – spent five months in the UK capital filming ‘X-Men: First Class’ and fell in love with the city and can’t wait to return on a more permanent basis.
She said: “When I first landed in London I remember calling my mom and going, ‘I think I’m going to live here, I think I want to raise my family here.’ ”
During the filming of the superhero movie, Jennifer grew close to her co-star Nicholas Hoult and while she refuses to admit whether they’re dating, she confessed she is in a relationship with someone.
She said: “No, I’m not single.”
When told Nicholas was a nice guy, the 20-year-old beauty coyly replied: “Very nice.”
Jennifer also revealed how she hates exercise and only does it because she knows it’s important for her job to look good.
She added in an interview with Marie Claire magazine: “I don’t like people saying, ‘Oh, I’m addicted to exercise. I’m like, ‘Screw you – just leave!’ Because it’s not fun, going on runs. I can never wait for it to be over.”
The Oscar-nominated actress is close friends with the rocker’s daughter Zoë Kravitz and the pair often spend time together.
Jennifer enjoys visiting Zoë and her family but admits she made a fool out of herself when she spotted Lenny’s impressive collection of awards and tried to imagine what it would feel like to win one.
“I was round Lenny Kravitz’s house. Anyway, I was all by myself in his home and I looked around and I saw his collection of Grammys. I just couldn’t resist, so I went and grabbed one and started giving an imaginary acceptance speech,” Jennifer explained in an interview for Marie Claire. “Next thing, I just hear this deep voice from behind me go, ‘So, how does it feel, Jen?’ I turned around and there’s Lenny with this huge bodyguard friend. I was gonna come up with something about polishing it. But hey, I’m fooling no-one.”
The 20-year-old star was thrilled to land a role alongside Zoë in new movie X-Men: First Class. Jennifer plays Raven in the superhero film and has discussed the pressure on young actresses to be thin. She enjoys eating healthily and doesn’t believe in extreme dieting unless it is crucial to the role.
“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,” she added. “I’ve been told to lose weight for so many movies. For The Hunger Games it’s something I agree with. She’s hunting for food. But I’ve always had the same mentality; if I have to give up a small part of myself to make a role a little better, then I’ll just do comedies. Because it’s not worth it.
“I’ve told someone that I’m not going to lose any more weight. For X-Men. I don’t know, I’m probably going to get in trouble for that.”