As we already knew Jennifer was on “The Late Show With David Letterman” yesterday surprising her fans with her brand new hair color! Pics of her arriving and leaving the show’s studios are already in the gallery. Stay tunned for video coverage and captures!
After a masterful breakout in ‘Winter’s Bone’ and an inescapable legacy as a body-painted superhero in ‘X-Men First Class,’ the uniquely self-possessed Jennifer Lawrence has Hollywood clamoring
Who is she? That’s the question that ricocheted around last year’s Sundance Film Festival after Jennifer Lawrence showed up in Winter’s Bone, chillingly raw as a rural teen determined to find her meth-slinging dad and save her family home. Lawrence’s performance, earning her a best-actress Oscar nomination, was both unsentimental and exquisite, nearly convincing us she’d grown up skinning squirrels in the Missouri Ozarks. In fact, since she went without a trace of makeup (except some bloody bruises) and peered out from under a low wool cap, it almost went unnoticed that 20-year-old Lawrence is stunning, with a cherubic, translucent face suggesting a tweeny softness that belies an old-dame brawn and wicked wit rare among Hollywood ingenues.
Fans of The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins’ terrifically urgent dystopian trilogy about children forced to fight to the death — have always been protective of 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen. So when Lionsgate and director Gary Ross announced that they had cast 20-year-old Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) in the lead role, the community was thrown into an inevitable tailspin. Was she too old, too blonde, too pale, too pretty to do the gritty warrior girl justice? In this week’s cover story, EW was granted an exclusive interview with a newly brunette Lawrence, and spent hours watching her train on a Los Angeles archery range and track, just days before she was due on the North Carolina set.
In a free-wheeling interview, Lawrence describes her first encounter with Ross last winter, during the height of Oscar season. “He was asking me what the experience was like,” she recalls, “and I just kind of opened up and said, ‘I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.’ And we both started laughing because that’s exactly what it’s like for Katniss in the Capitol. She was a girl who’s all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like, ‘Oh, no, I don’t belong here.’”
When Lawrence was offered the role, she describes her response as a mixture of elation — and desperate anxiety. “I knew that as soon as I said yes, my life would change,” she says. “And I walked around an entire day thinking ‘It’s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven’t said yes yet, it’s not too late.’”
And yet, who can turn their back on Katniss? “I love this story,” she says, “and if I had said no, I would regret it every day.” After officially signing on, Suzanne Collins herself called to offer a starstruck Lawrence her most hearty congratulations. “I feel like when you said yes,” the author told her, “the world got lifted off my shoulders.”
As I promised I got Cosmopolitan (Greece) scans uploaded in the gallery! Not as long feature as I expected but this shoot is absolutely stunning! Hope to get more outtakes of this in the future. Enjoy and don’t forget to link back at jen-lawrence.com if you repost them:
Q: Sean How does Mystique differ from the one in the other films? Jennifer: This is when she’s younger, so we see her grow from an insecure, curious girl into the strong powerful woman we know so well.
Q: Jill Other than the make-up, what was the most difficult part of filming X-Men First Class? Jennifer: There was a constant concern of making sure I didn’t do anything to disappoint the huge fan base.
Q: Dena What is the most fun about playing Mystique?| Jennifer: Once the makeup was on, I was a walking piece of art. The paint really is fascinating and beautiful.
Jennifer Lawrence rocketed to fame with her Oscar-nominated role in Winter’s Bone, which she followed up with an equally excellent performance in the recently released The Beaver. This summer sees her try her hand at a big-budget blockbuster, playing Raven Darkholme in X-Men: First Class. The shape-shifting mutant who becomes better known as the villainous Mystique, Lawrence plays her as the good girl before she turns bad, and IGN caught up with her on-set late last year to discuss the evolution of her character.
IGN: Is starring in a superhero movie an antidote to the seriousness of Winter’s Bone? Jennifer Lawrence: I actually was thinking of it that way. Not this movie specifically, but kind of thinking about doing something a little lighter. I wouldn’t call it an antidote, but I was definitely looking forward to it.
IGN: So tell us about your character. Lawrence: Raven, or Mystique, is a shape-shifter and when she is in her natural, blue, scaly, red-haired form she also has super-human agility. She’s young, and she’s a normal teenager dealing with insecurities, but her insecurities aren’t that normal. She’s insecure about being a mutant, but she slowly grows to accept it and evolves into herself and starts to love it.
There’s a new clip of a scene where “Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Raven Darkholme (Jennifer Lawrence) demonstrate their abilities to the CIA.”. I added captures of it in the gallery and also capped Mystique Trailer: