Jennifer Lawrence explains her style: “I don’t really care about clothes, to be honest”

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.

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  1. OlsenTriplet says:

    How has this happened? How has such an awesome, anti-Hollywood type become Hollywood’s hottest commodity?

    I love it.

    • GirlyGIrl says:

      Probably due to the fact that most Hollywood celebs are incredibly boring

      and predictable
      and shallow
      and disconnected from the real world
      and bad at acting

  2. shaboo says:

    I like her attitude, but she looks so weird when she smiles. Totally vacant, it’s kinda creepy

    • Bananna says:

      I think she just doesn’t know how to look with her eyes when smiling yet. I know when I used to take pictures when I was younger I’d always have either a weird vacant look or I’d look like an overexcited puppy.

  3. Bite me says:

    Yay could you please update with the first picture of her and Bradley Cooper for Serena

  4. marie says:

    cute girl with a great attitude, let’s hope Hollywood doesn’t screw it up too bad..

  5. nina says:

    oh please, they all say that at the beginning and within a year or two they front a major campaign or get their own fragrance…lol

  6. ClumsyMe says:

    I have to agree that she makes an awesome point about not being worried who her next boyfriend will be. Katniss is not Hung up on some broody dude and she’s fighting for a better future. I love that my nieces can finally look up to a girl who is kick ass without the dude.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree! That is why I loved the books too. FINALLY a female that isn’t just stuck up on the boyfriend thing.

      And I don’t think her comments were directed at Twilight, it was hardly the first story where it was all about being boy obsessed. That is how movies/books/tv shows have shown female characters for decades. It seems the powerful males at the top of media heirarchies don’t know how to relate to women characters…except through their men.

  7. rissa says:

    i totally agree about the twilight comments. Bella would not last in the arena (human Bella anyways lol)

    gosh her smile. you’d think an actress (a good one) would be able to fake a genuine smile. I think she should just start squinting her eyes a bit.

    • shaboo says:

      haha definitely needs to add some squinting. Get the eyes involved!
      I feel like I’m being hypnotized when I look at her photos.

  8. littlestar says:

    The main thing that I have always loved about the Hunger Game series is that the protagonist is a strong woman with a mind of her own – not once does she let a man control her or tell her what to do (yes, Snow tried to control her, but she fought back! lol). I just love that young girls and women today can read about and watch a character that shows she is an equal to men, that she basically doesn’t need a man to survive.

  9. M says:

    I kind of think her comments are just a statement of fact regarding the series. Saying the Hunger Games is not like Twilight makes sense but she’s saying that the Hunger Games is ultimately not a romance which is totally true. I think even the fanbase projects more of a romance/love triangle onto Katniss, Peeta, and Gale than is really there which is more interesting to me than the whole “she’s better than Bella deal”.

  10. nina says:

    I don’t really take this as some direct dig at twilight, but simply a thumbs up for katniss being a heroine that’s usually reserved for male roles. People just want to have her and kristen and her and twilight have a cockfight 24/7. lol

  11. Rhiley says:

    I want to know what Jennifer Lawrence thinks of Miley Cyrus. They have some things in common: both southernish, both kind of tomboys, but I bet Jennifer Lawrence thinks Miley is a twit and I bet Miley is always paranoid that Jennifer may try to steal Liam away (not that Jennifer would do that).

  12. mel says:

    I think comparing the two is kind of useless…they are totally different kinds of movies. I liked both a lot and what they brought to the table.

    She is starting to bug me…there is no way possible she could not of known this movie was going to be a huge hit. It makes her look stupid to impy otherwise. I get that she doesn’t want to come across like a greedy actress who took the role for fame and the chance to star in other big projects but honestly…isn’t that the reason actresses take these parts? And thats totally totally fine – just don’t act all “gee whiz I I just didn’t know what I was getting into”.

