Jennifer Lawrence: I Always Knew I'd Be Famous
She talks fame, sponges in 'Vogue' cover interview
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2013 10:24 AM CDT
This magazine cover image shot by Mario Testino and released by Vogue shows actress Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of the September 2013 issue.   (AP Photo/Vogue)

(Newser) – Jennifer Lawrence never really thought about acting as a kid, but she still had a premonition about her future. "I’ve never said this before,” she says in a new Vogue cover interview, “because there is no way to say it without it being completely misunderstood, but ever since I was really little, I always had a very normal idea of what I wanted: I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker? It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: Of course."

That doesn't mean she's completely come to terms with it. During her day with Jonathan Van Meter in New York (which the writer describes as a "seven-hour bender"), she spent a lot of time talking about how uncomfortable she still is with being constantly, obsessively observed. "I’m just really starting to feel like a monkey in a zoo," she says as a woman at the next table over blatantly photographs her. People often tell her to make peace with it, but "I am just not OK with it," she says. Of course, the interview is also peppered with Lawrence's signature amusing comments ("Should we just get drunk?" she suggests to Van Meter. Later, to her best friend, freshly arrived from lunch with an ex: "PS, perfect outfit. And your butt looks great in that skirt.") and stories (ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult didn't wring out his sponges, "and I was like, 'See? These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work.'"). Click for the whole thing.

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sueshaver
Aug 18, 2013 3:43 PM CDT
I just really like her! Have not seen (or read) The Hunger Games series but loved her in Silver Linings Playbook and Winter's Bone. Have enjoyed seeing her on a couple of talk shows...she is so unfiltered and real! Very refreshing and seems to have a good head on her shoulders for a twenty three year that has enjoyed this success and been in the business since she was fourteen. Very impressed with her!
Sphinx
Aug 14, 2013 4:53 AM CDT
Doesn't everybody kind of think that? I've been planning what songs I'd sing on American Idol since I was a kid, but I also know I have a terrible singing voice. My Oscar speech, however, is definitely going to come in handy one day.
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Aug 12, 2013 10:21 PM CDT
Man, if you could distill spite and jealousy down to its base form, it would sound like some of the people on this wall...