Jennifer Lawrence is back in a big way, and finally opening up about her romance with director Darren Aronofsky.
Lawrence graces not one, but four special edition covers for the upcoming 125th Anniversary September Issue of Vogue. The covers were created by three different photographers and one painter.
In the interview inside the magazine, Lawrence talks about her upcoming film “mother!” and her relationship with Aronofsky, the film’s director.
Lawrence, 26, began seeing Aronofsky, 48, after they finished shooting the film. “We had energy,” Lawrence says. “I had energy for him. I don’t know how he felt about me.”
“When I saw the movie, I was reminded all over again how brilliant he is,” she says of Aronofsky shortly after seeing the finished film for the first time. “For the past year, I’ve been dealing with him as just a human.”
The “Hunger Games” star describes Aronofsky, who has a son from his relationship with actress Rachel Weisz, as an “amazing father.” She also appreciates his directness, saying, “I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I’m never confused with him.”
The couple do seem quite different from one another, and not just in terms of age. “I normally don’t like Harvard people, because they can’t go two minutes without mentioning that they went to Harvard,” Lawrence says. “He’s not like that.”
Though Lawrence’s obsession with reality TV does present some roadblocks. “He just finds it so vastly disappointing,” she jokes.
Lawrence is not a shy person, but she does keep her guard up, especially after her private and intimate photos were hacked and spread online in 2014. “It’s scary when you feel the whole world judges you,” she says. “I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it. Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying. When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?’ Even when it’s nothing. I’m always waiting to get blindsided again.”
That said, when it comes to her fans, she’s mostly very open, though she is sometimes selective. “I’m happy to meet people, give autographs, shake hands, and say ‘Thank you,’” Lawrence says. “I wouldn’t have a job if people weren’t going to see my movies. It’s just … if I’m on an airplane and I have no makeup on, I don’t want to take a selfie that’s going to end up on E!”
The Oscar-winning star has also recently dipped her toe into politics, joining the board of an organization called Represent.Us, which focuses on passing anti-corruption laws. “If you’re a Republican, if you’re liberal, it doesn’t matter,” Lawrence explains. The important thing is “getting money and corruption out of politics” and “freeing our democracy.”
“There needs to be a bridge,” Lawrence says. “We can’t continue this divide and anger. There are issues affecting us as human beings, not as liberals and not as Republicans. We have to protect the foundation of this country, and acceptance. If you’re preaching acceptance, accept immigrants, accept Muslims, accept everybody.”
Her political activism has also extended to fighting for equal pay for women. “My thing with talking about pay equality is not—I use myself as an example, but that’s not what I’m talking about, obviously,” Lawrence says. “I’m not talking about actresses getting paid millions less than their male co-stars.” Her intent, she says, is to shine a light on the pay disparities in all fields.
Of course, her movie career is still the most important thing, and one of Lawrence’s upcoming projects is a comedy in which she’ll be co-starring with Amy Schumer. “We’re meeting with directors,” Lawrence says, describing the plot as “dysfunctional twins. But it’s sad. Then funny.”