Jennifer Lawrence is featured in the February 2016 issue of Glamour magazine.

Do you follow Jennifer Lawrence’s career? We’ve only ever seen her in American Hustle. We thought she was pretty good in the role she played. She seemed like a talented enough actress. But we haven’t seen her in anything else so we only have American Hustle to go by. But to hear her talk about her love of acting and how she ‘just knew’ acting was her calling, we’ll have to assume that her performance in American Hustle was an accurate reflection of her talent. That plus the fact that she’s become as huge as she has become. She’s an attractive girl; but she’s clearly not one of those women who have gotten where they are entirely because of how they look.

Inside the February 2016 issue of Glamour magazine, Jennifer is quoted responding to the question of whether or not she feels misunderstood by the media. She says she feels more like too much attention gets paid to her.

“I’m not trying to be a GIF. I’m not trying to be a picked-up-on-Twitter quote. All I’m trying to do is act.”

We’re not sure what to make of Jennifer Lawrence. When she first came on the scene we read some quotes attributed to her that gave us the impression that she was determined to avoid getting caught up in all the celebrity aspects of fame and fortune. But it seems like she’s gotten over all that in some regards. She’s still resistant to things like social media, saying that people don’t need more of her even if they might think they do–that they’d just start hating her after a while on account of the over sharing of her personal life. But it seems like she’s settled into an acceptance of other aspects of celebrity, like the money and the lifestyle and the heightened sense of worth. She seems to be okay now with the fact that she’s not in fact just like the rest of us. She has more than we will ever have and enjoys a life that we can only dream about.

Here are some quotes from the article that accompanies her Glamour feature.

Jennifer lawrence cover shot glamour magazine february 2016
Jennifer Lawrence Glamour magazine February 2016 cover photo

In answer to the question about how she’s liking life at the top, Jennifer is quoted as saying:

It’s really lovely. Very nice…. It took a few years to adjust. I didn’t really realize how angry and distorted I felt. For, like, probably a solid three years. It had nothing to do with Hunger Games…. It had to do with the thing that came with Hunger Games. I still felt entitled to a certain life that I just wasn’t allowed to have [anymore]. I felt like I had the right to say, “I don’t want to be photographed right now, I don’t want people outside my house right now, I don’t want my nephews in People.” I felt so much anger of “Why can’t I just do my job?” And then you just get used to it—and it just is.

In answer to the question of whether or not her family encouraged her to chase her dreams when she first decided what she wanted to do with her life.

No. It was the opposite. I grew up in Kentucky, so nobody was like, “You’re gonna be a movie star.” [Laughs.] There just wasn’t a possibility. And then, when I told my parents when I was 14 that I wanted to move to New York and become an actress, they were like, “Well, no. Obviously.” And I just wouldn’t shut up about it. I had already saved up babysitting money. So I was like, “I’m going.

Addressing the interviewer’s comment that there was buzz on the internet when she was seen out having dinner with Emma Stone and Adele

I love Emma. She cracks me up; she’s so ‘theater.’ She’s so adorable. And Adele and I met, like, a year or so ago. Adele and I are a bit harsher; Emma’s never had a bad thought about anybody in her life. It’s so weird; I don’t like new people. But these two women—and Amy—they’re really lovely. And they’re so normal. I feel like I’m hanging out with my friends—my friends that don’t give a f–k about what I do.… Amy’s always wanted to live on Martha’s Vineyard, and we saw this house, and we’re like, ‘This is where we’re gonna Grey Gardens, and we’re gonna grow old and crazy together.’ That’s our life plan.

In answering the question of how she would describe her current sense of style

Slutty power lesbian. That is literally what I say to a stylist. I don’t know if that’s offensive You don’t see me as a slutty power lesbian on the red carpet a lot, because I’m embodying the Dior woman, which is an honor. But I’ve got tits and an ass. And there are things that are made for skinny people—like a lot of embroidery, or it covers a lot—and those make me look fat. I have to show the lumps. If you have boobs, you have to show, like, “These are boobs. This isn’t cellulite.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

On the subject of men and dating

I don’t, like, date a lot. I don’t meet a lot of guys who I want to go on a date with. I’ll find a guy attractive maybe once a year. But I’m not a lonely person. Me not dating someone is not a lack of anything in any way. I feel completely fulfilled. Yes, when I spark with someone, it’s exciting, but I definitely don’t need that.…

 

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