I was a little bit bummed at how Jennifer Lawrences new Harper’s Bazaar UK cover didn’t get any more love than it did. I think you guys are a little bit tired of her still after last Oscar season’s oversaturation. Get ready because there’s gonna be a whole lotta JLaw once the Oscar-baity American Hustle movie revs up its publicity machine. Anyway, Chrissy Teigen tweeted me about the last post with a favorable response. She called JLaw “flaw.less.” So there.
Here’s more of the editorial, and the newstand cover above is striking, but I don’t like it as much as the subscriber cover we featured last time. Jennifer is talking about her critics and her love of Cheez-Its. Damn, I love Cheese-Its too. None of that fancy parmesan variety. Just plain old Cheez-Its. Hey, they’re high in protein for a snack food. Jennifer’s talking about her body again too. She says her early career was plagued by requests for her to lose weight or lose work. Now that she’s won the Oscar, she promises to greet such a request with “go f— yourself.” Damn!
On getting criticism for her 2013 Oscars speech: “[The other person said] ‘Other people are getting up and owning the stage and you sound like a stuttering idiot. Pull it together.’ And I said, ‘I’m not doing it on purpose, I’m uncomfortable and when people get uncomfortable they resort to their sh-t. I make awkward jokes and stutter. That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special. That was not the time I wanted to be the Down-home Girl. I wanted to be graceful.”
On loving on set catering: “My bodyguard Gilbert, right before they call ‘action,’ I’m like, ‘If there aren’t Cheez-Its here by the time they call cut, just go home.’ And he’ll start running. It cracks me up how seriously he takes it …. It’s not my performance that is motivating me. I want to get the on-set catering.”
On being called fat: “I was young. It was just the kind of sh-t that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that. [Someone brought it up recently] They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get. I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go f— yourself.’”
[From Harper's Bazaar UK]
I know a lot of you have complained that Jennifer talks too much about her body, but I do think journos ask her about it a lot. She doesn’t mind answering the questions, so what’s the big deal?
Here’s more of JLaw’s editorial. What do you think? The last shot is absolutely gorgeous. She always looks more comfortable in photos when she’s not smiling.
Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK