It is one of the most popular French writers. She is the new queen of the cinema, who won an Oscar at age 22 for her role in Happiness Therapy and soon in the rest of the saga phenomenon Hunger Games -. Kindling Exclusively for Madame Figaro , Marc Levy, who publishes a stronger feeling Fear (1) , met the sublime face of Dior.
Appointment had been given at the end of the afternoon with Jennifer Lawrence in a photography studio along the Hudson River. She finished a long day’s work for Dior campaign. I assumed late, she arrived right on time, I guessed exhausted, it was fresh and cheerful. I had in mind to spare him the questions a hundred times since in some movies she was propelled into the elite club of the hottest Hollywood stars and the even more restricted than to have won an Oscar. She sank into a sofa and reassured me on the spot, saying she believed she had the chance we ask him questions and we are in-terested in his career. Jennifer Lawrence is a young normal really normal girl, a girl that could cross on the banks of a baseball stadium, drinking a Coke and following the swearing match. She loves life and bite your teeth, it comes from Kentucky, and claims she loves her family, her siblings, who she said duty, she’s outspoken, she is more than talented, but remains humble and do not play with the pretense. It embodies his roles, which reflects the diversity of his talent, with an ease that baffles and captivates you. Interview with a girl from Kentucky who as a child was believed devoid of intelligence and who one day came to New York and found her way.
Marc Levy. – In one of your first films, Winter’s Bone, your character goes from adolescence to adulthood in a sequence. Have you had the same experience with this film?
Jennifer Lawrence. – No, thank you God. I was 18 when I shot this film and I did not have the feeling to pass a course. Instead, I feel even becoming adult. But I learned a lot about this shoot on film and also about myself. I’ve never taken a course to become an actress and person I have explained how to proceed. I’m doing my own learning, to find out what I can and can not accomplish.
Your runaway success you were not forced to grow faster?
Non. I want my life is as normal as possible. One of the dangers in the film industry is that things are too fast, aging and depriving have lived. I do not want to burn the stages of my life. I want to keep it simple, you see, I do not have an assistant. One that helps me is my best friend. At the end of a day of shooting, I can go home and hang out with her, do what we do in 22 years … and not share time with someone who works for me. (Laughter.)
This film gave great freedom to the character that you embody. Are you looking for this freedom?
When I read a script, I hope to be surprised by the character and find a good story that émeuve me one way or another. The roles that I have played a lot in common, the characters are strong, have to fight, to excel, to do something much bigger than themselves, something that transforms. It may not be a coincidence, but this is not what I’m looking at all costs. I keep an open mind.
What were you like as a child?
My nickname was “Nitro” as nitroglycerin. I was hyperactive, curious about everything. When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I entered the school, the light went out. We never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety. But I had friends. I especially think I do not feel smart because I was not good enough student … I think some people are stupid, but eventually get out and I was one of those. (Laughter.) I went to see a shrink, nothing worked. One day, I begged my parents to take me to a casting, we went to New York and that’s where I started acting. Just on stage, my mother saw the change that was taking place in me. She saw my anxieties disappear. She found her daughter, the one who had this light and joy before school. I finally found a way, open the door to a universe that I understood, that was good for me and made me happy, because I felt capable, whereas before I felt worthless. This is why mom fought for me to be an actress.
What role has your family played and played in your success?
My parents have sacrificed for me. They took two mortgages on their homes to settle in New York with me and allow me to try to break into a field that made me happy. They wanted me to grow up in Kentucky, I lead a normal life, what all parents want for their children. But they saw me so happy that they have sacrificed everything for my happiness. My brothers led them there. Yes, my family, I would be nothing.
What is the trait you most like in you and that you would never lose?
Oh … It’s hard to answer this question without seeming self-centered … I’d say it’s the ability to laugh at myself same. I do not think I could survive the star system and all that goes with it, like trying to get into a couture dress for a red carpet, so I did not have a little self-deprecating. Interpreting Katniss in Hunger Games , you have become the icon of a generation. Are you aware of the influence of a role in your audience? Absolutely. I never imagined or planned to become a model for anyone, it hit me when I accepted this film. I would be hypocritical to deny that girls take me as an example, and say that I don ‘ have no responsibility to them. Because clearly, I have. I know the influence of celebrities on young people. I remember in college the tabloids said that Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were anorexic and suddenly all the girls in my school have started to make dieting. I was a teenager, and I want to send a positive message. It’s hard because my career to be dictated by my desires, but … from the moment I became Katniss, I take that into consideration.
Your desire to make films was he born watching movies and dreaming to occupy the place of those actresses?
Now that I make films, you can laugh with my brothers and parents of the time, small I played to the actress. When I was 8 years old, my aunt told a story and I wanted to – it sounds crazy – I soak it. I watched his body language, intonations and I started to imitate. Everyone started laughing, because I parodiais to perfection. After I started to do the same with my brothers and my mother. At the time, I was watching the broadcast of the trial on television, not by interest in the drama, but because I liked to see what was played in the courtroom. I did not realize it, but I was already studying. I do not know what fascinated me so far in people where I play their roles. (Laughter.)
What do you think of your meteoric rise in Hollywood?
I’m just doing my job, I do not feel responsible for much. I worked with very good directors. I love what I do. Everything is so simple and obvious when I’m on a shoot I did not even think about it. The only thing that amazes me is the reaction of people. How they are nice and complimentary to me. I do not have words to express how much it affects me.
How did you feel when you wake up the day after the Oscars?
Before the ceremony, so you anticipate the event, as you can imagine the time and that you may feel that whatever happens, the reality n ‘ never live up to your expectations. I took the statuette in my hands, saying: “Come on, feel something! “(Laughter) Then I sat it on the coffee table and I flew.
In interpreting Katniss in Hunger Games, you become the icon of a generation. Are you aware of the influence of a role in your audience?
Absolutely. I never imagined or planned to become a model for anyone, it hit me when I accepted this film.I would be hypocritical to deny that girls take me as an example, and say that I don ‘ have no responsibility to them. Because clearly, I have. I know the influence of celebrities on young people. I remember in college the tabloids said that Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were anorexic and suddenly all the girls in my school have started to make dieting. I was a teenager, and I want to send a positive message. It’s hard because my career to be dictated by my desires, but … from the moment I became Katniss, I take that into consideration.
retie you with this character in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire . Has she changed?
It’s funny how Katniss and I follow a somewhat similar way. I was 19 and 20 years old when I read the first two volumes of The Hunger Games. I had been nominated for Oscars for Silver Linings Playbook , I had to go to parties or appearing on red carpets, wearing couture dresses, and I did not feel myself. I feel like an alien, that’s what Katniss lives in the first volume of The Hunger Games and then in the second, she moved a bit in this new life. She realizes that she must learn to communicate with this new environment, to wear certain clothes, to makeup … It’s a bit how I felt too. (Laughter.)
You became face of Dior. What gave you the desire to represent the French luxury house?
At first I kept telling everyone, “I’m an actress, not a model, I will not do it. “And then I came to Paris, I attended the first show of Raf Simons and I was so blown away by his work and his talent that I thought I’d be stupid not to be part of history with this designer.
What is your definition of elegance?
Self-confidence and slender fingers, I have stubby fingers. Look, my hands are like potatoes. But it’s good, I assume. (Laughter)
Last question, but I think you know the answer – you’re a happy woman?
Yes. God thank you.
Source: Madame Le Figaro