Jennifer Lawrence covers Glamour April 2012 in what’s effectively nearing the end of The Hunger Games promotional trail. It’s been uneventful for me, because I’ve been ignoring it. And I’ve been ignoring it because my reaction to any marketing being forced down my throat is to switch off. There have been several trite things on which I’ve zoned out 1) the push from marketers that THG is the next Twilight because they NEED it to be after spending out the a$$ on advertising 2) the deluge of information about the books, the characters, and the films, that go way beyond what’s necessary for the average viewer 3) the over-kill, trying to make the cast ‘happen.’ I just tuned out for a second and ignored all but one trailer. But I like this cover, so I’m indulging. Below is the interview during which Lawrence bemoans the trappings of fame while seemingly over-estimating her own. I kind of hate the quote. And the blithe, braggart attitude addressing her schedule and income seems tacky too. I get it, but I still hate it.
- On her perception of Hollywood: ‘Everyone always has to play this whole, ‘Oh my God, I don’t want to be in the spotlight’ game. They think that the way to win people’s hearts is to complain about fame, when actually there are so many great sides to it. I’m an actor and I love my job. I can take months off, and I get a lot of money… way more money than any 21-year-old should have… so what is there to complain about?’
- On her fame right now: ‘I feel like I am in the eye of the hurricane right now. It’s daunting. I feel like I got a ticket to another planet and I’m moving there and there’s no turning back, and I don’t know if I’m going to like that other planet or have friends there. It’s just scary. I wanted to make sure I was ready for this. And I am.’
- On Kristen Stewart’s fame: ‘I look at Kristen Stewart now and I think, I’d never want to be that famous. … I can’t imagine how I’d feel if all of a sudden my life was pandemonium.’
- On losing weight while filming The Hunger Games: ‘Because I did so much training… running, archery, and Pilates… over the course of two months, it all happened pretty naturally. You can’t diet when you’re filming a movie like The Hunger Games, running in 100 degree weather and doing all those stunts, so I was eating a ton. Anyway, Katniss is meant to be a hunter; she’s meant to be scary. Kate Moss running at you with a bow and arrow isn’t scary.’
- On her diet: ‘I don’t diet. I do exercise, but I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?’
- On why British including her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult: ‘Well, they have these wonderful manners, and everything they say is funnier, just because of the accent. I like the way that accent changes, too. There’s the cute, ‘I’m trying to be adorable because I know that you’re mad at me’ accent and then the drunk accent where all the consonants have vanished.’