I love Jennifer Lawrence, mostly because of her First Wives Club jokes. But I’m a little thrown by her look in the new issue of W magazine. But then, I think the point is to be a little bit thrown by it. Here is the look, incidentally:
And here, for some reference, is a picture of Barbie:
I think this is an interesting contrast because Jennifer Lawrence strikes me as being the least Barbie-esque figure in Hollywood. She’s mostly known for playing characters who run through forests (The Hunger Games, Winter’s Bone, a sort of emotional forest in Silver Linings Playbook).
Although she’s not remotely cuckoo, Lawrence, 22, is stubbornly, wonderfully true to herself, and that self is not constrained by Hollywood’s usual rules of conformity. For instance, while she is a newly named face of Christian Dior, Lawrence loves to eat and is, as she bluntly puts it, “fat, by Hollywood’s standards.”