Jennifer Lawrence: ‘God, I hardly ever wake up before 11. I’m an artist!’

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence gets featured in the February issue of W magazine to promote Silver Linings Playbook. Why just a feature? Well, she covered the mag’s September issue in a weird “Mockingjay”-inspired photoshoot that looked like JLaw was afraid a cockatoo would crap on her head, so it’s just too soon for another cover. I’m sure she’ll be back up front and center while promoting Catching Fire next year though. In the meantime, we’re only getting this little featurette with a bizarre, Valley of the Dolls-esque shot of Lawrence looking much more vapid than I ever thought possible. She’s wearing a Dior pink cotton dress, a Mikimoto pearl necklace, and a very obvious wig. Not a good look, right? I mean, her body is still amazing, and she’s a pretty girl, but JLaw obviously isn’t into this frou-frou shoot. Girlfriend would definitely rather be talking about farts.

The interview is titled “The Nonconformist,” and I think that’s in reference to SLP and the Tiffany character. For the record, I still don’t understand why the script fashions the character as “crazy.” This is a woman who endured a very significant life tragedy, and her depression was situational, not chronic. Yes, she sort of went of the deep end in the aftermath, but I think Tiffany is much more “neurotic” than “insane.” Does that make sense? This interview was conducted before Jennifer and Nicholas Hoult broke up, so she makes mention of him too. Here are some excerpts:

Jennifer Lawrence

Journo discovered her half naked in a hotel room: “I have no modesty left.”

What superpower she’d not like to have: “It would be horrible to read people’s thoughts. I always know when I’m being lied to, and that drives me nuts.”

On her candid ways in interviews: “I don’t think I’m particularly brave or bold or different from anyone else. I just think this is an easier way to be.”

On Tiffany in Silver Linings: “I like that my character knows that she’s crazy–and accepts it. She says, ‘Keep being weird! Just be proud of it.’”

She’s supersititious: “Whenever it’s 11:11, I make all of the people around me wish that my boyfriend [the actor Nicholas Hoult] not get killed in a motorbike accident. He just bought a motorbike, and I think my ritual will keep him alive. The other night, at 11:11 p.m., I told an entire bar to say, ‘Nick will not die in a motorbike accident.’ And they did it.” I asked her if she repeated this ritual at 11:11 a.m. too. “I don’t wake up for it!”

She’s not a morning person: “God, I hardly ever wake up before 11. I’m an artist! I need at least 18 hours a night, with catnaps. I’m not that crazy,” she said, half-joking. “But I am an artist.”

[From W magazine]

Again, even JLaw is describing Tiffany as “crazy” when she’s really just a major weirdo. Oh well. Clearly, she’s joking about the 18 hours a sleep thing as well as the “artist” comment. Jennifer has already stated that she doesn’t even have a method, and I think she’s poking a bit of lighthearted fun at people who do take acting very, very seriously. Does anyone else get superstitious about numbers like JLaw does? I have a thing with the numbers 30 and 11, so we have that in common. Also, Jennifer is terrified to look at mirrors, and I can relate. I’m always so worried about Bloody Mary coming out to play that I keep my eyes closed in the bathroom at night. Yes, I’m a total dork.

Just for kicks, here’s a replay of that awful bird photoshoot from last year’s W magazine.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy W magazine

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  1. marie says:

    she looks awful here, like a orange tinted Skipper doll..

    • Yvonne says:

      I thought the same thing. I have never seen her look that orange- who thought this was a good idea?

      EDIT: I looked back at the picture- look at her hands!

      • Angel says:

        Oh Jeez!!!!! Why did you make me look at her hands?!? Her left hand is CREEPING me out, it’s like a fleshy claw. I’m sure it’s just bad photoshop or something, but I’m traumatized by that image. J-Claw???

  2. Riana says:

    Jennifer Lawrence + Photoshoot = Terrible

    Seriously, it’s the one aspect of her career that’s painfully amateurish. They don’t know what to do with her in photoshoots and clearly she’s not bringing any better ideas to the table. Just…so much no.

  3. Nina W says:

    I like the bird photos better than the horrible wig ones.

  4. T.C. says:

    Not feeling the photoshoot. I never like her photoshoots. I’m superstitious about numbers 5 and 6. I never looked in the mirror at midnight when I was little. My mom said I would see my ghost. Scared me forever.

    • Bedhead says:

      Your mom told you that? That’s brutal!

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Whoa. My mom once let me pick a story that she would read to me when I was about 8. I chose one that was about a vampire staring at a man through a window, scratching at the glass with his jagged nails, slowly driving him mad with his flame red eyes.
      Didbt affect me at all. Can’t you tell? Now excuse me. It’s time for me to go gargle with garlic and holy water.

    • Liv says:

      Did you see “Mirrors” with Kiefer Sutherland? I couldn’t look in the mirror for months! ;-)

      • lucky says:

        I DID SEE BLOODY MARY IN MY MIRROR ONCE!! Funny thing, though. I was the one telling the story. Maybe I should have gone into writing… (better vampire stories, peerhaps?)

  5. carrie says:

    in the edgy pics,she looks like Rooney Mara

    • V4Real says:

      Damn! I thought the same thing. She almost made my libido for her go down but she’s hanging on by a thread. I kind of like that she’s not that bright.

  6. RocketMerry says:

    Alright, she’s growing on me. I kinda like her now.

  7. Faye says:

    She looks like a Barbie doll/fembot/Nicole Kidman in remake of “The Stepford Wives.” Not a good look. They took all of her natural charm away.

    Oh well, I guess it’s better than the “drug-addicted abused-teen looks” that are W magazine’s usual stock in trade.

    • Amelia says:

      Ah, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I think you’ve hit the nail on the head – very Stepford Wives-ish. The bottom picture is pretty, but I guess it won’t be in this issue.
      I’m a little strange about numbers which is kind of exacerbated by OCD. I used to have a huge issue with even numbers. Hated ‘em. When I was little I would only ever take 1,3 or 5 sweets out of a bag.
      It’s better now, thankfully!

      • Faye says:

        Amelia, I suffer from OCD too, although it was much more pronounced in my childhood. Most of it focused around neatness, cleanliness, and having everything be in order (I’m probably the only kid whose mother had to tell her to *stop* cleaning her room), but I had a thing with numbers, too! For me, numbers or amounts that didn’t end in ’5 or -0 were problematic. For example, if I was reading a book and had to go to bed soon, I had to read 5 or 10 pages more — reading 3 would have made me very anxious. Weird things like that. Guess I wasn’t the only one :) .

      • Bonnie says:

        I have OCD & I only like even numbers! I feel bad for the odd one out. I have to have pairs.

      • Bubbles says:

        I only like even numbers, and whena I was youner I had to do everything 4 times.
        I also had other compulsions, but nothing that would disturb my life. I was never diagnosed wit OCD, though. Is this it?

    • GoodCapon says:

      Yes, she looks Barbie doll-ish in the top photo!

  8. serena says:

    Oh god, they just CAN’T style her. Awful photos.

  9. LL says:

    I am very superstitious about 9:11, because of the Sept. 11 attacks and also because my uncle died on that date a few years ago. We were very close and after that I was all ‘fuck this number sequence.’

    • j.eyre says:

      I have a superstition about the date 5/18. I also always make a wish when a digital clock reads my birth date (and I cannot stop looking at the clock until it changes to the next minute lest the wish not come true)

      These are just a few of my number idiosyncrasies. They go on for days – including weird forms of numerology I factor to rest my mind and synthesia.

      And then there are my other superstitions – I’m a mess.

      • Nessa says:

        Omg, j. My daughter was born on 5/18 and there were major complications with her birth and we almost lost her. She ended up having a traumatic brain injury. She is almost two now, but she has issues, and always will, as a result of it. Just kind of weird you have a thing about that date….

      • j.eyre says:

        Oh Nessa – I just got goosebumps. One of the big reasons for my 5/18 superstitions has to do with brain trauma.

        But, I shall make a wish when the digital clock reads 5:18 for the continued health and beauty of your little one henceforth maybe we can undo the past.

      • Nessa says:

        j. – Wow. I am genuinely floored right now. I never really thought much about brain trauma (never had to!). Now it has become our lives.

        Thank you for sending positive thoughts our way. Much appreciated! We are very fortunate that she is with us. And she really is the happiest little soul. We are truly blessed! *hugs*

  10. Chelley says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Taylor Swift with a really bad tan? Lol.

  11. Belle says:

    She looks great in the very last photo! ;)

    I’m starting to get slightly sick of her though. Not sure if it is just a bit too much exposure, or her jokes which aren’t that funny and come off as kind of arrogant.

    • Mel says:

      Her biggest problem is that half the world doesn’t get her jokes so a simple interview is outshined by the controversy.

      • Belle says:

        With the ‘I beat Meryl’ joke, I don’t think most people got it… which isn’t all that surprising, given that it was a line from an older movie that most wouldn’t remember (if they even saw the movie).

        Other ‘jokes’ such as the one above… just don’t translate to print well. Not all that much to ‘get’. Might have been cute or funny in person, depending on her demeanor. In print… just not very funny.

      • Mel says:

        Yeah, I think half the people get put off by her interviews and the other half think she is genius. I don’t get her sense of humor but well, I guess I am part of the former.

      • GoodCapon says:

        Which film was that, Belle? I thought her ‘I beat Meryl’ comment was very off-handed. I checked Google and it seemed to have turned into a mini-scandal.

