Jennifer Lawrence Covers Vanity Fair (February 2013)

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Jennifer Lawrence is looking gorgeous on the February 2013 issue of Vanity Fair! In the issue she talks about her take on acting and being a total fan girl when it came to seeing Meryl Streep! Below is a little peek at what she had to say!

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At 22, Lawrence is the rare celebrity who sounds more like a human being than a well-coached product. Lawrence, who did not go to high school and describes herself as “vastly uneducated” but reads Anna Karenina on her days off, talks to Windolf about subjects as varied and intimate as crying to her mother, having the money but not the maturity to buy a house, and getting “slaughtered” on the red carpet. This is not, Windolf reports, a girl who is afraid to put it all out there, or bite the hand that feeds her. “Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid,” Lawrence says. “Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’”Still, Lawrence is wowed by her acting idols. “Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly. I’m not scared ofthem—I’m scared of me and how I will react,” she tells Windolf. “Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!,’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep.” So, Windolf asks, did she meet Meryl Streep? “Of course not. I just creepily stared at her.”