Jennifer Lawrence is on the upcoming cover of W magazine, promoting her upcoming movies ‘House at the End of the Street’ as well as ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. She talks about her career, her movies, and auditioning in the interview.
When asked about being too young for the part of the crazy widow in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Lawrence said she did have to audition, but “I didn’t mind. People always worry that I’m wrong for the part: I’m usually too young—or, in the case of Katniss, they thought I was too old. I was blonde, and Katniss is brunette. So many problems. There were a lot of things that we just brushed under the rug.”
She also says the dance scene at the end of the movie with Bradley Cooper wasn’t easy to prepare for, saying, “I’m such a bad dancer [laughs]. I don’t have many talents: I’m not a good cook, I can’t clean, and I can’t sew. The only thing I can do well is shoot bow and arrow—which I learned to do for The Hunger Games and will probably never come in handy—and act. Imagine me 100 years ago: I would have been pointless.”
She also talks about screen testing X-Men: First class cured her of her inhibition because she had to go around everywhere naked. “The first test where they painted me blue took around eight hours of makeup. I would stand, lean, or sit on a bicycle seat naked while they painted me. I have no modesty left after X-Men— I had blue in places I didn’t even know existed. Afterward, I had to go around naked, with scales over my private parts, surrounded by men. That cures you of all inhibition.”