Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence makes the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair. While you can check out some of the behind the scenes footage of her photo shoot in the video above, we can also report on some of the stuff she was asked for her cover story.
ONTD has been able to report that Vanity Fair asked Jennifer about working with new director for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Francis Lawrence, what it was like shooting the movie as opposed to making Winter’s Bone, as well as her similarities to Katniss:
On the difference between Hunger Games director Gary Ross and Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence: “They’re almost polar opposites,” Lawrence said of the two directors, being quick to add, “and both are completely perfect for these movies. Francis is kind of genius at building different worlds and transporting you into another world. The vibe on set is much quieter. Gary is very energetic. Francis is very laid-back and very calm.”
On the difference between filming Catching Fire and Winter’s Bone: “The vibe on [Winter’s Bone] set was exactly what makes me love indies. The only reason we were all out there in the freezing cold was because we loved the project. I love that feeling, that desperate, almost pathetic feeling of ‘Are we actually going to be able to pull this off?’”
On her similarities with Katniss: “I read the Hunger Games books when it was Oscar season, so for the first time I was in these dresses which didn’t look like me and didn’t feel like me. I felt like a walking rag doll. I remember sitting there in hair and makeup, listening to the things that they were talking about, and most of the things I didn’t even know. My dad called them the pit crew—they did hair and makeup and nails all at the same time. So I read that and I was like, ‘I know exactly how that feels.’ And then, in the second book, people’s relationships to you suddenly change. You’re aware of people staring at you. [...] I call my mom sobbing all the time. But it’s dealing with the repercussions of having no more anonymity. You lose privacy. And then, the third book, I teared up when I read it, because she finally realizes she can do good with it. Children are in the hospital. and just going and meeting them can lift their spirits and give them hope. As much as this is a curse, as stupid as it sounds, to make as much money as I am by doing something that I love, it’s hard not to regret it when you’re being chased by 15 strangers.”