As the band plays on, we are getting more and more glimpses into the most talked about time for fashion and sartorial magazines. This is known as the September issue. The style Bibles are rolling out first with SJP’s Bazaar cover, now Jennifer Lawrence’s Vogue September 2013 issue.
The Oscar-winning actress shines in the five page spread shot by photographer Mario Testino.
The photos are very unlike your usual Vogue September issue. I think many of us have come to expect a certain level of over the top settings and couture when it comes to this particular page turner. Grandiose. Unexpected. Daring. The usual synonyms for the glossy. But for this shoot, that’s not what you get at all.
Instead, you are offered a genuine view of Lawrence’s personality. She’s beautiful, no question about it, but she’s also very funny and secure in herself. The shoot allows Jennifer to shine without all of the bells and whistles.
A few excerpts from Jennifer’s interview with Jonathan Van Meter:
On taking every career opportunity presented to her:
More than any other young actress in recent memory, Lawrence also seems to have an almost compulsive need to take full advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. “I couldn’t say no,” she says. “And then when I was on set, I was like, ‘This is so much more important than a vacation. It’s so much better for my brain to be creatively stimulated in this way.’ It reminded me: This is what I love.”
Parallels between her life and her The Hunger Games character Katniss:
One of the oddities of Jennifer Lawrence’s life right now is that the character that she is most closely associated with— Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games—is on a trajectory that is, in many ways, similar to Lawrence’s own. “When Winter’s Bone was getting nominated,” says Lawrence, “I had only done indies, and suddenly I was introduced to this brand-new world where I didn’t feel like myself. I was in these weird gowns and listening to people talk about things I didn’t understand. And I remember reading that in the book and being like, Oh, my God, I know exactly what this feels like. I don’t know what it’s like to get ready for your death, but I do know what it’s like to be almost a puppet. And then when I was making the second film, I had become more acquainted with that world, and I think that’s something that Katniss experiences. She is different when she comes back. She does feel more comfortable in the Capitol; she understands the people more, and it’s not as eerie and scary and unfamiliar. She kind of knows how to work the system.”
Read more of the interview here:
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