The onslaught of Jennifer Lawrence interviews continues, and believe us we are not complaining. ;) In a new (and lengthy) interview with The Daily Beast, Jennifer chats about working on Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Harry Potter, Twilight, the internet, you name it! Here are a few of our favorite tidbits from the discussion.
How long have you been shooting Catching Fire?
Two months. I think we’re halfway through. I only get to depression when these movies end. I have so much fun doing them.
Had you read the books?
Yeah. I read the books and then I found out they were making them into movies. It’s kind of nerve wracking to join something that huge. 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. I knew if I said yes to this, it would change my life. I wasn’t sure if I was ready.
Did you actually seriously think about turning down the role?
Yeah. I had about three days [to think about the offer]. I was much more on the side of no than I was yes. If I’m honest with myself, the thing that was driving me to do the auditions was actually being competitive. Everybody wanted it. I wanted to give my best.
Why did you finally agree to play Katniss?
My mom told me I was being a hypocrite. Then I realized if I was going to be well known for something, this was actually something I would be proud of.
Why is Katniss is a good role model for girls?
She’s this Joan of Arc that doesn’t see herself that way. She kind of grows into it. And she’s strong like a male hero with a vagina. It’s good for our 13-year-olds. I probably shouldn’t have said vagina, but you get what I’m saying. Vagina! If you’ve got it, shout it.
I read somewhere—and this could be totally wrong—that you’re a Twihard.
That’s so funny. I read the book when it first came out. I was like, “…, yeah, this is awesome.” I’m more of a Harry Potter freak. I read all the books three or four times. I know every spelling or incantation. I end up speaking sometimes in Harry Potter terms.
Have you ever met Daniel Radcliffe?
Yeah, I screamed in his face. We were both doing Letterman. I grabbed him by the shoulder. Of course, I’m in 6-inch heels. That makes me 6-foot-4. I’m towering over him, saying, “I love Harry Potter!” His security people were nodding to each other—should we go?
Hollywood is a lot harder on young women than men.
The trick to that is, don’t Google yourself.
Oh, God, no. I was trying to make a point to my friend that’s an actress. She was getting upset about these red carpet pictures. I typed in “Jennifer Lawrence fat and ugly,” just to make a point. It’s like in Mean Girls, when she’s like, “If somebody is saying something bad about you, do you want to hear it?” And she’s like, “No.” She’s absolutely right. You don’t want to hear it. I’m a one-year-clean no Googler.
What about other Internet technology?
Do you ever feel like the world is progressing way too fast for you? Everybody was talking yesterday about Twitter and Instagram and Tumblr. It was really confusing me and overwhelming me. I literally started losing my breath. People were showing me these hilarious things and I was like—I want to have this. What’s Pinterest? I don’t have it. I know by the time I get it, it’ll be something else. I bought a CD case less than a year ago.
The rest of the interview is a MUST read, so head on over to The Daily Beast to check it out!