Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Exactly What She Does on a Typical Day, and You'll Love Her For It
Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's May issue looking like a breath of fresh air. Done up in soft pinks and blues, the spread is downright gorgeous, and the accompanying interview is classic, candid J Law. From recalling the time she partied too hard with Emma Stone and Adele to her thoughtful views on feminism and body image in Hollywood, it's totally worth a read. See the fabulous photos here, and check out Jennifer's all-time best bikini moments!
- On her Lenny Letter essay about gender equality in Hollywood: "I had no idea it was going to blow up like that. And I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn't pay attention to the positive feedback. My parents get really upset. They do not like me speaking out about anything political because it's hard to see your kid take criticism. But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don't really care what those people think . . . I try not to be too sensitive to the 'poor rich girl' jokes. I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That's what I'm talking about."
- On what feminism means to her: "I don't know why that word is so scary to people; it shouldn't be, because it just means equality. If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don't have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman: We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We're empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes."
- On body positivity: "I would like us to make a new normal-body type. Everybody says, 'We love that there is somebody with a normal body!' And I'm like, 'I don't feel like I have a normal body.' I do Pilates every day. I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person. I think we've gotten so used to underweight that when you are a normal weight it's like, 'Oh, my God, she's curvy.' Which is crazy. The bare minimum, just for me, would be to up the ante. At least so I don't feel like the fattest one."
- On accepting the fact that she's a "people pleaser": "There's nothing wrong with being a pleaser if you're smart about it. As long as you are getting what's fair. You know, I want my employers to be happy. I want to please anyone I'm working for as long as they pay me the appropriate amount. I'll make them as happy as they want."
- On her (hilarious) partying habits: "I don't really stay out late. I'm kind of a bummer. I'm a nana. It's hard to get me out, and when I do go out I don't really stay out late. If I do stay out late and I'm partying hard, I will throw up. I don't have the tolerance to black out; I just start puking. Ask Emma Stone. It was the night we saw Adele in L.A. She just started rubbing my back. She was really sweet. I was like, 'Get out of here. It's so gross.'"
- On a typical day in the life of J Law: "Wake up. I take Pippi on a running hike. I'll probably do Pilates or something. Then I'll hang out with a friend to count down the hours of my wasteful life. Then I watch TV, and then I'll go to bed. There's my day."