Jennifer Lawrence covers Glamour's new April 2012 edition, decked out in a top by Elie Tahari, Lucky jeans, and a Jennifer Meyer bracelet. She tops the magazine's list of the hottest actresses of 2012, a ranking that also includes starlets like Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, and Adele. Jennifer has begun her mega press tour on behalf of The Hunger Games, which is out in the US on March 23. She opened up about how she knew from the beginning that the role of Katniss Everdeen would change her life, which has already been altered by the money and acclaim she's received thus far. Jennifer told Glamour:
- On taking on the role of Katniss: "I gave myself three days. I knew from reading the books that I loved The Hunger Games. I just didn't know if it was worth changing my life for. I’m at a peaceful place right now. The people who used to ignore me at parties, now they're nice to me and kissing my ass. But nobody's staked outside my house. I wanted to make sure that when I said yes, I wouldn't regret it. And I don't regret it. I would have said no because I was scared, and then I would have been that bitter actress telling my grandkids, 'I'm the one that turned it down.'"
- On adjusting to her new life: "Just recently I started letting myself eat things from the minibar. When we were kids, we would never open the minibar. A $6 Snickers bar? But the other day I was in a hotel and I was staring at a Snickers bar, and I finally just ate it. Then it was like something in me snapped. I opened all these drinks. I thought: I can do it now. Now I’m all grown-up. I can eat things from the minibar."
- On being a public person: "In some ways, it's a hard life, but it's a great professional life. I'm doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old. I can't stand it when actors complain."