In the recent interview with The Telegraph, Jennifer talks about humanity’s love of violence, meeting ‘weirdo’ celebrities and getting ‘sucked up’ to since her Oscar nomination. I posted some excerpts below, but if you want to read the full interview, visit Telegraphs.co.uk. I added to the photo gallery a picture of the cover which I had found on Tumblr. Take a look!
On the celebrities whom she now encounters at work and at awards ceremonies: I?ve met so many weirdos. So many famous people who?ve gone off the deep end. I was getting worried. Thinking, “Will I be the same?”
On Jodie Foster: Jodie gave me hope because she?s not only sweet and nice and great, she?s also the most normal and down-to-earth person. It?s like she has no idea that she?s famous. I remember looking at her and thinking, ?Thank God! It can happen!?
On being sent endless scripts for similarly androgynous, hard-up roles: Like it or not, the film industry is mainly run by men and men aren?t the best at seeing past appearances. If they see me with chapped lips, beat-up face and wool hat, they?re never going to cast me in a womanly, feminine role. Men are stupid when it comes to things like that.
On not being sociable in her childhood: ‘I spent a lot of time alone. My mum used to worry about me. She was prom queen, always socialising, and I never wanted to go to parties and that scared her.
On a framed photograph of the moment she found out about her Oscar nomination for Winter?s Bone hanging in her parents? home: My mum has her arms up in the air, my dad?s hugging me, my brother?s clapping ? everybody?s happy. Except me. I just look aghast. They?ve jokingly labelled it ‘The worst moment of Jennifer?s life?.