Jennifer Lawrence has been on the press circuit for the past few weeks to promote her new film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. In a new interview with the Telegraph, she opens up about her role as a sex addict in ‘Playbook’, her relationship with British heartthrob Nicholas Hoult, and how she prepared for the inevitable fame that the ‘Hunger Games’ brought her.
When talking about her relationship with Nicholas Hoult [who she met on the set of X-Men: First Class and has been dating since 2010], she says, “You don’t want your relationship to be in the press,” says the American actress, “but at the same time, and this is only a theory, the more you try and keep it secret, the more the media tries to crack it open. Maybe there’s less pressure if you admit you are dating. Admitting that is just an experiment. I’m going to see how it goes.” She also adds that the couple’s life in Los Angeles has changed a lot, saying, “I had to move out of my condo, which is infested with paparazzi, and I am still paying off my Volkswagen, which they know about and follow.” She continues, “In New York it’s not too bad and in London it’s not terrible. London’s my favourite place to be. In fact, over here I’m like, 'What do I have to do to get papped?’”
She also talks about her rise to stardom from her leading role in ‘The Hunger Games’, saying, “You can prepare for it in certain ways. I know if I don’t want to get followed I have to take a different car and I’ve learnt not to leave pictures on the internet. But I do worry that I’m too in your face because of the movie. There are posters of me everywhere and when I see posters of other people everywhere I think they’re annoying, no matter what they’re like personally or professionally. So I worry that I might start p------ people off.”
Finally, she talks about ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’, saying, “Bradley [Cooper] gets released from a mental institution, after he was sentenced for almost killing a man who was having an affair with his wife, and then he meets me, a recovering sex addict, and the two of us form a very explosive love story. Well, not quite a love story, but almost.”