Jennifer Lawrence has a new (old) interview in the new issue of Hello Magazine. It was done before the release of The Hunger Games, so at this point, Jennifer had no idea that it was going to be this HUGE, record-breaking movie. Maybe she did have some idea, but that’s not what she was focused on in this interview. And no, she doesn’t talk about squirrels. Thank Jesus. She talks a lot about loving Katniss and how she hates getting dressed up and there are some really interesting quotes that I think she’s directing at the Twilight series:
Katniss is Joan d‘Arc: “This character Katniss, she’s a futuristic Joan of Arc, she’s a symbol for hope, she’s a hero that doesn’t want to be a hero. We all said we weren’t going to make a watered-down version of the book, because you take the violence out of the movie, you take the heart out of it.”
On her boyfriend, Nicolas Hoult: “I’m not in love,” she says firmly – and not particularly believably, in view of her broad grin. “I like my life as it is, and I know that it’s going to change, and I don’t know if it’s going to change for the better or for the worse, but it’s going to be different and that’s scary.”
On her style: “I hate shopping. I don’t really care about clothes, to be honest. I mean, when I’m on red carpets I’ve started to become more vocal about the things that I want to wear just because it’s better to look at photographs later and like the dress I was wearing, rather than see myself wearing something I was told to wear and which I hate. But when it’s just me, I’m not really interested. I go out like maybe once a year and just buy a bunch of stuff to stock up on, and that’s it. I used to live in sweatpants until I started being followed by photographers, so these days I have to start putting on makeup and wearing proper clothes every time I leave the house, which is definitely a change for me.”
Why she loves Katniss: “You know what really made me fall in love with Katniss? It was that, for once, this is a woman in a movie who is focused on something other than who her boyfriend is. She’s forced into an arena to fight for survivial – she’s thrown into a way and becomes a political figure without even realizing it – and that is far more interesting than her romantic life. Look, I loved working with both Josh and Liam, but as far as Katniss is concerned, I think that with all she has going on, the very bottom of her priorities list is the question of who her next boyfriend is going to be.”
[Via Hello Magazine, print edition]
She’s totally in love! And I hope Hoult loves her too. He seems like such a sweet guy. How could you not love him? As for the shopping stuff – well, this partially explains Jennifer’s style during the promotional tour for THG, which often went from bad to worse. I hope she wasn’t picking out those frocks.
Now, for the comments that I think are directed at Twilight – right on. I love this girl. I love that she said it that way and that she’s not playing the “boy crazy” girl in interviews and she’s actually talking about how she loves playing a warrior and a violent antihero. Good for her.
Photos courtesy of WENN.