Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? The most self-aware actress in young Hollywood sat down with Marie Claire (Australia) magazine for a one-on-one interview about her career and how fame has altered her personal life.
Jennifer also covers the magazine—add it to the ever-growing list for the 23-year-old Oscar winner—in a black-and-white dress with floral appliqués that’ll have you wanting to sew some doilies on whatever dress you’re planning to wear to your company's holiday party because hi, stunning look.
Because a Jennifer Lawrence interview is nothing (NOTHING) without excerpting your favorite sound bites, here you go:
On marriage: "Growing up, my bedroom was right above my parents' bedroom and I used to hear them laughing before they went to sleep. If you were around my parents, you want to be married; you want to have what they have."
On dressing the part: “I like the way I look, so if something has to get let out for me to wear it, it has to get let out.”
On her $27 million paycheck from Hunger Games: “My dad helps me manage it and I still go over my credit card [limit] every month. It hasn’t changed the way I spend, but it’s nice to know that I can plan a future and be able to put my imaginary children through college.”
On how fame has changed her life: “I want to go out to a restaurant and just eat and be left alone. Thank you for loving my movies; I appreciate it so much, but the greatest thing you could do is let me eat and just go home. But I have to accept that I’m not going to make it through the meal without getting bothered and be OK with that.”
On rooming with her best friend: “I’m doing what a 23-year-old should be doing, which is going home and hanging out with my friend, who, when I tell her to unload the dishes, will tell me to go screw myself. I like to keep living in reality.”