You can always count on Jennifer Lawrence to tell it like it is.
The 26-year-old actress covers the Vanity Fair holiday issue, in which she gets candid about everything from her close friendship with Emma Stone, sometimes being scared of fans, and why she never wants to be a bridesmaid again. Lawrence says Stone made the first move in their friendship, texting her after getting her number through their mutual co-star, Woody Harrelson.
“I replied, F**k off!'” Lawrence hilariously recalls. “And we’ve been really good friends ever since.”
She reveals the two then texted every day for a year. “I feel like it was our version of The Notebook — 365 texts,” she jokes.
Lawrence calls the 28-year-old La La Land actress “so normal and lovely,” and clearly, the feeling is mutual. Stone admits to the magazine that although she was once intimidated by Lawrence — the two are similar in age, and presumably up for the same high-profile roles in Hollywood — they now genuinely “love each other.”
“She may not even know this, but there was definitely a time early on when I was like, ‘OH HEY MY EGO IS GOING NUTS SHE’S SO GREAT AND VIBRANT AND TALENTED I’M SCREWED I’LL NEVER WORK AGAIN GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD,'” Stone writes in an email. “Then I chilled the f**k out — and remembered we’re completely different and there is room for everyone, even if it’s an industry that doesn’t really seem to support that idea up front.”
Despite being obviously gorgeous and successful, Lawrence says other women actually aren’t threatened by her.
“I think women can sense if you are the kind of woman who is going to run off with their husband,” Lawrence says, referencing her friendship with her Passengers co-star Chris Pratt’s wife, Anna Faris. “I don’t think I give off that vibe. I give off the ‘Please like me!’ desperation.”
Lawrence is extremely guarded when it comes to her personal life, and doesn’t confirm reports that she’s dating 47-year-old Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. However, she calls Aronofsky — who she’s working with in a yet to be titled film, and was snapped kissing earlier this month — a “visionairy.” The Oscar-winning actress calls maintaining her privacy a “full-time job.”
“You might think you know me, but when you approach me you’re a total stranger to me and I’m scared,” she explains. “I get very protective of my space. It took me a long time to be able to do that. But if I’m eating dinner and somebody comes up and a flash goes off from someone’s iPhone camera, I am really rude to that person. Then other people at the restaurant will see and be like, ‘Oh, damn, I don’t want to do that.’ Privacy is a full-time job and I work very hard at it.”
She does note that all of her friends are “getting married and having babies,” though she has absolutely no desire to ever be a bridesmaid again. Lawrence has taken on bridesmaid duties four times so far.
“Weddings rock, but I will never be a bridesmaid again,” she says. “There needs to be a bridesmaids’ union. It’s horrendous. If anyone asks me again, I’m going to say, ‘No. That part of my life is over. I appreciate the ask.'”
“If I do ever get married, I don’t think I will have bridesmaids,” she adds. “How can I rank my friends?”
For now, Lawrence is a proud dog mom to her beloved Pippi.
“I am a psychotic dog mom in a way that I am genuinely embarrassed about,” she admits. “If I could put her inside me and give birth to her I would.”
“[Having kids] would be dangerous,” she hilariously continues. “My kids would be incredibly jealous because I would still be way more attentive to Pippi than I would to them.”
Watch the video below for more on Lawrence’s outing with Aronofsky earlier this month, when the two were snapped packing on the PDA.