Shot by Mario Testino, the actress unsurprisingly looks gorgeous on the cover; best of all, she still looks totally like herself–not like one of the characters she’s played as tends to happen with Vogue. Refreshingly, Lawrence is also totally herself in the corresponding interview by Jonathan Van Meter. Maybe that’s because of all the alcohol she drank.
According to Van Meter, upon seeing that he’d ordered a vodka (at 1:00 p.m. on a Friday, no less–he blames memories of partying Odeon, the setting for their interview), Lawrence (or J.Law, as Van Meter calls her), asks “Should we just get drunk?” and orders a beer. That, according to Van Meter, launches the two “into a seven-hour bender.”
So what’s drunk J.Law like? Funny. Genuine. And full of anecdotes like this one:
She got the nickname J.Law in seventh grade, but it was only this spring that she met J.Lo while hanging out at a party one night with Jimmy Fallon. “We planned out this whole thing, where we were going to spin around and over to her and go, ‘Please dance with us!’ But at the last minute, Jimmy pooped out, and all of a sudden I spun around by myself and said, ‘Dance with . . . me?’ And she was like, ‘Thanks, I’m just gonna watch.’ ”
Or this one:
“My family went on a cruise, and I got a terrible haircut. FYI: Never get your hair cut on a cruise. And I had, like, this blonde curly ‘fro, and I walked into the gym the first day back in seventh grade and everyone was staring at me, and for some reason I thought, I know what I need to do! And I just started sprinting from one end of the gym to the other, and I thought it was hilarious. But nobody else at that age really did. It was genuinely weird.”
According to Van Meter, Lawrence “has the soul of a comedian.” At one point she launches into a bit about sponges: “I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn’t even see it coming.” And she’s constantly making jokes and poking fun at Van Meter. When he tells her it’s been a while since he’s profiled an actress she deadpans: “Oh, no. You’re rusty?”
Besides the excellent comedic timing, immense acting talent, and you know, all that fame (she’s accompanied by body guards and a driver), Lawrence’s “normal girl” image is definitely intact–if not enhanced–by the end of the interview. Nevermind that the interview is for Vogue‘s September issue.
At once point Van Meter joins Lawrence in her nearby hotel room, whereupon Lawrence’s best friend and assistant Justine walks in:
[Justine's] just come back from having lunch with an ex-boyfriend, and they parse the meaning of every exchange. Then Lawrence gives her friend the once-over and says, “P.S. Perfect outfit. And your butt looks great in that skirt.”
As if we didn’t already want Lawrence to be our best friend–that just put us over the edge.
Read the full interview here.