Jennifer Lawrence is never shy about telling it like it is and being up front of life’s mishaps and hilarious moments, as well as those parts of the acting industry that fuel her.
In a candid chat with Vanity Fair, Lawrence makes a point to address all the behind-the-scenes bits of the acting biz. The publication relays the star’s words on what it is that makes a day great for her.
“When I showed up to work scared, and then did it. I also love getting in bed exhausted.”
Additionally, Lawrence shares perfect advice to young girls.
“Always be nice. It’s never not cool to be the nice girl.”
Vanity Fair has gathered 13 of the most talented actresses from Hollywood to grace the cover of their Hollywood issue. Lawrence, obviously a perfect choice to sit alongside the other 12 ladies, was eager to chat openly about her experience as a woman and as a leading lady in Hollywood.
VF describes their selections for the issue’s cover, noting reasons the women were chosen above others.
“The 13 actresses assembled here have racked up 35 Oscar nominations and nine wins, not including the statues to be collected this month. Thirteen may seem like a lot, but it was a difficult task to narrow V.F.’s current Hollywood class from among the many extraordinary actresses working today.”
The fashion and style director for the publication, Jessica Diehl, admits being in awe with the choice of ladies she was able to style for the traditional cover.
“This year the group of women was astonishing. We wanted to find a way to make it not only an occasion but also timeless, for each of them to stand out individually. It might make you think of Sargent’s Madame X—the way we showed them in various silhouettes but united them by color. That was our way to bring them together visually—when obviously they are quite united in their talent.”
In a humorous aside, VF shares how Lawrencee, being ever-the-kind star on set, swept in to the studio for the shoot and interview, carrying with her a carton of Starbucks for crew members and the others involved. Along with the coffee came her four-legged pal Pippy, who reportedly got along quite well with Jane Fonda’s pup for the duration of the day. As People reports, Fonda is entirely fond of Lawrence, and the young star has her “mesmerized.”
As for the remaining ladies, the publication shares who readers can expect to see gracing the Hollywood issue’s cover in addition: Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Brie Larson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alicia Vikander, Charlotte Rampling, Lupita Nyong’o, Rachel Weisz, Viola Davis, and Diane Keaton.
VF draws attention to the unique group that the publication has selected for this year’s Hollywood issue as opposed to those which have come before it.
“Annie Leibovitz is back at the helm, and for the first time the portfolio inside the magazine encompasses the same subjects celebrated on the cover. Not since 2001 have we featured an all-female, multi-generational group. This year we have women ranging in age from 21 to 78—all of whom bonded immediately. In Hollywood, it is often rare to be on set with more than one female, and 2016’s Hollywood cover stars relished spending time in like-minded company.”
The fact that women ranging in age so greatly have all demonstrated their onscreen abilities this year and earned nominations from the Academy indicates that there is a wealth of female talent in Hollywood, and it is only right that talent, no matter what the age of the individual who possesses it, is praised properly.
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