Jennifer Lawrence On Wearing Spanx

Jennifer Lawrence On Wearing Spanx

Jennifer Lawrence is now the firmly ensconced as the ‘good girl’ amongst Hollywood’s young all-star actresses.  Kristen Stewart’s momentary indiscretion with Rupert Sanders hasn’t done anything to harm the light in which Jennifer is seen, and she knows it.  Jennifer covers W Magazine October 2012 and you really need to see some of the pics – they are strange!

Jennifer appears on the cover dressed as a black swan, I think.  She looks rather sickly and at least 10 years older than she does in The Hunger Games.  This is no doubt due to overly generous dose of makeup and dressing up she was treated to before the photo shoot.  Jennifer blesses us with some comments below – a predictable combination of ‘Oh Gee’ and ‘Poor Me.’

You play a rather crazy widow in Silver Linings. Technically, you are too young to play that character. Did you have to audition?
I did. But I didn’t mind. People always worry that I’m wrong for the part: I’m usually too young—or, in the case of Katniss, they thought I was too old. I was blonde, and Katniss is brunette. So many problems. There were a lot of things that we just brushed under the rug.

The climax in Silver Linings is a big dance scene with Bradley Cooper, who plays your would-be boyfriend. Could you dance before this movie?
I’m such a bad dancer [laughs]. I don’t have many talents: I’m not a good cook, I can’t clean, and I can’t sew. The only thing I can do well is shoot bow and arrow—which I learned to do for The Hunger Games and will probably never come in handy—and act. Imagine me 100 years ago: I would have been pointless.

You could have acted! Although there weren’t movies like X-Men back then. Did you have to get naked and blue for the X-Men audition?
Not for the audition, but there was a moment where I thought I was going to have to paint my face and Skype with the director, and I said no. The first test where they painted me blue took around eight hours of makeup. I would stand, lean, or sit on a bicycle seat naked while they painted me. I have no modesty left after X-Men— I had blue in places I didn’t even know existed. Afterward, I had to go around naked, with scales over my private parts, surrounded by men. That cures you of all inhibition.

Did you end up hating blue?
Not really, but I did leave the color everywhere. The hotel in London wouldn’t give me my security deposit back because I turned their tub blue. I also did that to a lot of toilet seats on set. We called it “getting Mystiqued.”

After filming X-Men, you went straight into Oscar madness. Did you have fun at the Academy Awards?
It’s an honor and an overwhelming compliment, but it’s also a kind of bizarre thing. All of a sudden you’re at these parties and everybody’s famous, and you feel like a loser. By the time of the actual Oscars, I was so sick of fittings and trains and corsets and people asking “What are you going to wear?” I had to go on a diet, because at all the parties there’s champagne and hors d’oeuvres. I ate so much! I think I wore two Spanx on the night of the awards.

Jennifer had to diet because of all the champagne and hors d’oeuvres she was forced to consume at the Oscar parties she attended last winter.  Oh, the poor thing!  She thinks that she needed to wear two pairs of Spanx at the Academy Awards ceremony because of her gluttony during the preceding couple of days.  I think Lawrence is well on her way to being the next Gwyneth Paltrow – a lovely combo of trite and insufferable.

Image Credit: W Magazine



  • Namnoot

    Wow. Obviously not a fan writing this story. One of the reasons why Jennifer Lawrence is so popular, bordering on beloved by her fans, is because she breaks the rules. What, you’d want her to give the usual rote answers? She isn’t wired that way. And last I looked, Champagne plus little nibbles does not add up to gluttony (now if she’d said she’d eaten three turkeys and a bucketful of KFC, then that would be gluttony). The only thing I agree with you on is she looks terrible on that magazine cover because they broke the rule and made her look like someone other than herself. Even when she’s in full Mystique gear, she still looks like Jennifer Lawrence. So, yes, I dislike the photos and have no interest in seeing the others. But I’ve seen plenty of awful photoshoots with Emma Watson and other actresses too. They come and go and the next one is usually fine. Back on point – too bad to see Lawrence is rubbing this guy the wrong way, but more people enjoy her interviews than don’t.