      • Me says:

        @Belle – I didn’t get it at the time either, despite having watched the movie, but I LOL’ed because I knew she wasn’t serious.
        And for anyone to think so was, when this was her first GG win was just so… UGH.

        I don’t think she’s a genius and I think she’s definitely getting herself into trouble at times with her candor, but I adore her and I enjoy watching interviews with her and I’m so glad Hollywood has people like her.

      • Me says:

        @GoodCapon – First Wives Club.

  12. Migdalia says:

    All the feelings that her and Nicholas Hoult broke up! It seems so sudden like during the holidays. Le sigh….

    • Marty says:

      I wonder about it too because there was a picture of them on New Years Eve looking very happy and together. I wonder if maybe cheating was involved? I hope not but he seems to have moved on pretty easily.

      • Migdalia says:

        I don’t know…from the way they both are and with how she always talked about him they don’t seem like the cheating type but hey you never think that about the best of them.

        I’m hoping its just a break since they don’t live in the same country (to my knowledge), they haven’t really spent time together since her summer visit in Africa, she has awards season and Catching Fire to continue filming, and he has Warm Bodies and Jack to do press tours for.

        If you’re talking about the NYE pic from NYC that was from 2011.

  13. Jordan says:

    LOL….It’s not meant to be a fashion shoot. Lawrence is supposed to be a Non conformist trapped in a Barbie Doll body/world who is ready to break free. It’s W….ie: artsy, etc. oh, and I completely understand/relate to the numbers, superstition…I’m the same way. Love Lawrence, love her interviews.

    • Polk8dot says:

      If the concept of the photoshoot needs to be explained in detail, then obviously it is a failed one.
      The picture should be the story in itself. I don’t want to have to read a narrative to understand the photographer’s intentions.

  14. wonderwoman21 says:

    I’m an artist too, I would love to sleep in. But it turns out money doesn’t grow on trees and bills don’t pay themselves, so I had to get a job. I wish I had time for art again and I wish I got paid millions for my art. Oh to be an entitled actress! Why wasn’t I born as Lena Dunham? Then I wouldn’t have to work or go to school and I could be an ARTISTY ARTIST!

    Rant over, *sips coffee*

  15. Me says:

    You know who else talked about having that 11:11 superstition thing lately? B-Coop.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Oh reeeeaaaally.

    • A says:

      Did anyone see that awards show, I think it was the NBR, that was broadcast on the CW a couple of days before the Golden Globes? I usually don’t assume things, but she and BCoop were really cozy and she seemed somewhat infatuated with him in her speech…it kind of crossed the line between typical gushiness and sounded more like she was crushing on him. They definitely shut down the rumors quickly, but I can see why they got started. I’m wondering if we will find out in a month or so, after the Oscars, if they are dating.

      • Me says:

        It was the at the Crtics Choice Awards where she wore that drop dead gorgeous black dress.
        I think it was when I started rooting for them because I was sorta dying from all the cuteness. The way he took her hand – twice – when they won Best Ensamble and of course her speech which was so adorable. That line about him breaking her heart and putting it back together – that’s exactly how I felt when watching the movie.

        Also, as it turns out, they were “suspected” to be in a relationship back in September, and they weren’t as cool and collected back then with their reply!

      • Me says:

        One more thing, as for your last line – that’s so weird because you would think that if 2 co-stars who are nominated for an Oscar were dating, that they will show it beforehand, but I don’t doubt that IF it’s happening we’ll find out afterwards because these 2 are extremely private.

  16. Ms Kay says:

    I actually like the very last pic, minus the feathers.

    On a general note, this has got to be one of the most annoying Oscar campaigns ever…

  17. Just Me says:

    Not a fan of the first several pics, but that last photo is pretty freakin amazing.

  18. Reece says:

    The terrible wig and fake tan make the bird shoot SO much better.
    The last pic is gorgeous!

  19. mystified says:

    She’s so beautiful. I hope she never has plastic surgery.

  20. Kiki says:

    Ugh, this girl seems so pretentious. I know people adore her but she rubs me the wrong way.I feel like she tries so hard to be “down” and “real” by saying all the right things people want to hear.

  21. Talie says:

    Well, it seems like she was really happy with Nic…I’m guessing he did something for it to end so abruptly.

  22. PinkG says:

    At first I thought that was Aubrey O’Day. UGH!

  23. paranormalgirl says:

    I have a thing with the numbers 5 and 9 in sequence with each other. I even refused a cellphone number because there was a 5 and 9 sequence in it. And I’m a psychiatrist.

  24. Debbie says:

    Just can’t stand her! This girl has bought her press and the ego is out of control.

    • Sara says:

      Um, pretty sure you’re confusing ego with candid.

      She’s extremely down to earth. You can hate her as much as you want, but saying she’s got a big ego? Quite the opposite.