    • Rose says:

      That’s what has always seriously bugged me about her. It’s just so calculated, in my opinion, the whole all American, country girl who likes to skin squirrels. She did this raunchy photo shoot right after winter’s bone came out…It was the usual bikini thing, but was a little more porny than usual. Anyway, I was reading an article where they asked her about it…She basically said that she was uncomfortable with it and that she only did it because she was having trouble getting more “feminine” roles and that’s the way it goes blah blah blah and soon after she got cast as Mystique. It just kind of seemed like she was desperate to be a movie star and an actress, like Angelina, and not just an actress, like Melissa Leo and Tilda Swinton…Which is fine…I just got kind of irritated that she was implying that all actresses needed to do that or that they wouldn’t get sexy roles. If someone does that type of photo shoot, I’d rather they own it and be like “I want photographic proof to show my grandkids what good shape I was in” or just be like “Eh, I don’t mind hanging in my underwear or barely wearing clothes.”

      • OlsenTriplet says:

        I’m impressed that she was honest about it and told it like it was. She had to sex up her image to get roles. Most of the starlets would make excuses for such a blatant, cheap move and call it art or something. She said it was dirty and cheap and that it worked.

  13. Eh says:

    I do not like the way she seems to knock Twilight. The Twilight series opened the doors for this type of franchise to get made. Even if she hates the story she shouldn’t be speaking badly about it. Not to mention she tried out for the Bella role, so why is she slamming it?
    I know it has been said a million times, but I still don’t get why this comparison exists. Twilight is a LOVE story, it’s all about romance (not merely a boyfriend to be picky). It is not trying to make some larger statement of what girls should strive for. Enjoy Twilight for the love story and enjoy Hunger Games for the adventure and female heroine.
    You don’t have to diss one to appreciate the other!!!

    • Jenna says:

      How did Twilight open the door for this type of series to be made? Twilight isn’t the only book-to-film series out there.

      • Eh says:

        Young adult, series, very successful, not super expensive to make, hits a certain demographic.

        Update to Jenna below – Twilight was a game changer as much as HP, it showed the power of the young female demographic, without the young males.

      • mia girl says:

        They are both Young Adult book series with a female protagonist. The investment in the Hunger Games is definitely a direct response to the success that Hollywood saw from the Twilight films.

        HG does not owe its ultimate success to Twilight, but it does somewhat owe it’s financing to it.

    • Jen Wind says:

      Actually Harry Potter opened the doors for this kind of franchise to be made.

      Twilight is a love story, but the main female character gives up on everyting when her boyfriend leaves her. The second book skips a ton of chapters because she is not willing to go on without him. It teaches girls that the most important thing in their world is their boyfriend.

      Hunger games is about a girl who gives up her life to save her sister. Harry Potter is about a boy who keeps moving on no matter how much is taken away from him in his life.

      As a mom of two little girls I would rather have them learn that no matter what happens you can keep going. Not my boyfriend left me and I just want to die.

      And yes for the record I have read all three series.

      • Jenna says:

        ^^^ THIS! Thank you! It’s not like Twilight was some ground breaking marvel. Everything that happens after Twilight does not have to be traced back to, or credited to it.

      • NO says:

        HATe when people say this. Twilight is NOT about having a boyfriend – even my 12 yr old daughter gets the idea that this story is about a one-in-a-million love FANTASY. It is not supposed to be a tutorial on how to manage your teen years.

      • cara says:

        HP was given luxurious treatment by a major studio due to it’s popularity. They took their time making the franchise and with major investment in each installment.

        Twilight was a new model in terms of franchise making. It was done by an independent studio that made the first installment for less than 30 million. Twilight as a series furthermore was famous, but NOT anywhere near HP famous.

        VERY different model from the HP route.

        The idea was to make the films cheaply, make them quickly.

        THG is more from the Twilight model, with a bit more of a budget. Famous but not hP famous YA series made efficiently cost wise by the budget-minded Lionsgate, who basically staked their future on finding the new Twilight. But look at what’s happening already – there’s disputes over how much time should be given between each installment and Gary Ross left in part because they want to speed up the sequel making, twilight style.

        THG is a child of sorts of the twilight process more than the HP process. It has nothing to do with the actual content of any of the stories, so that’s irrelevant.

      • Jen Wind says:

        It’s about having a boyfriend, loving a boyfriend, wanting only to please said boyfriend, and doing anything not to loose him. It’s a fluff love story with vampires in it.

        It may be some epic love story about the power of love, and the eternal love, but it is just that a love story.

        Now, don’t get me wrong I loved the twlight books for their fluff unitl the last one which I hated. But they are fluff, and they are about love, and they teach girls that love is more important than anything in the world.

      • Jen Wind says:

        I live in Phoenix where Twilights author lives. It was hugly popular here anmoung the teen scene, just like Harry Potter.

        I agree that the budgets were so different, but that was Liongates choice to do a low budget film. The first Twilight was horrible! Horrible! I have never watched the others, but I have heard they have gotten better as they have gone along, which is good.

        My point was that Harry Potter was one of the first teen series to be made into a movie franchise, not Twilight.

      • Jenna says:

        No, it’s not supposed to be a tutorial on how to manage your teen years…because if that were the case, then the absence of a boyfriend would probably mean there’s no reason to continue living.

      • cara says:

        jenwind-HP isn’t the first franchise to focus on a YA series, nor is Twilight. Franchises are easy moneymakers if studios latch onto the right series. As for book sales? TWilight sales don’t even compare to HP.

        IT simply goes back to HOW twilight was made into a successful franchise. Everyone knew HP was going to be a hit. Many thought Twilight would go direct to video. The notion of making a franchise on the cheap by an indie studio was a new concept. Many thought Summit were idiots for what they did, but that thinking was proven wrong.

        And since then, people have been trying to figure out what would be the “next” twilight in that respect. It has nothing to do with content/material, but finding a series that has the capacity to “blow up” with an efficient budget and filming schedule.

      • Sarah says:

        Yes, yes and yes. What some people don’t understand about the effect young adult fiction has on teens is that we, as adults, can look at these stories from a place of having passed those awkward years and have a bit more sense and experience to avoid taking a (poorly written) story about a girl devoted to her creepy stalker to heart. A young kid’s line of separating themselves from characters is going to be so much more blurred.

        Harry Potter gives teens character building skills that will last a lifetime. Hunger Games shows kids how to be strong in the face of adversity, and to fight for people that can’t fight for themselves. Twilight teaches teens that you’re only worth the men that fight over you and that you should be willing to give up everything for a dude.

        You can say to a teen girl, “Hey, don’t want to be adored in an unhealthy way like Edward and Jacob do with Bella. Mmmkay? Cool, let’s read it again,” but we all know how susceptible we were and young girls are to wishing for a guy to like them, no matter the consequences, and that the blueprint of said relationships is all over Twilight.

      • mia girl says:

        I agree with everything that @cara said.

      • mia girl says:

        @Sarah & @Jen Wind – I just don’t agree with the sweeping generality that young girls are brainwashed by reading the Twilight books into thinking their only self-worth comes from a guy. My teenage daughter and all her friends have read these books, enjoyed them and yet are completely aware of the fact that in reality, Bella is pathetic at times and pretty selfish in others and that Edward is an obsessive stalker who kinds serves as her lap-dog in the end. Give young girls a bit more credit in terms of recognizing characters in context.

        If they are smart enough to see the good values in a character like Katniss, then they can also be smart enough to see the traits in a character that may be fun to read in a romantic context, but are not good to emulate in everyday life.

        Truth is that in reality, some young girls gravitate towards extreme boyfriend drama – but having been young myself once, I realize that Bella Swan did not start or drive this behavior in teen girls. If you want to point literary fingers, I guess you might have to say Juliet did.

