Confession time: We so want to be best friends with Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, not only is she an Oscar-nominated actress who's starring in one of the most anticipated YA adaptations ever ("The Hunger Games"), but we can tell from her recent Teen Vogue interview that she's the kind of down-to-earth (yet hilarious) girl we'd love to hang with. And did we mention she's playing Katniss? Yes? Okay.
Jennifer hadn't yet landed the coveted role when she sat down with Teen Vogue. In fact, she had to leave the interview in a rush to make an audition, or what she called at the time, "this 'Hunger Games' thing." After all the casting dust settled, Jennifer sounded off about landing the role and how humbled she was by author Suzanne Collins and Gary Ross' support. "She's incredibly powerful, brave and tough—and yet she has a tenderness and complexity," Jennifer said of Katniss. "It was very humbling hearing that Suzanne and Gary feel that I embody those traits."
Though the wait for "The Hunger Games" movie is still devastatingly long (it's not even completely cast yet and we're already impatient for the final product), fans can get their Jennifer fix this summer with "X-Men: First Class," in which the 20-year-old plays sexy shape-shifting mutant Mystique (the role Rebecca Romijn originated). It's a departure for her—she's best known for her dramatic indie roles—but Jennifer said that's kind of why she took the part.
"It's easy to get pigeonholed, so I think it's important that when one thing gets really big—it's a wise decision to do the opposite," she told the mag.
But don't let Jennifer's badass, on-screen persona fool you—she's a total good girl at heart. She doesn't party much and even admitted to encouraging her parents to ground her once for attending a party with alcohol (don't be so hard on yourself, Jen!). While she insisted she does go out and have fun, she said she's also the first to leave the club if someone suggests turning the night out into a night in.
"Sometimes I get anxiety about not staying up late enough," she said. "I'm not the one in the corner, but if anyone was like, 'I want to go home and watch "The Big Lebowski,"' I'd be right there with my hand up."
Anytime you want to hang out, Jennifer, just let us know! We'll supply the DVD and you can dish about that "'Hunger Games' thing."
What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss? Does she seem like someone you could hang out with? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter.