Thursday, September 13, 2012
W Magazine/Tim Walker
Jennifer Lawrence covers the October issue of W Magazine, and the Oscar nominated actress strikes a pose in some feathery and fashionable ensembles for her photo shoot. While we typically see Jen in workout clothes or maxi dresses, she looks just as stunning in this fantastical avian-themed spread, and she also wows us with her mature and humble answers during the mag’s Q&A.
Jen has played all sorts of roles over the years, but as far as going a dramatically different look, playing Mystique in X-Men has probably been the most dramatic change for the 22-year-old starlet. “The first test where they painted me blue took around eight hours of makeup,” Jen explained. “I would stand, lean, or sit on a bicycle seat naked while they painted me. I have no modesty left after X-Men— I had blue in places I didn’t even know existed. Afterward, I had to go around naked, with scales over my private parts, surrounded by men. That cures you of all inhibition … [I left] the color everywhere. The hotel in London wouldn’t give me my security deposit back because I turned their tub blue. I also did that to a lot of toilet seats on set. We called it ‘getting Mystiqued.’”
When asked about her first experience at the Oscars, J. Law tells the mag, “It’s an honor and an overwhelming compliment, but it’s also a kind of bizarre thing. All of a sudden you’re at these parties and everybody’s famous, and you feel like a loser. By the time of the actual Oscars, I was so sick of fittings and trains and corsets and people asking ‘What are you going to wear?’ I had to go on a diet, because at all the parties there’s champagne and hors d’oeuvres. I ate so much! I think I wore two Spanx on the night of the awards.”
As far as her role in the mega-successful franchise, The Hunger Games, Jen reveals that her mom talked about the film Games on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, which was “something I had told her a million times not to do. She’s like Dina Lohan! But she has good taste.”
When asked how her feelings about the movie business and Los Angeles have changed, Jen replied, “Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don’t understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It’s not like that anywhere else in the world. I don’t want to stay in L.A. and start thinking that’s reality—because it’s very far from normal. But I still love movies. I’m just going to love being in them from Kentucky, or Prague, or somewhere else.”