Jennifer Lawrence covers W Magazine October 2012. In which the 22-year-old says she’s been chased out of Los Angeles by aggressive paparazzi. Moreover, she said, the town warped her sense of normalcy and reality.
On her lack of talents: ”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.”
On filming a rape scene at 15 years old: “I hid the Poker House script from my parents so that I could audition for it. By the time I got the part, it was too late: They had to let me do it. During the filming of the rape scene, my mom was there. I was okay with it. I was very ballsy at that age. The typical kind of stubbornness that comes with being a teenager. I started out fearless, and now I’m terrified.
On life in Hollywood: ”Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don’t understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It’s not like that anywhere else in the world. I don’t want to stay in L.A. and start thinking that’s reality, because it’s very far from normal. But I still love movies. I’m just going to love being in them from Kentucky, or Prague, or somewhere else.”
On going to 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.” - via W Magazine.