It’s been a long time coming, but Jennifer Lawrence finally graces the cover of American Vogue for their coveted September 2013 issue wearing Calvin Klein.
The ‘Hunger Games’ heroine and Academy-Award-winning actress was captured by Mario Testino wearing Fall 2013 pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Rochas, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton. Surprisingly, no Dior.
In the mag, which hits newsstands August 20, Jennifer opens up about fans, saying that while she’s grateful for her opportunities she had trouble adjusting to the attention. She also talks about choosing to do Hunger Games, the paparazzi, and fame.
You can read more over at Vogue.com, or check out the extracts below.
On choosing to do the Hunger Games films: “When Winter’s Bone was getting nominated, I had only done indies, and suddenly I was introduced to this brand-new world where I didn’t feel like myself. I was in these weird gowns and listening to people talk about things I didn’t understand. And I remember reading that in the book and being like, Oh, my God, I know exactly what this feels like. I don’t know what it’s like to get ready for your death, but I do know what it’s like to be almost a puppet. And then when I was making the second film, I had become more acquainted with that world, and I think that’s something that Katniss experiences. She is different when she comes back. She does feel more comfortable in the Capitol; she understands the people more, and it’s not as eerie and scary and unfamiliar. She kind of knows how to work the system.”
On the paparazzi: “If I were just your average 23-year-old girl and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense… I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”
On deciding to be an actress: “I know it sounds so stupid, but it was kind of like I finally found something people were telling me I was good at, which I had never heard, ever. And that was a big reason why my parents let me do this. One time, my mom was on the phone with my dad, saying, ‘We’re paying for therapy and all this medication, and we don’t need it when she’s here. She’s happy.’ ”
On fame: “It’s just that I’m still getting used to everything. It still makes me a little emotional, just to see how quickly everything kind of changes… that it changes so fast. So I’ve kind of been a big homebody lately. But I think eventually, one of these days, I guess when the next franchise starts and I’m not in it, and the new Jennifer Lawrence is born, then I’ll be able to go outside.”
Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue