August 12th, 2013
05:35 PM ET
Keeping her girl-next-door reputation solidly intact, Jennifer Lawrence's profile in the September issue of Vogue magazine sets the scene with this suggestion from the actress to the writer: "Should we just get drunk?"
We never learn if they actually accomplished that, but they did get a head start. While hanging out at a New York restaurant, writer Jonathan Van Meter enjoyed vodka as Lawrence, who turns 23 on August 15, had a beer.
A lot was shared over the course of what Van Meter calls a "seven-hour bender." Here's the best of it:
She has the "taste buds of a five-year-old": Don't try to feed Lawrence arugula, goat cheese or eggplant - she won't be into it.
Her TV obsession: "Homeland."
She's afraid of 13-year-olds: “I don’t have nightmares about clowns or burglars or murderers. I have nightmares about thirteen-year-olds. They terrify me.”
Her doubts about a lasting relationship with her "X-Men: Days of Future Past" co-star Nicholas Hoult, who's also her ex-boyfriend, have roots in sponges: “I wake up earlier in the morning when I have new sponges. That counter doesn’t even see it coming. ... (Hoult) would never wring them out. We were in the kitchen once, and I picked up the sponge, and it was soapy and wet, and I was like, ‘See? These are the kinds of things that make me think we are never going to work.'”
She's struggling with her immense fame: “I teeter on seeming ungrateful when I talk about this but I’m kind of going through a meltdown about it lately. ... If I were just your average 23-year-old girl and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do. It makes no sense ... I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal."
But at the same time, she's always known she was destined for it: “I’ve never said this before, because there is no way to say it without it being completely misunderstood, but ever since I was really little, I always had a very normal idea of what I wanted: I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, 'Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker?' It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: Of course.”
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