Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Nothing makes me feel better than junk food & reality TV’

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence covers the Janurary issue of Marie Claire South Africa (I know, I didn’t realize they had a separate issue for that country either); and I guess this dress is a cute take on holiday tinsel and the flashiness inherent in any New Year’s Eve party. Oddly enough, this dress doesn’t seem obscene even though we’re seeing JLaw’s white bra and panties underneath. Maybe the undergarments are actually part of the dress, but the entire ensemble actually doesn’t seem that risqué on this cover. For whatever reason though, Marie Claire has chosen to heavily photoshop Jennifer’s face — she really doesn’t look like herself here.

In the interview, Jennifer discusses how boring she is because she’d rather sit around, eat junk food, and watch reality television than head out to the coolest Hollywood hotspots in existence. See, this is what Lindsay Lohan never figured out — staying at home and acting like a slob in the privacy of one’s own home is infinitely preferable to partying until dawn in nightclubs and then calling in sick to work the next day. It seems like common sense, doesn’t it? Oh well. Also, Jennifer is talking about her body yet again. Honestly, I think journalists are just primed to ask questions about her physicality, and she merely answers their questions, but I know some of you are really sick of her discussing the topic. Here are some excerpts:

She’s not that exciting: “I don’t like going out that much. I’m kind of an old lady. After it’s 11, I’m like ‘Don’t these kids ever get tired??’ When I’m out, I think about my couch. Like, ‘It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there’s an episode of ‘Dance Moms’ on. Am I missing a new episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’? I’m just stressed by the idea of missing them. I like people to come over to my place. It’s like a reality TV show cave. I just learned how to work TiVO. That changed my life. Reality TV is my silver lining. At the end of the day there’s probably nothing that makes me feel better than junk food and reality TV”

Her body, again: “I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.”

She doesn’t like red-carpet events: “They are not fun. I’m really bad at walking in heels. I’m more of a flats girl and I don’t like people shouting at me, and that’s pretty much all it is. Just screaming.”

Her New Year’s resolution: “My New Year’s Resolution is to stand up for myself. It’s hard for me. Nobody wants to be disliked. You always want to be polite and be nice. I tried to find a balance in saying what I mean and still being nice. I can’t do it. I have this ‘okay’ attitude and everything. I end up allowing myself to get walked over and resenting it.”

[From Marie Claire]

It sounds like Jennifer has more in common with Kristen Stewart than most of us would care to realize in that they both dislike walking the red carpet. The important difference between the two starlets, however, is that Jennifer realizes that appearing gracious and semi-excited to be in attendance at premieres is part of her multimillion-dollar job, and KStew just can’t miss the opportunity to get in several of her trademarked eye rolls while posing for the flashbulbs. Jennifer realizes that part of being an actress is dealing with the paps and other assorted flotsam, so she’s just decided to make peace with that fact. Meanwhile, it’s almost certain that Jennifer will be nominated for an Oscar for her role as Tiffany in Silver Linings, and I can’t wait to see what she wears during the upcoming awards season. Hopefully, her hair and makeup people will be better than the ones she used while screening SLP.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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  1. carrie says:

    nice underwears on the cover but her face is so photoshopped and the make-up so weird than i don’t recognize her

  2. pretty says:

    wow that make up is just horrible!!! wtf…they contoured the heck out of her nose bridge area and that awful eye liners. ugh!

  3. Em says:

    I think she’s lovely. She honors her professional commitments and doesn’t run about flashing her bits everytime there’s a photog in site. I’d also imagine Jennifer is tired of talking about her weight too, but if she starts saying ‘No comment’ everytime someone asks her about it, she’d probably get a reputation as someone who is difficult to deal with and interview, and then we’d all crap on her for that.

  4. Joanna says:

    She looks so good as a brunette

  5. lbeees says:

    What the effing hell have they done to her face??!!

    From the heavy-handed ‘shopping, to the alien-eye makeup, this isn’t her best look. But I still love her!

