Jennifer Lawrence has had a pretty incredible twelve months. Let’s take a few minutes to recap quickly. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Weirdos started sleeping on her lawn. She finished near the top of a ton of those most beautiful women lists. She filmed American Hustle which could potentially net her another Oscar nomination, and she’s just days away from releasing Hunger Games: Catching Fire. That collective madness would be enough to overwhelm most people, but to Lawrence, it’s all positively normal compared to the world’s response to her recent haircut.
That’s right. During an interview, the actress talked about her wild rise to fame, and she cited the strangest part as the Internet’s crazy, over-the-top reaction to her chopping off her once flowing locks. Here’s the exact quote, as per USA Today…
“Can you ever imagine? If anyone wants to know the weirdest thing, it’s getting your hair cut and seeing it on the news. Terrorists probably knew about my haircut. I can blow-dry my hair in two minutes. It’s awesome.”
It’s actually amusing how much truth there is to that statement. Hollywood is like a culture breathing dragon, and as an it girl, what she does is quickly beamed to the rest of the world. Terrorists might be a bit of a stretch, but I’m sure in the middle of bum fuck South America, there were people arguing about whether or not she looks better with short hair. That’s a weird idea to think about from the outside looking in. God only knows how bizarre it must be from the inside out.
In a way, the above quote is a good snapshot analysis for why the world has fallen so hard for this girl. Her thoughts, especially on fame, always seem so incredibly sensible. In truth, many of us would probably be raging monsters if we were suddenly rich and blessed with over-the-moon popularity, but deep down, we would like to believe that we’d continue to laugh at ourselves, make funny little comments about the absurdity of it all and most especially, give interviews like this.
In case you’re the only breathing human being in the Americas who hasn’t gotten a chance to check out J-Law’s shortened hair, I’ve gone ahead and embedded a huge image below, courtesy of her Facebook page. The jury is still out as to whether or not she will elect to keep it that close to her head over the long haul, but regardless of what she decides to do, the more important thing for her is that she keeps that beautiful smile and charming personality.
Hello everyone! The latest stop was Los Angeles for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Sorry about the delay on posting these, internet has been slow as hell. Huge thanks to Claudia for the pics!
There’s a new TV Spot for American Hustle, including new footage!
The next stop at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Press Tour is Paris, here are pictures:
I’ve added scans from the Entertainment Weekly and US Weekly, thanks Claudia:
The first clip of Jennifer in American Hustle is here, the movie opens December 18th:
Official Synopsis for American Hustle:[su_quote]A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.[/su_quote]
One week and approximately a billion media questions about her haircut later, Jennifer Lawrence is still on the Catching Fire promotion circuit. The reigning best-actress-Oscar winner has circled the globe as part of her contractual obligations to the Hunger Games sequel, out tomorrow, and while visibly fatigued, Lawrence is still somehow eking out new endearing anecdotes, just at a slightly reduced pace.
The revelations made during this week’s press rounds:
The one person Lawrence would totally freak out over meeting is Bill Murray.
She will go to the mat for any secondary after-school activity that is not officially considered a sport.
When one of her fellow cast members, off track from a question, mentioned that synchronized swimming is not a sport, Lawrence jumped in defensively. “I was a cheerleader, and I don’t like it when people said that wasn’t a sport,” Lawrence said. “I can understand what you are insinuating with the synchronized-swimming thing, and let me tell you, they are athletes!”
If a complete stranger asks to be her best friend, she will not immediately say no.
One junket reporter dared to ask both the actress and Hutcherson point-blank whether they would be her best friends. While Hutcherson laughed off the question, Lawrence barely hesitated in responding, “What’s your favorite channel on TV?” Unfortunately, the Clevver News interviewer and potential B.F.F. failed the pop quiz by answering “the Travel Channel.”
After Lawrence laughed derisively, immediately dismissing the potential relationship, the journalist managed to regain footing by offering both actors candy bracelets that she had in an unmarked envelope. “We can be best friends now,” Lawrence conceded, taking the bribe. After gnawing through the entire bracelet during their brief interview, Lawrence promised her new B.F.F. that she would hold onto the saliva-covered string as a token of their fleeting best-friendship.
When asked what kind of product she would like to see her face on, as part of Hunger Games franchising, Jennifer Lawrence has a very practical answer.
After Hutcherson beat her to “toilet paper,” Lawrence said, “paper towels, because those are one of those things you’re are always so grateful to see, like wash rags . . . ’cause you are always out of paper towels. No one thinks to buy them.”
If you are a paparazzi, never ever bring a date on your J.Law-tracking mission.