      • Sarah says:

        @mia girl

        See to me its not about girls being “smart” or “not smart” in how they let stories like this affect them. Teenagers, especially young women, are very susceptible to start having very intense and obsessive relationships that they are not emotionally ready for. Smart girls end up in bad relationships and in trouble all the time.

        I can read the books and can disregard Bella’s personality like you can now, but I can’t forget the me in high school that was chubby with braces and would have gotten googly eyed over any guy that noticed me. Did I have get over that feeling in college? Sure, but any mistakes I made while being young and unpracticed in relationships could have stayed with me the rest of my life.

        Perhaps your daughter is the exception and thinks Bella is a joke and their romance is dumb. But let me ask you this, if all of her friends read the books and agree that the romance is pathetic, why do they still enjoy them so much? It can’t be the writing lol. And because both the movies and books are so badly made, why are they still so popular? Something about that co-dependent love is addicting.

      • cara says:

        I think you’re overlooking an important feature of twilight: delayed sexual expectations. Young girls are taught to sexualize and objectify themselves very early in our culture. Bjs ares given out like kisses in middle school at this point. Many girls aren’t up for those expectations yet, and here’s the prettitest boy in the grade saying he’ll wait.

    • whosnatch says:

      Almost wrote everything the others said about Harry Potter opening the flood gates to the young adult literature franchises. So instead, I simply say DITTO.

    • Idjit says:

      Oh yes, such a lovely LOVE story about a selfhating ‘heroine’ and her manipulative, emotionally abusive asshole creep boyfriend, and how they’re both so attracted to each others good looks because that’s all what matters anyway. Not a surprise when they both don’t even have a personality. Listen Twilight fans, the whole “it’s a love story okay?!!” argument is not gonna work, because it’s a LOUSY love story. It doesn’t sound like love at all, just like a lot of misogynistic and at times racist CRAP.

      It doesn’t have to be a large statement about what girls should strive for no, but it kinda is, in a really damaging way.

  14. BKiddo says:

    The girl is a fantastic actress (AMAZING in Winter’s Bone), but how is someone that works in Hollywood, lives in Hollywood, dates in Hollywood, anti-hollywood? She admits herself that now she has to be concerned about how she looks when she leaves her home, has done several shoots with minimal clothes on (and looks great btw), but this whole she’s an anti-hollywood crusader, please? And I’m not blaming her, I’m blaming the people that are labeling Lawrence as such.

  15. Jenna says:

    Loved her comment about Katniss. Spot on. And am I the only one that doesn’t get her boyfriend’s appeal?

    • ClumsyMe says:

      No you’re not. When I look at him, all I see is Marcus from About a Boy.

      • Jenna says:

        Good. I thought it was just me! Lol. I mean, I saw him in X-Men: First Class and thought he looked like a cute little kid who was playing dress up in a mad scientist’s lab coat. =/

  16. Jade says:

    Why does our culture hate stories/movies that revolve around female desire and sex? Bc that’s really what twilight is about sex.
    Yet stories that deal with females and violence are look at in high regard. This never bothered me until recently.

    • BKiddo says:

      You know, I never thought about that, but you make a good point. Basically, if a girl is not behaving like a dude (with the fighting and the killing), then is she worthless?

    • Nice says:

      I like this comment – and agree completely.

    • Jordan says:

      Actually, Twilight was more about a female giving up her entire life for a man she was obsessed with. If that was based on sex, then she probably was an addict (even though she never had sex until they were married and only the one time). She wasted away when he was gone, and whined and wanted just to be with him. Period. What were her other interests? I realize there are women like this in real life, it just wasn’t a very interesting story to me. I read it hoping that she would learn a valuable lesson by the end of the series, but turns out it was just about getting the man. I haven’t watched the movies so I’m not attacking your KStew and RPatz heroes.

