Earlier we posted the cover of the March issue of Delta Sky featuring Jennifer Lawrence on the cover, now let’s take a look at the accompanying article. What we like most about this piece is how “real” Jennifer is. It’s at the end of a long day of press for The Hunger Games, and she’s not afraid to let it all hang out and be herself. Check out some of the “down to earth” details that make us love her even more.
On the the pressures of doing press:
“Yeah, it’s kind of like going to a dinner party and then the whole night everybody only talks to you,” she says. “And midway through, you’re like, ‘Oh, my god, I’m so sick of talking to myself and hearing myself talk.’ Nobody is supposed to talk about themselves this much. You just get bored hearing your own voice. And then you assume that other people are getting bored hearing you.”
On how getting dolled up for press, etc is similar to Katniss’ predicament with being transformed for the audience:
It’s the way that it has to go. You have to make the designers happy.” I ask her if she knows who designed her dress. “I can look,” she says, before awkwardly grabbing the back of her collar and wrenching it toward her face. “Oh, see, they’re not that smart—they didn’t even put a label on here. I don’t know. It’s black.”
On being more comfortable in a man’s world:
“There’s sort of a no-bull**** approach with men,” she says. “I like life a lot better that way. I would prefer somebody calling me a b**** and punching me in the face than to whisper it behind my back.”
On what drew here to the part of Katniss:
“Katniss is basically Ree without an accent,” she says. But what drew Lawrence to this character wasn’t necessarily familiar territory… she wanted the chance to play a rebel who becomes a symbol for an entire nation. “I see her as a latter-day Joan of Arc,” she says. “I loved her as a symbol of revolt and hope and freedom. And I just thought that it was so important for my generation to read something like that. To read what happens when humanity becomes desensitized to traumatic events and history while paying more attention to reality television.”
On being labeled as courageous:
“Look, Katniss never would have known that she was capable of that if she wasn’t faced with it,” she says. “So I don’t think we really understand what we are capable of until our survival is dependent on it…It’s just acting. It’s so stupid that that’s the answer, but it’s just acting.”
You can read the full article at Delta Sky.