Jennifer Lawrence is a vision in red on the cover of Vanity Fair's holiday issue, but she wouldn't call herself that. In fact, she thinks there's someone else who could be described in that way.
Lawrence has about five movies lined up in addition to her holiday film, Passengers, which co-stars Chris Pratt. While discussing her upcoming roles, she mentions the directors with whom she's been able to work, including Steven Spielberg and now-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky. Having wanted to work with Aronofsky since seeing The Black Swan, J.Law said she accepted the role in Mother, his horror-invasion movie, without even having seen a script.
"He is a visionary," Lawrence says.
With so many projects lined up, J.Law admits she's relieved, not overwhelmed. "I don't like waking up with nothing to do or going to sleep without accomplishing anything," she tells the magazine. "That really depresses me."
On her days off, however, Lawrence can be seen hanging out with some of her A-list friends such as Emma Stone. Even though they've most likely been up for the same roles at one point or another, Lawrence says that doesn't get in the way of their close friendship.
"I love my job," she explains. "I don't know what I would be without acting. So if there is someone who loves the same thing, it should bring us closer. But it depends on how that person is, and Emma is so normal and lovely. If I wasn't her biggest fan, I would've Tonya Harding'd her in the kneecaps.
The La La Land actress also gushes about her BFF. "We both really do love each other and care about each other as people, beyond being actors," Stone tells VF in an email. "I support her completely when it comes to work and I feel the same from her, but I know we'd be friends even if we didn't do the same job."
Stone does admit, however, that there was a time before she met Lawrence that she felt intimidated by her. "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 recalls.
"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 the idea up front."
Despite Stone's and Pratt's praises ("She's a boss," Pratt says. "It's pretty awesome."), Lawrence still thinks she can improve—especially on her dream: directing. But she isn't too keen on talking about that goal.
"I would prefer to just do it," she says.