Franchises and awards aside, the 23-year-old actress craves a life away from the red carpet.
Behind the clever banter and disarming repartee, beyond the glamorous red-carpet Dior gowns, in a private dining room on the second floor of a downtown hotel, her loafer-clad feet kicked up behind her, sits the real Jennifer Lawrence.
And all this actress wants, right now, is a Corona. Or an Amstel Light. But the only brews available are of the artisanal variety, so Lawrence looks flummoxed. “I’m a Budweiser person. So I don’t really understand,” she says, as the waitress goes to great lengths to explain the intricate differences between the pale ales on offer.
Away from the awards-season hubbub, which again envelopes her for her role as a foxy yet foolish wife in American Hustle, Lawrence is a self-aware woman trying to have some version of a regular existence. “I’ve built my career. I need to build my human life. I need to get a house and connect to the people around me and not work for a little while,” she says. • Read full story »