Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence takes the cover story of American Vanity Fair Magazine‘s December 2021 edition lensed by fashion photographer Lachlan Bailey. In charge of styling was George Cortina. with set design from Shelley Burgon. Beauty is work of hair stylist Shay Ashual, makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi, and manicurist Ashlie Johnson.
I just think everybody had gotten sick of me. I’d gotten sick of me. It had just gotten to a point where I couldn’t do anything right. If I walked a red carpet, it was, ‘Why didn’t she run?’… I think that I was people-pleasing for the majority of my life. Working made me feel like nobody could be mad at me: ‘Okay, I said yes, we’re doing it. Nobody’s mad.’ And then I felt like I reached a point where people were not pleased just by my existence. So that kind of shook me out of thinking that work or your career can bring any kind of peace to your soul. – Jennifer Lawrence
She is a bold and unselfconscious actress—someone whose gift is alive on her skin and in her being. In that, she is different from Leo, for whom the struggle is part of the job, who relishes wrestling with it, and whose work is serious and analytic and intense. She spins it out of the air in the room. I am sort of in awe of both of them. – Meryl Streep
Lawrence stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Don’t Look Up comedy directed by Adam McKay set to premiere on Netflix on December 24th. Cast also include Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.
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