      • nina says:

        I’ve never understood this notion of Bella be so self sacrificial. She gets everything she wants, at little sacrifice. It’s Edward in the end who sacrifices the most, and then is turned into some stereotypical stepford wife who just sits around smiling meekly at Bella while she saves the world at the end.

        I think you’re confusing Edward with Bella. He was the one who was trying to commit suicide cause he lost Bella — not the other way around. Bella saved his ass then, and she ends up saving his ass at the end while he bottle-feeds their creepy baby on the sidelines. If anyone’s a doormat in that series and who only exists for their relationship, it’s Edward.

      • Jenna says:

        Saves the world? She threw up a force-field. That’s about it.

      • nina says:

        the bad guy vamps who had the army were about to wipe out every dissenting coven. That’s basically saving the world when you save all their asses with that dumb headband of hers. It’s a silly story, but to twist this into a tale of female oppression is silly, Edward’s the p -whipped one–and he wasn’t even getting any p!

      • Jordan says:

        I gotta be honest and say that the ending was so stupid that I didn’t finish reading it so I have no comment. I would not say it’s a contest between Edward and Bella on who’s the more effed up; again, you are comparing her worth to that of a man. Bella has nothing outside of Edward and if you think he’s lame what does that make her that she wants him so badly.

      • Jenna says:

        She was engaging in self-destructive behavior just to “see” him again though. Their characters both suck (no pun intended) and shouldn’t be emulated. How about that? lol

      • Sarah says:


        Uhhh, do you not remember that whole beginning of that second book when she cradles herself in the fetal position in the woods until someone literally carries her to safety like a baby and then spends months in a numb depression just because he dumps her? Or how she spent the rest of the book (once she was out of her depression coma, that is) doing things intentionally dangerous all so she can see Edward paying attention to her again? Or how any recovery she makes is because she made herself emotionally dependent on ANOTHER man? Or how she only seemed to perk up when she found out Edward still cared about her enough to want to kill himself? Or how about when she’s willing to kill herself to save her mutant baby, who also happens to be killing her? Or when *Spoiler* she ACTUALLY sacrifices her life to become a vampire so she can keep her true love and stay pretty and young and lovable forurver and urver? I could go on with reasons why she is self sacrificial and unhealthily co-dependent until the end of time.

      • mel says:

        I agree with Jordan….I just could not finish Breaking Dawn – it was just horrid.

      • nina says:

        sarah: see comment below.

      • nina says:

        Jordan-= twilight pilfers from gothic romance, which is total cheese with a side of life and death urgency and smelling salts. The need to psychologize woofs and glitter vampires in a gothic setting is where my big problem is. Gothic romance is rooted in destiny and to fight that destiny will end in ruin. Now apply that to when e/b break up and they act like total eff-ups.What you guys were calling unhealthy codependence in poppsych speak is actually just a staple of gothic romance.

        It’s hard to psychologize a character that sparkles.

      • Jordan says:

        Nina – I don’t think it’s alarmist to state an opinion just b/c you don’t agree with it. Bella is not a character that I can relate to nor was she an enjoyable character in any sense. It was a disappointing series for me. But it is a popular series so people will discus – pro and cons. However, the fact that no one can say a disparaging word about the series without a Twi-hard throwing fits seems like the so called alarmist’s might have a point.

    • Diana says:

      @Jade, what you say it’s so true. Women now like to see themselves as badasses in terms of being like a guy; these so called feminist lose the entire point about it. Feminism it’s not about women being like men, it’s about learning that a woman is more than what society has traditionally made of her and that what has been asociated with womanhood it’s not wrong or weak or less disirable that what is asociated with manhood. So falling in love should not be percieved as something bad if it is an honest decision and should not be made as something that makes you stupid or weak.

  17. mia girl says:

    Katniss is a strong female character and good for her for being proud to play her.
    But she could have made case without the veiled poke directed at Twilight/Bella Swan (a role incidentally that Lawrence has quite vocally talked about wanting/auditioning for).

    Poking at Twilight at this point is like shooting fish in a barrel (any old fool can do it). I think Lawrence is better than that. Besides, as she points out, HG is a larger, more epic story while Twilight is focused on a specific romance. Why crap on it? When frankly, because of that boyfriend crazy character and the success of the franchise, Twilight paved the way for the young adult targeted Hunger Games movies to be made.

    • Jen Wind says:

      Once again Harry Potter paved the way for these series to be made. It was written and produced way before Twilight, and is in the same demographic.

    • Sarah says:

      Twilight paved no way, Harry Potter did that. If anything, Hunger Games is helping to fix the f*ck ups Twilight made in regard to the portrayal of young women.

  18. Jordan says:

    I don’t think her comment was directed just at Twilight. In case you haven’t noticed, most movies make the woman’s top priority to be with a man regardless of what else is going on. Twilight was just the most blatant and disturbing example in that the female lead became almost suicidal and withdrew from her life b/c her man left her and the mainly teenage, female demographic ate it up.

    • cara says:

      well, there was this little story called “romeo and juliet” that came out even before twilight. And Wuthering Heights. And….I mean…Twilight is hardly breaking new ground here with the notion that first love can be deadly. The only thing disturbing about this latest incarnation that isn’t meant to be taken so literally is that it’s poorly written. lol

      • Jordan says:

        I agree that Twilight is not breaking new ground in that regard, but I meant modern lit; and would never even put it in the same sentence as classics. I’m not sure what you mean by not supposed to be taken literally…no fictional book is a how to on how to live your life if that’s what you mean unless you mean the Mormon symbolism?

  19. LeManda says:

    Every time I see her dressed up I think of her as Katniss, not JL. It always looks like someone is forcing her to look a certain way and preform for the cameras.

    Not that I’m saying she looks vacant and bad, just that I read it happen so many times in the book that it’s all I see.

  20. Eiramz says:

    For some reason… I don’t like her… I feel like she is faking it just to be liked and for people to relate to her.. Or maybe it’s just me not wanting to accept such fresh and healthy people exist in Hollywood.

  21. Holden says:

    We know you don’t care about style, Jennifer, we know.

  22. marlee says:

    Seriously disturbed by how many comments above are putting Harry Potter up next to THG and Twilight. I loved THG, but honestly, not even in the same realm as HP, both literary and cinematically. Let’s just let HP live where it belongs… on a pedestal to itself, above the rest….. *sigh*

    Anyway, I find it kind of pointless to compare THG and Twilight, too. I read both, enjoyed both, but enjoyed Twilight in a guilty-pleasure kind of way. To be totally honest, even though I enjoyed THG more, it was extremely predictable for me and I was kind of “meh” the whole time (especially on the whole Team Gale/Peeta thing…. I was all team Gale, and when I found out the ending, I was still just like “well, I guess that’s ok, too.”)

  23. shailee says:

    you people really try to disminish what TWILIGHT has done, HP was always supposed to be big from the very beggining, TW wasn’t, it became a huge success thanks to the fans,because the media didn’t push the 1st movie as much like they did with the HG , another thing is that twilight is mostly female fanbase and the money they’ve made is incredible, no matter how much haters try to deny it.Jen should really think before trying to throw shades at Twilight, because she auditoned for the role, and LOST it to Kristen, sour grapes maybe???Jen just be happy with your career and stop giving the media more ammunition to create the rivarly between her and Kristen, Kristen has been through enough, she doesn’t this crap from her, she has never mentioned her and doubt she will.

  24. Reece says:

    How about it not just being about Twilight vs Hunger Games?
    How about every other movie with a female lead where her entire value is based on her relationship status. It’s not merely a poke at Twilight. It is a punch to the face of every single Kate Hudson movie where her characters value is based entirely on whether or not she gets the guy. What about every single Jennifer Anniston movie where she is valued based on her relationships. Hell one could argue JA uses this same tactic as public image. It’s not just Twilight.

