Jennifer Lawrence will be the cover girl for the October 2012 issue of W Magazine. In the interview, she talks about her various achievements and movie projects so far in her career.
When you were at the Oscars, did you already know you were about to star in Hunger Games?
My mom talked about Hunger Games on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, which was something I had told her a million times not to do. She’s like Dina Lohan!—but she has good taste.
As soon as you got the part of Katniss, you began training. I read somewhere that you are so good with a bow and arrow that you could compete in archery at the Olympics.
I do love archery. I could kill someone with a bow and arrow if they’d hold still! With Hunger Games, I got really nervous about signing on to that huge franchise. I was afraid that Katniss would overwhelm any other character I’d try to do. But I love Katniss, and she didn’t take over as much of my life as I thought she would.
Tiffany in Silver Linings is very different from Katniss. She’s challenging and initially off-putting. Do you have to like a character to play her?
No. I don’t have to like them— a lot of people don’t like themselves. It’s nice not to be likable for the audience. It’s freeing to not have to get an audience on your side.
What do you think of the dramatic look the magazine gave Jennifer? I first thought she was Rooney Mara! Head over to W Magazine to read the rest of the interview.