Jennifer Lawrence is on the September 2013 cover of Vogue magazine. On the cover shot by Mario Testino, 'The Hunger Games' star is wearing a CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION FALL 2013 dress.
In the issue, Jennifer talks about dealing with the paparazzi, The Hunger Games movie, knowing what she wanted to be when she grew up, on her parents and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more info go to Vogue.com or pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand on August 20th.
Prada embellished wool coat dress.
On knowing what she wanted to do when she was young:
“I’ve never said this before because there is no way to say it without it being completely misunderstood, but ever since I was really little, I always had a very normal idea of what I wanted: I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew—that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker? It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: Of course.”On doing 'The Hunger Games':
“When Winter’s Bone was getting nominated, I had only done indies, and suddenly I was introduced to this brand-new world where I didn’t feel like myself. I was in these weird gowns and listening to people talk about things I didn’t understand. And I remember reading that in the book and being like, Oh, my God, I know exactly what this feels like. I don’t know what it’s like to get ready for your death, but I do know what it’s like to be almost a puppet. And then when I was making the second film, I had become more acquainted with that world, and I think that’s something that Katniss experiences. She is different when she comes back. She does feel more comfortable in the Capitol; she understands the people more, and it’s not as eerie and scary and unfamiliar. She kind of knows how to work the system.”
On the paparazzi:
“If I were just your average 23-year-old girl and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense. I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”
On her parents being funny:
“My mom is big funny. She’s loud funny. And my dad is the opposite—the funniest person you will ever meet, but he never raises his voice. He’s just really quick. Very subtle. We definitely grew up funny. You have to be funny in our family, to survive, because we are so mean to each other.”
On being weird when she was young:
“I was a weirdo. I wasn’t picked on or anything. And I wasn’t smarter than the other kids; that’s not why I didn’t fit in. I’ve always just had this weird anxiety. I hated recess. I didn’t like field trips. Parties really stressed me out. And, I had a very different sense of humor.”
Louis Vuitton sequined check-print wool coat and silk-and-lace shorts. Nina Ricci merino-wool sweater. Etro plaid scarf.
Ralph Lauren Collection wool-houndstooth coat and maroon satin dress with beaded detail.
Rochas charcoal wool blazer and skirt. Gaspar leather gloves. Hunter rain boots.
Dolce & Gabbana wool-tweed top with cotton sleeves and matching skirt. La Perla lace slip. Lanvin belt. Louis Vuitton watch.