As the leading lady in Hollywood’s next series of teen blockbuster movies, Jennifer Lawrence is about to become one of the world’s hottest stars.
But although she’s an all-American girl, the 21-year-old has admitted she’s in love with all things British – and that includes her boyfriend, the About A Boy actor Nicholas Hoult.
The Kentucky-born actress says: ‘British men have these wonderful manners, and everything they say is funnier just because of the accent.
There’s this cute “I’m trying to be adorable because I know you’re mad at me” accent, and then the drunk accent where all the consonants have vanished.’
It must be the accent which helped her fall for 22-year-old Hoult – whom she met on the set of X Men: First Class – as she adds: ‘I don’t find myself attracted to actors, which is a weird thing to say when you’re dating one.’
Lawrence is still a relative unknown in the UK, despite her best actress Oscar nomination for her role in A Winter’s Bone.
But The Hunger Games – a trilogy set in a post-apocalyptic future in which youngsters fight to the death on TV – is set to change all that, with expectations it could even eclipse the global success of the Twilight series.
‘I love the relaxed way British girls dress. I think I dress like one,’ she said. ‘I like Topshop, Portobello Road and Selfridges – although I always get Selfridges and Waitrose mixed up, which has led to a few disappointing shopping trips.’
But the former H&M model might have trouble making incognito high street shopping trips if she becomes as famous as Twilight star Kristen Stewart.
‘I look at Kristen Stewart now and I think, “I’d never want to be that famous”,’ she says. ‘I can’t imagine how I’d feel if all of a sudden my life was pandemonium.
‘But I love my job. I can take months off, and I get a lot of money – way more money than any 21-year-old should have – so what is there really to complain about?’