      • debbie says:

        no i am positive that I meant ego. She isn’t showing candor she is showing that she is buying her own positive press and its going to her head.

        I think maybe you’re confused. Happy she doesn’t annoy you though.

  25. Ashling says:

    The wig looks like something died on her head.

  26. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    This is why it drives me nuts that the Hollywood Machine markets actors as models, pop stars, politicians, health experts, parenting gurus … So just because you’re pretty doesn’t mean you’re photogenic, etc.

    Jennifer and Cumberbatch — two REALLY good arguments for actors sticking to video cameras and scripts.

  27. j.eyre says:

    For the whole “Tiffany is crazy” thing – here is my take (which, accompanied by $2.50 will buy you a cup of coffee)

    I agree that her issues are situational and when I was reading the book I kept wondering what was so wrong with her (being a former slut myself, I wrote this off as quirky.) I began to see her as the kind of girl your friends warn you “is crazy.” They are not actually insane in a clinical sense, but their behavior is such that most hold them at arm’s length. So often is the term “crazy” bandied about that she begins to believe it herself. No one seeks to help Tiffany in the story, they just write her off so when she steps out to help herself, it is really powerful. Her being juxtaposed to Pat, who is clinically diagnosed and walking a tightrope between his diagnosis and staying grounded is a really well drawn example of how most of society views neurosis et al.
    I am sorry for the essay on this. I felt Matthew Quick did a very good job with the reactions of others to the levels of issues all the characters’ had but that it is often overlooked when discussing the story.

  28. Christina says:

    Jennifer is not unattractive (though I simply can’t see the ‘beauty’ some people speak of) but she has one of the least interesting faces in Hollywood. It’s hard to ‘do’ anything with her, as her features just don’t lend themselves to…. well, anything much.

  29. Relli says:

    LOL, I thought I was the only one terrified of looking in mirrors at night.

  30. mimi says:

    What is the real color of her eyes?

  31. Bonnie says:

    I just saw SLP. I thought it was a good movie and she did a good job but I wasn’t blown away by her performance. I think her acting is overrated. I hope she doesn’t get the Oscar. She seems like a likeable person but I don’t think she’s that great of an actress like how everyone is saying.

  32. Annie says:

    She’s very pretty and has a real wholesome look about her. Not sure what time you sleep has to do with being and artiste though!

  33. Chelsea's handler says:

    The super power I’d like to have is the ability to know everybody’s most shameful seceret. Boy you could have some fun with that. I also went through a stage of not getting up before 11. I thought it was because I was a teenage stoner but now I know better.

  34. Moi says:

    Hmmm only had a chance to read a couple of comments, but I like her. I have a definite bullshit meter, and when I read interviews, I go by my gut as to whether they (the celeb in question) is full of it. And I’m proud to admit that I can read someone by their body language, facial expressions, etc., and determine within an hour if I will like them or not. She’s young and seems to be trying to hold onto reality and common sense with all of the extreme attention she is receiving. That would mess with the head of even the most grounded person.

    I turn on the light if I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I swear, your subconscious/half asleep self immediately starts to remind you of the scariest movie scenes at that moment for some reason.

  35. Genevieve says:

    I think she looks great in that photo. She looks like a femme fatale in a Hitchcock movie.
    The bird one don’t like. I don’t appreciate a bunch of dead birds used as props. Not cool

  36. Anastasia says:

    Every time I read JLaw, I thought it meant Jude Law. I was so confused.

  37. Sue says:

    Love her, shes fantastic!!
    I am an artist & can’t get out of bed before 11 either! Now it’s 11:58, I gotta motivate …
    Btw: same numbers all in a row: angels nearby!

  38. Sue says:

    She’s channeling life sized Barbie in the mag

  39. lucy2 says:

    All of those photos are terrible. She’s pretty, why can’t anyone do a good photoshoot for her?

    I didn’t think Tiffany was crazy either – just damaged, depressed, and mourning, and maybe a little different to begin with, but not crazy.

  40. Tommy says:

    I actually think that JLaw looks pretty gorgeous in that Valley of the Dolls shot.

  41. Irishae says:

    Some people have no barometer for anything other than the most obvious of sarcasm. She’s being facetious, that is her personality. Why do people need to take a continuing education course before they understand even a little joke?

    I think she cute and probably really fun to hang out with. Maybe not the brightest bulb, but I bet she’d make me laugh :) .

  42. Overmind says:

    Heh, I am an artist too and I am a kind of artist who has to be at work by 9 or 10, then burn the midnight oil to churn out comp sketches and storyboards.

    I used to be a night person, being an artist. Now I wake up at 5~6 everyday and am preparing for a school teaching 3DCG.

  43. Jill says:

    Ca-caw! Ca-Caw!