After telling a horrific story about a Prius-driving paparazzo who brought along his girlfriend to hound Lawrence all day in her neighborhood, and how they flicked off the actress, she revealed that she has a revenge plan the next time she sees him: “I am going to bring him a cup of coffee with some antifreeze in it.”
Accuse Jennifer Lawrence of being whatever you want—just not a bad kisser.
“You’ve never complained about slobber in any other kissing scene!” Lawrence yelled at Josh at the insinuation that she slobbered on her co-star in any scene aside from the one she admitted accidentally slobbered on him. “I am not a wet kisser. That is gross. I would never be a swamp kisser, ever. Ever!’
Jennifer Lawrence once almost flipped out on Josh Hutcherson’s mother for not fulfilling her pizza delivery duties.
The most exciting moment, for Lawrence at least, occurred during an AOL conversation yesterday with her co-stars Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, and Sam Claflin. As she powered through repetitive fan inquiries, something caused the actress to recall a pizza-related incident that occurred in Lawrence’s downtime with Hutcherson on location in Hawaii. Readers, the two Catching Fire leads related this story with more vigor, enthusiasm, and eventually post-traumatic anger than they had summoned in all junket interviews combined. It was as if they were recounting a tale of finding buried treasure after years of searching, only to realize that the treasure was some desert mirage.
As is my duty as VF.com’s primary J.Law archivist, I’ve transcribed the anecdote in full below.
Jennifer, randomly: Remember when your mom didn’t order that pizza that one time, and I was so mad?
Josh: [You were so angry that] you had to walk away. . . . So we were at a house that we had over in Hawaii. We were all going out on this little adventure in kayaks from my house across the ocean to these other small islands. . .
Jennifer: It was 45 minutes there, and 45 minutes back.
Josh: My mom said for us to call her when we . . .
Jennifer: . . . got to the island . . .
Josh: . . . because she is going to order pizza that takes 45 minutes [to make and deliver].
Jennifer: So by the time we get back . . . the pizza is there.
Josh: So we paddle all the way back and literally the only thing that is keeping us going is . . .
Jennifer: . . . we’re all chanting, “Pizza, pizza!”
Josh: . . . and then we get [home], and the pizza has not even been ordered.
Jennifer: I’m like, [in angry giant voice] “Where is the pizza?!’’
Josh: She said, “Oh, want me to order it?”
Jennifer: I was like [mimes walking away], “Yoga breathing, yoga breathing.”
Pictures from the Rome Premiere, Photocall and Press Conference at the 8th Rome Film Festival, promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, thanks Claudia:
Pictures from the Madrid Premiere:
It’s time for Madrid Promotion, here are pictures from the photocall earlier today:
When we first met Mystique in Bryan Singer’s X-Men film from 2000, the character portrayed by Rebecca Romijn, she was very much a full-fledged villain. A close confidant of Sir Ian McKellen’s Magneto, she used her incredible morphing ability and crazy martial arts skills to help the Brotherhood of Mutants end the reign of the human race on Earth and help Homo superior take over. This, however, was not the case when the character was played by Jennifer Lawrence in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. Almost like a sister to James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier, Mystique fought for the good guys until the very end of the film when she changed teams. Still, the character has a long journey ahead of her, and a big part of that journey will be played out in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Currently out and about promoting the soon-to-be-released The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lawrence recently sat down for a chat with IGN, and during the interview she spilled a few previously unknown details about the next X-Men movie. Asked about where we find Mystique in the new film, which is set 10 years after First Class, the Oscar-winning actress said,[su_quote]“We find Raven, she’s split off from Eric and Charles and she’s kind of her own agent. She has one mission of trying to assassinate somebody and it will be her first kill basically, and because we’ve seen her in the future and what she becomes and this is kind of a turning point for her.”[/su_quote]
The word “assassinate” likely starts ringing all kinds of alarm bells for the comic book fans out there. In the original story, created by writer/artist team Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin back in 1980, the reason one of the X-Men has to travel back in time from the future is to stop – you guessed it – an assassination from occurring. In the film it will be Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine who has his consciousness sent back in time, but this is the first time that we’ve heard about his potential target.
Given the amount of clout that Lawrence brings to the table, we can likely expect that X-Men: Days of Future Past will have plenty of action for fans of the young actress, and you can tell that from the trailer alone given how much screen time she gets.
Singer first time directing an X-Men movie since X2, Days of Future Past stars all of the actors mentioned above as well as Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Adam Canto, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Fan Bing Bing. 20th Century Fox will have the movie in theaters on May 23, 2014.
Now it’s time for the Berlin Premiere pictures for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire world premiere was today in London, here are pictures:
Hey everyone! I’ve added pictures from the press conference, thanks Claudia