The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence Talks Fame, Katniss and More In Her Glamour Interview
Jennifer Lawrence beat out scores of young actresses for the kick-ass lead role of Katniss Everdeen in this month’s The Hunger Games (and landed at number one on your hottest-celebs list). In her interview with Willa Paskin, she tells us whose team (Gale or Peeta) she’s really on, whose death in the movie hit her the hardest and why she can’t stand it when actors complain. Read on for a sneak peek!
The Kentucky-born Lawrence, who was nominated for an Academy Award last year for her gritty work in Winter’s Bone, knows that her life is about to change. Big-time. The Hunger Games is being heralded as the next Twilight, with all of the box office expectations that entails. But instead of vampires, this story has a fight-to-the-death reality show, political conspiracies and the brutal deaths of small children. In other words, Lawrence isn’t just playing the next Bella Swan; she’s also playing the next Jason Bourne.
In the weeks leading up to the release of the film, Lawrence, who laughs often and quickly—at herself as much as everything else—has intentionally been taking it easy, hanging out with her friends, surfing, going grocery shopping and mentally preparing for what’s to come. May the odds be ever in her favor.
GLAMOUR: So, are you ready?
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: I feel like I’m in the eye of the hurricane right now. I just recently started cleaning like I’m insane, and I’m starting to think it’s my anxiety over the movie. I think it’s a bit like, “I’m just cleaning the refrigerator handle. The movie’s not coming out. I’m going to clean it spotless, and then my life will not change.” It’s just scary. I feel like I got a ticket to go to another planet and I’m moving there and there’s no turning back, and I don’t know if I’m going to like that other planet or have friends there. It’s daunting.
GLAMOUR: But you thought about all of this before you took the job, right?
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: I gave myself three days. I knew from reading the books that I loved The Hunger Games. I just didn’t know if it was worth changing my life for. I’m at a peaceful place right now. The people who used to ignore me at parties, now they’re nice to me and kissing my ass. But nobody’s staked outside of my house. I wanted to make sure that when I said yes, I wouldn’t regret it. And I don’t regret it. I would have said no because I was scared, and then I would have been that bitter actress telling my grandkids, “I’m the one that turned it down.”
RENT THE RUNWAY AND REVOLVE OUTFIT POPSUGAR FOR A HUGE OSCARS WEEKEND — SEE THE DRESSES!
That's a wrap on the 2012 award season! We're still basking in the excitement from the huge Oscars weekend that closed out more than two months of red carpets, parties, and star-studded events. We blew out our award season coverage more than ever and we had some help to look the part from our friends at Rent the Runway and RevolveClothing.com over the weekend. Rent the Runway dressed our PopSugar and BuzzSugar editors for Oscars night in designers like Narciso Rodriguez, David Meister, and Halston Heritage. The morning after, we were up bright and early to share all the insider details from Hollywood's biggest nights and we were decked in cute tops thanks to Revolve. Check out what we wore!
ALL ANGLES: DIANE KRUGER CHANNELS FAIRY-TALE GLAMOUR AT THE VENICE FILM FEST
When Diane Kruger steps out on the red carpet, you can bet it's going to be good. The fashion pro never shies from the drama or statement pieces — and she can pull off practically anything. For today's The Ides of March premiere at the Venice Film Festival red carpet, the actress opted for full-on fairy-tale glamour in a soft tulle Elie Saab gown. The gorgeous embellishments, muted nude-pink hue, and flowing blond waves all hint at a modern princess vibe — and Diane carries it perfectly. Click through to see the breathtaking gown from all angles.
DIANE KRUGER DEBUTS A DRAMATIC GIAMBATTISTA VALLI GOWN AT THE BERLIN FILM FEST — SEE EVERY ANGLE
For the second time today, Diane Kruger caught our attention at the Berlin Film Festival, this time wowing in a dramatic Giambattista Valli gown at the premiere of Farewell, My Queen. Thanks to a bold combination of polka dots, a ladylike tie-neckline, and a wash of sequins over the bodice, the couture confection may just be another one to add to the growing list of looks only Diane can wear. Adding to the drama, Diane sported an edgy set of cuff earrings, dark polish, and a statement clutch by Judith Leiber. We're still digesting the look, but now we're turning it to you — click through to see every angle, then be sure to tell us what you think in comments.
TRENDSPOTTING: CELEBS CHARM IN FULL-SKIRTED DRESSES
Part retro, all glamour — full-skirted dresses are taking over the red carpet on some of our favorite celebrities. Style stars like Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron, and Jessica Alba are embracing the feminine fit and flare shape in every form. From the red-carpet-ready versions to the pared-down and pretty for everyday, the trend is one we're particularly fond of for Spring — trust us, nothing looks more classically ladylike than a full-skirted dress, bare legs, and sweet heels to tie it all together. The proof is in this batch of trendsetters, showing off the silhouette for every occasion. Click through to see how they're outfitting these charming frocks — then shop our editors' picks to channel the look for yourself.
BLAIR GLAMS UP THE GOSSIP GIRL SET IN PRINCESS-WORTHY OSCAR DE LA RENTA
The latest from the Upper East Side set is Blair's most glamorous since the royal Vera Wang wedding gown. We spotted Blair hitting the Gossip Girl set (and locking lips with Lonely Boy — gasp!) in a dreamy pink-princess confection from Oscar de la Renta's Resort 2012. Since half the fun of the Upper East Side drama is what everyone is wearing, we're delving into season five's best looks. Some, like Blair's latest may be more fantasy than shopping reality, but in every episode there's also a chance to get our hands on something Serena, Blair, or the rest of the show's stylish ensemble has worn. From Mulberry to Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, and Louis Vuitton — and thanks to Eric Daman's brilliant styling — every episode unfolds with a cast of enviable designer goodies. Now they might actually be yours — just click through for the amazing Gossip Girl style moments, and if you're tempted, shop away!
50 INSANELY CHIC STREET STYLE SNAPS STRAIGHT FROM NYFW
Even before you step foot inside Lincoln Center, you can see it plainly — FW is in full force outside the tents. The bi-annual style stampede that descends on NYC every Fashion Week is in full force as we head into day six. This season is already bringing out a range of creative ensembles from our favorite fashion insiders with the chicest plays on Winter style — forget the predictable; this crew delivers a slick mix of leather, fur, bold color, and killer accessories. As always, the inspiration is seemingly endless — click through to feast your eyes on 50 of our favorite snaps from NYFW so far.