    • Reece says:

      Someone up post mentioned Romeo & Juliet being a romantic predecessor for Twilight. How about Tristan & Isolde being a predecessor for R&J. How about almost every single woman, mortal woman, in Greek mythology going after/sacrificing/doing whatever for the man. It’s a story that’s been told since we as humans began using language. I’m am sure there will be something new that comes along soon enough with different character names but the same archetype.
      The thing I find problematic, I think many women do, is that the Bella, Juliet, Isolde sacrificial woman is thrown up as the model. As the Great woman. That “greatness” is based off their status in patriarchal societies. Where as the stories with women like Joan of Arc, Artemis, and Athena are not told nearly as often.

      • Mari says:

        Please take into account that many of the tragic romantic characters that you mention like Isolda or Juliet, were actually created a long long time ago, centuries ago. Women back then did not have many options, could not study, choose a lifepath of their own. In literature sometimes athors showed female characters with different ideals or ambitions, Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, etc. Many of said characters had to endure issues from society that depended on their genre, like they could not inherit the paternal home, had to be married before certain age or the only job was to become a governess, etc.
        Then we have Bella… Living in this century… One thing is that the author of Twilight Based her work somewhat in books written By classic authors and another is that she is such a bad role model fixed on her love life. The bad writing did not help either. I read them, enjoyed the story because I love fantasy books, but they could not compare to JK Rowling storytelling. i am currentñy reading The Song of Ice and Fire and Catching fire and no comparison to Twilight either in the way the books are written.
        I was a preteen and teen when I read a lot of classics like Verne’s, Alcott’s, Dickens’. Teens can handle good writing, not everything has to be dumbed down.

  25. normades says:

    She doesn’t have to care about style…but she could get a better stylist!

    • KitKat says:

      Agreed, the lipstick with the black dress is horrid!

      • normades says:

        The nude lipstick with the coral dress bothers me even more!

        I like her…at least she’s not trying to be a fashion girl if she’s not feeling it. That’s kinda KStewie of her.

  26. Michele says:

    I get this trying-way-too-hard-to-be-liked-by-everyone vibe from her lately. We get it, you’re the “anti-Hollywood” normal girl who has always wanted a successful acting career in Hollywood and will stop at nothing…even posing half naked in a raunchy men’s magazine to capture Hollywood’s attention. whew! That was a mouthful! I personally think she is overrated. I saw Winter’s Bone and thought she was a fine actress for her age but not Oscar caliber by any means. I thought the movie was overrated as well. It bugs me when people constantly throw in the faces of others that she is an Oscar nominee. When I look at extremely talented actors who have never been nominated for an Oscar in their lifetime, it means little to me when another actor’s worth is largely measured by an Oscar nomination.
    Sorry, I guess I’m just Hunger Games fatigued at this point.

  27. Rachael says:

    Oh my god. I cannot possibly love this chick more. She is too good to be true for a celeb … I keep waiting for her to do or say something really ridiculous and disappoint everyone. She will eventually; I’m sure I’ve jinxed it just by typing this comment. Now that she must have paps following her constantly and people waiting on her hand and foot, we’ll see if she can avoid losing her marbles at some point.

    But everything she said here about clothes and shopping … she took the words right out of my mouth. The stuff about Katniss I’ve heard before but it’s also part of the reason I love her. Please Jennifer, please keep being awesome.

  28. Katharine says:

    Ree Dolly in Winter’s bone was an unusual character to see on screen : the Academy award nomination rewarded a strong leading actress. I think Jennifer Lawrence played some aspects of Katniss beautifully : the protectiveness towards her younger sister, the stoicism throughout the Games and the occasionally bolshie attitude. But it’s still disappointing that a tall, glowingly beautiful golden girl was cast. Maybe Jennifer Lawrence feels the need to downplay her success in navigating Hollywood.