One of Jennifer Lawrence’s trademarks as a public figure is being unapologetically herself. Girl is awkward, unfiltered, a little strange, and — at least as far as celebrities go, and whatever this term might mean in the context of Hollywood — real. She falls regularly on red carpets. She accidentally kisses her co-stars on the lips on separate red carpets. She posts Facebook videos to prove to the world that she washes her hands after she uses the bathroom. She eats actual food at events!
Yesterday, Lawrence’s latest Vogue cover story hit the Internet, and it’s chock full of the type of unfiltered moments we’ve come to love her for. Over the course of several thousand words, Lawrence swills warm rosé in her bedroom with writer Jonathan Van Meter (“Sorry the wine isn’t cold. I always forget you’re supposed to chill rosé—I’m new money”), complains about her love life (“I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me. I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings”), laments the sex she isn’t having (“She holds up her glass in a toast: ‘Cheers to my hymen growing back!’), fully admits she once screamed in David O. Russell’s face on the set of Joy (“I was f*cking mean on set. I wasn’t mean to anybody but David. I would never be mean to somebody who couldn’t be mean back. But when you really love somebody, you fight with them”), and rants about Kim Davis (“Don’t even say her name in this house… all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”)
One of the highlights of the Vogue piece, though, is an original short Lawrence filmed with director Cass Bird. The video’s description clarifies that it features Lawrence “parodying” photo-shoot B-roll and the celebrity interview, but you can hardly tell, because — naturally — Lawrence commits to the strangeness of the entire thing, doing impressions of Kate Moss and Britney Spears, lamenting that she “might die” at her Vogue photo shoot, and telling the surrounding crew she’d “do my own lighting.”
At the end of the video, Lawrence rides off into the desert on a beautiful black horse, looking uncharacteristically calm, centered, and graceful. But as she explains in the interview, she was actually in the midst of yet another classically Lawrence moment. “… there was this sunset in the desert and these big desert rocks and I just kept going and going and going, and by the time I turned around, I couldn’t see people and I was worried I wouldn’t find my way back,” she tells Van Meter. “I can’t see anybody! And I gave him one kick, and horses are amazing: He was like, ‘Food!’ And he galloped all the way home.”