  6. carrie says:

    and she liked to do Oscar red carpet 2 years ago:she wore a red dress ,she was the first on the red carpet and she stayed 2 hours

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I also always get the impression she loves the red carpet and she loves all of the attention she is getting. Either she is that good of an actress in real life or she is bullsh-tting us in order to seem more relatable(I am just like you and your friends, go watch my new movie and root for me), I think it is the latter.

      • Christina says:

        I think it’s important to remember that when you’re as big a star as Jennifer hopes to be, and have the backing of some very very major people in the industry, NOTHING is said by chance. Every word she says in an interview will have been carefully calculated to bolster her ‘girl next door’ image, and no doubt her people will have approved the interview before it went to press. Which isn’t to say the sentiments may not be genuine on her part, just that, when you’re trying to make it big in Hollywood, nothing is spontaneous or natural.

    • bisolar says:

      Come on guys! That was her first appearance at the oscars for her oscar nomination.At that age who wouldn’t appear excited?

  7. FirstTimer says:

    She’s always adorable on interviews especially on TV. I really like this girl. I hope Weinstein don’t F&&k her up with his dirty Oscar campaigns. The girl can act and the movie can carry the campaign itself.

  8. Shad says:

    I love that white dress in the 4th picture.

  9. serena says:

    Oh my god her make up and hairstyle is really horrible, she’s beautiful but they style her awfully. She need some new people to do the job right.

  10. Lucija says:

    I used to like her, but she’s getting more and more annoying. We get it, you’re one of us, you’re not like every other actress, you are so unique, bla bla bla.

  11. cheerfulg says:

    Buuuuurrrp. I was just lying on the couch eating Zapps Spicy Cajun ( feelin’ a little fancy this mornin’) Potato Chips while reading this post. Not only is Jennifer Lawrence one blazing ball of talent and beauty, she is apparently a real human being as well. Matter of fact she can come over anytime and watch “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (best paired with Kettle Corn and a Big Red) with me and the tater tots. Keep up the amazing work Ms Lawrence!

    • OutstandingWoldCitizen says:

      ITA. LOL. Love JLaw since Winter’s Bone. :) We all turn our noses up at reality tv BUT we all indulge. I even watch the worse of the worse: Bad Girls Club. Anyway they photoshopped the symmetry out of her face. She is the like the American Kate W. when it comes to weight. That whole topic is tired and DONE but of course women are subjected to weightism ALL the time.

      As for her not sticking up for herself: she had better get some balls b/c she is in a tough cut throat business & at the top of game and at a young age. Assertiveness ALWAYS gets confused with being a BIYOTCH; she has to start flexing her muscle now or hire folks who will play the bad the guy until she gets more comfortable saying NO.

  12. Aubra says:

    LOVE her, just don’t call her an “it girl”

  13. j.eyre says:

    I like this response to her body; a subject I am getting tired of her discussing. Given her answer, I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt that the question was thrust upon her and not by her own people.

    Any designer ID on her tuxedo?

  14. Nanz says:

    I love Jennifer Lawrence, but even I think she needs to come up with some new talking points.

  15. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Yes, Carrie photoshopped to the max, to think we’ve gone from wonderful covers from the 80s/90s with real supermodels and no photoshop to the photoshopped actress de jour nowadays.
    Nanz, I don’t think she has other talking points – she’s a celeb not a well-educated cosmopolitan well-read savant – this is probably the best we’re going to get.
    Once the conglomerates took over the fashion mags, they became just ads for whatever celeb,popstar,actress had a product to promote. Give me Naomi,Cindy,Linda anyday.

  16. Jess says:

    WHY WHY WHY is her weight an issue? She’s thin, and has big jugs. She’s not even remotely overweight. Not even close.

    • Becky1 says:

      I agree! I think she has a banging body-trim and athletic with boobs. I’ve never thought she looked chubby onscreen. Why is there always talk about her weight? Has anyone actually commented that she looks chubby? There’s nothing wrong with being a little chubby but this girl is not chubby-not even for Hollywood standards. I read that she said she gained weight for “Silver Linings Playbook.” What weight? I wasn’t crazy about the movie (or her acting) but I thought she looked fabulous.

  17. JH says:

    Ummm, she looks a million times better with NO bangs (excluding that terrible picture following the header pic). And I really don’t mind a heavy fringe in general.

  18. MG says:

    Love her!!!!!!

  19. BlueAngelCV says:

    Is this a new interview? I’ve heard some of those quotes before.

    I really do think that she just answers the questions asked of her, she’s not trying to “sell” her diet stories *cough*AnneHathaway*cough*

    I also think that she just really does like TV & junk food. If someone asked me what I liked doing I’d probably say the same.

  20. Jenny says:

    She is always (okay, usually) made up to within an inch of her life. Wearing three inches of eyeliner/eyeshadow to try to extend her small eyes is not a good look.

  21. lisa2 says:

    Looking at this cover and a few in the past It is obvious they they don’t know who she is yet. Photographers don’t know how to style her or what image they want to project. Girl next door, kickass, girl on the outside. And it just seems that none of them really fit. Thus the questions. She doesn’t have a lot to talk about so the weight becomes the topic. I don’t know much about her. I like her and find her cute, but again not sure what image she will end with when this is all over.

    Most actresses fit in some slot. Other create an unique image. Jennifer is and will not create a new images so she is going to be slotted as something.

  22. F5 says:

    It’s not that she’s ugly and not all actors can be stunning.. it’s just that Hollywood’s pushing odd, ugly or ordinary looking people as sex symbols and “Sexiest Alive”.. then you wanna say fcuk no, you are you kiddin.. ^_^

  23. bettyrose says:

    She’s gorgeous and I wouldn’t fault her if she did skank up to go clubbing periodically.

  24. Backstage Bitchy says:

    Can I just complain for a minute about perception vs reality? Everyone talks about KStew and JLaw and their uncomfortable relationships with and attitudes about the red carpet. But you know who is AWFUL on the red carpet, and ungracious at public appearances? But seemingly gets a pass just for being a former child star who is not a crack head? Claire Danes. I’ve encountered her at at LEAST five of these occasions, and her range has been the gamut from “surly” to “total bitch”. The best was at the Homeland Season II premiere, where she posed for about 45 seconds, then sneered something about the photogs having stolen (her) soul enough for one evening”. It was shocking, actually, that she showed zero appreciation for the Showtime executives or fans or press, all of whom had a big hand in helping her win her Emmys….

    • A says:

      This. Honestly, if someone poses and signs autographs for fans 95% of the time on the red carpet, I really don’t care if they don’t smile much. However, I’ve heard the same thing about Harrison Ford…That he can be incredibly rude to fans, even kids, and will literally almost never poses for the cameras past a minute. There are a lot of male stars who just don’t smile much on the red carpet and look like a hot mess (Johnny Deep for one), and few people give them grief. There are a lot of legit things to criticize Kristen Stewart on and I understand criticizing someone for not being all red carpet ready, but that’s one I always thought was overblown (OMG she’s such an ungrateful ungracious beyotch for not smiling more ). Instead, why not just mention they look dull and boring…maybe it’s because I never thought not smiling meant one was ungrateful. Ungracious, maybe, but not ungrateful. Frankly, I find it ungrateful when one publicly trashes a project or people involved in it, like Chris Evans did with some of his previous films.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        I think the way some stars treat fans hugely changes my opinions of them. My friend was at a con and she said there was a big difference and how some stars acted. Some showed up early, stayed late, smiled and sighed autographs. Other arrived late and charged huge fees for their picture. Total turn off.

  25. A says:

    She looks good, but the eyeliner/eyeshadow is way overkill

  26. ??? says:

    How the hell did the stylists at MC manage to make Lawrence look like Jennifer Aniston?!?! I didn’t even know who I was looking at when I saw the link for this blog post!

  27. Jordan says:

    Jennifer Lawrence has in my honest opinion, quite possibly the most banging body around. I really enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook….Lawrence was freaking fantastic as Tiffany, she showed great comedic chops as well.

  28. Sophie says:

    The white dress looks awesome on her.