As we’ve reported previously, Jennifer Lawrence is the cover story in the September issue of Vogue US. Following the scans from the issue, Vogue.com has released outtakes, a behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot done by Mario Testino and an article by Jonathan Van Meter.
Check out pictures in the gallery here, and the BTS video below:
The in-depth story on Jennifer talks about a lot of different details – from her personal life to all of her projects. We have chosen excerpts related to The Hunger Games franchise for you to read:
The folks who know her best (which is to say, other actors and directors, as she has lived from one film set to the next for most of her adult life) all point to this playful side of Lawrence—this “giant goofball,” as one person put it—as the most important thing about her. Her Hunger Games costar Woody Harrelson says she creates an atmosphere on set of constant game-playing. “She is one-of-a-kind, man. She is so herself. I love how she doesn’t censor herself. She says the most outrageous shit. Just incredible, the stuff she’ll say.”
The flip side is that more than one person I spoke with about Lawrence worried aloud that she’s working too hard. “Just for her sanity, I personally wish she would slow down a little bit,” says Francis Lawrence (no relation), who directed Catching Fire and in October will begin shooting the final two Hunger Games films in Atlanta, back-to-back. “I think that going from one set to the next to the next will eventually take a toll. I hope at some point she gets some time off.”
Francis Lawrence, who replaced the first Hunger Games director, Gary Ross, for reasons mostly to do with scheduling, is a director known for his stylish music videos for Lady Gaga, Pink, and Missy Elliott, as well as the Will Smith film I Am Legend. Because the second installment explores the outrageous visual extravaganza that is the Capitol in more depth, one of the biggest changes the director made was to bring in costume designer Trish Summerville, whom he had worked with on music videos and who designed the costumes for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. “I thought there were amazing opportunities for some great fashion moments in the film,” he says. Summerville’s big coup was getting Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen to lend several archive and runway pieces, mostly worn by the mistress of ceremonies, Effie Trinket, gamely played by Elizabeth Banks, looking like Gaga’s crazy auntie. “In the first film,” says Summerville, “it looked like everyone shopped at the same store. I wanted to show variety. The elite, but from all walks of life. So I did fashion trends: Molded felt hats are all the rage! Plaids are in! That kind of thing.”
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.”
Check out the full article here.