Jennifer Lawrence has become internationally famous over the course of a year. Before the Hunger Games released, industry people knew who she was due to Winter's Bone and her Oscar nomination, but the paparazzi and the general public were generally unaware. Now, Lawrence cannot go anywhere without being disturbed by paparazzi, and as W Magazine's October cover girl, has spoken in the interview to them about her life changes and why she doesn't want to live in Los Angeles anymore.
When asked how her feelings about the movie business and Los Angeles have changed, Lawrence replies “Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don’t understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It’s not like that anywhere else in the world. I don’t want to stay in L.A. and start thinking that’s reality—because it’s very far from normal. But I still love movies. I’m just going to love being in them from Kentucky, or Prague, or somewhere else.”
She also talks about one of her first films, ‘The Poker House’ and how she came to audition for it, as well as how she dealt with such a traumatic scene at such a young age. “I hid the Poker House script from my parents so that I could audition for it. By the time I got the part, it was too late: They had to let me do it. During the filming of the rape scene, my mom was there. I was okay with it. I was very ballsy at that age—the typical kind of stubbornness that comes with being a teenager. I started out fearless, and now I’m terrified.”
Lawrence is currently in Atlanta filming Catching Fire, the sequel to Hunger Games.