Jennifer Lawrence W Magazine October 2012

Jennifer Lawrence Was Afraid "Katniss Would Overwhelm" Other Work

Jennifer Lawrence graced the cover of W magazine.

Jennifer Lawrence posed for a dramatic spread in W's October issue, out on newsstands Sept. 25. She was dressed in ostrich feathers for the cover of the "Generation" issue, in which she talks about her Hunger Games role and experience with award season. Jennifer just got started filming the second installment of the franchise, Catching Fire, but she's currently promoting her other big-screen project, The Silver Linings Playbook. She stars in the movie, which hits theaters in November, alongside Bradley Cooper. Here's more from Jennifer Lawrence in W:

  • On getting older: "I started out fearless, and now I'm terrified. You do become more aware of your mortality as you get older. When you're little, you jump on any wild horse. Then you get a little bit older and realize how fragile life is, and you're more careful. I've been through a lot. I mean, I've been nude and painted blue! [Laughs] Truthfully, a lot has happened in a short time."
  • On the Hunger Games: "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. 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."
  • On going to award shows: "It's an honor and an overwhelming compliment, but it's also a kind of bizarre thing. All of a sudden you're at these parties and everybody's famous, and you feel like a loser. By the time of the actual Oscars, I was so sick of fittings and trains and corsets and people asking 'What are you going to wear?' I had to go on a diet, because at all the parties there's champagne and hors d'oeuvres. I ate so much! I think I wore two Spanx on the night of the awards."
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