Jennifer Lawrence Covers Vogue Magazine’s September Issue
Jennifer Lawrence recently did a photoshoot with Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino, which will feature as the cover story for Vogue Magazine’s September issue.
The spread will be accompanied by a great interview by Jonathan Van Meter, in which they talk about Jennifer’s rise to fame, as well as dealing with her now grueling schedule and being recognized everywhere she goes. Lots of interesting little details are revealed about Jennifer, which I’m sure her fans will enjoy.
You can learn a lot about a person in seven hours. Little things, like the kinds of food they don’t like—arugula, eggplant, goat cheese (“I have the taste buds of a five-year-old”), which TV show they’re obsessed with (Homeland), the strange stuff they’re afraid of (“I don’t have nightmares about clowns or burglars or murderers. I have nightmares about thirteen-year-olds. They terrify me”).
Something that’s also great about this interview is that we can see some quotes from her co-stars (including Woody Harrelson!), producers and directors (including Francis Lawrence!) about how real and unguarded Jennifer is, in and out of the set. But of course, the interview wouldn’t be complete without talking a little bit about The Hunger Games franchise. Jennifer talks about how her second Oscar season made her relate a little bit more to her character, Katniss:
“When Winter’s Bone was getting nominated,” says Lawrence, “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.”
There’s also some other interesting tidbits; for example, there are comments from Trish Summerville about styling the Capitol and how her take on it is different from that of the first movie:
Summerville’s big coup was getting Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen to lend several archive and runway pieces, mostly worn by the mistress of ceremonies, Effie Trinket, gamely played by Elizabeth Banks, looking like Gaga’s crazy auntie. “In the first film,” says Summerville, “it looked like everyone shopped at the same store. I wanted to show variety. The elite, but from all walks of life. So I did fashion trends: Molded felt hats are all the rage! Plaids are in! That kind of thing.”
I really encourage everybody to give the interview a read, it’s really interesting! Below you can also see a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot, and of course some pictures from the spread. Jennifer looks absolutely gorgeous, doesn’t she?
Be sure to let us know what you think of both the photo shoot and the interview in a comment!