The September issue is always a big one for Vogue, and they really went all out this September, putting previous September issue covergirl Jennifer Lawrence on not one, but four different covers. Okay, Hollywood, damn – I’ll go see Mother! Cripes, you don’t have to push so hard.
Vogue had Jennifer shot by three different photographers (Annie Leibovitz, Inez and Vinoodh, Bruce Weber), and painted by one artist (John Currin). The one by Annie Leibovitz (above) makes Jennifer Lawrence look like the maid of honor on a wedding reception boat cruise who can’t keep her Dramamine down. The one from Bruce Webber is very 90s Spiegel catalogue. Inez and Vinoodh give you Jennifer Lawrence as a Solid Gold Dancer who gets fired on her first day for showing up to work with deeply unglamorous hair.
Meanwhile, John Currin does the best work of them all by painting Jennifer Lawrence like an eccentric 19th Century British woman who doesn’t get invited to parties at Elinor and Marianne Dashwood’s house anymore after she was caught eating wallpaper.
For our September issue, we commissioned artist John Currin to create a portrait of #JenniferLawrence for one of her four covers. Tap the link in our bio to see all four, and pick up your copy on @amazon. Cover by John Currin. "Untitled," 2017. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm). © John Currin. Photography by Rob McKeever. Courtesy @gagosiangallery. #Vogue125
Jennifer Lawrence also had a lot to say to Vogue, which you can read here, or watch a video about the making of here. She didn’t really say a whole lot about her boyfriend Darren Aronofsky the last time she spoke to a magazine about their relationship, but that was before they had a movie to sell. This time, JLaw has quite a bit more to say.
“We had energy,” Lawrence says, then adds drily: “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. For the past year, I’ve been dealing with him as just a human.” She praises Aronofsky as an “amazing father” and for his directness of purpose. “I’ve been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I’m never confused with him.”
And Darren had something to say about how talented his girlfriend is. Try not to roll your eyes too hard.
“It’s such a raw, natural talent she has,” he continues, with a touch of wonderment. “I always kind of compare her to Michael Jordan.”
While on set, the Michael Jordan of acting was given her own special room to unwind in. Although honestly, this sounds far more traumatizing than anything that could have happened during filming.
Wanting to protect Lawrence’s well-being amid that darkness, some of the Mother! crew assembled a “Kardashian tent” for the actress off set – a refuge where she could get away from the work and decompress with her chatty friends from reality TV. “It was a tent that had pictures of the Kardashians and Keeping Up with the Kardashians playing on a loop—and gumballs. My happy place.”
Jennifer couldn’t really talk much more about Mother!, because it’s supposed to be all secretive and whatnot. But she did speak about her last big film, Passengers. Specifically the backlash it got for playing like a weird outer-space tale of intergalactic Stockholm syndrome.
“I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t spot it. I thought the script was beautiful – it was this tainted, complicated love story. It definitely wasn’t a failure. I’m not embarrassed by it by any means. There was just stuff that I wished I’d looked into deeper before jumping on.”
She’s also very aware of how little patience the public will have for Jennifer Lawrence and her shenanigans by the end of the press tour for Mother!
“The American public – the international public – will need a break from me…even the aliens are annoyed.”
I would say Jennifer shouldn’t speak for the aliens (you don’t know them!), but let’s face it: There’s a very good chance astronauts will one day intercept transmission from an unidentified space craft in some weird cosmic language, and after years and years of trying to decode it, it will confirm our suspicions. “Glorp, did you see that Jennifer Lawrence tripped on the red carpet again? I will admit, it caused me to roll my seventeen eyes.”