Jennifer as Katniss on the cover of EW!

Entertainment Weekly has posted first promotional photo of Jennifer as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games heroine! What do you think about Jennifer as Katniss? As far as I’m concerned, she’s perfect!

Magazine scans: Entertainment Weekly (x01)

Fans of The Hunger Games ? Suzanne Collins? terrifically urgent dystopian trilogy about children forced to fight to the death ? have always been protective of 16-year-old heroine Katniss Everdeen. So when Lionsgate and director Gary Ross announced that they had cast 20-year-old Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter?s Bone) in the lead role, the community was thrown into an inevitable tailspin. Was she too old, too blonde, too pale, too pretty to do the gritty warrior girl justice? In this week?s cover story, EW was granted an exclusive interview with a newly brunette Lawrence, and spent hours watching her train on a Los Angeles archery range and track, just days before she was due on the North Carolina set.

In a free-wheeling interview, Lawrence describes her first encounter with Ross last winter, during the height of Oscar season.

?He was asking me what the experience was like,? she recalls, ?and I just kind of opened up and said, ?I feel like a rag doll. I have hair and makeup people coming to my house every day and putting me in new, uncomfortable, weird dresses and expensive shoes, and I just shut down and raise my arms up for them to get the dress on, and pout my lips when they need to put the lipstick on.? And we both started laughing because that?s exactly what it?s like for Katniss in the Capitol. She was a girl who?s all of a sudden being introduced to fame. I know what that feels like to have all this flurry around you and feel like, ?Oh, no, I don?t belong here.??

When Lawrence was offered the role, she describes her response as a mixture of elation ? and desperate anxiety.

?I knew that as soon as I said yes, my life would change,? she says. ?And I walked around an entire day thinking ?It?s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven?t said yes yet, it?s not too late.??

And yet, who can turn their back on Katniss?

?I love this story,? she says, ?and if I had said no, I would regret it every day.?

After officially signing on, Suzanne Collins herself called to offer a starstruck Lawrence her most hearty congratulations. ?I feel like when you said yes,? the author told her, ?the world got lifted off my shoulders.?

For more on The Hunger Games, including photos of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and a guide to the film?s other characters, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands May 20.

Photo gallery update – Flare and Elle Magazine scans.

Hello everybody, I’ve added to our photo gallery scans from the newest issue of ELLE Magazine (with Rachel McAdams on the cover) and Flare, a Canadian fashion and style magazine.

Magazine Scans: Elle Magazine, June 2011 (x06)

Magazine Scans: Flare Canada, June 2011 (x08)

I would like to remind you that Jennifer is going to appear in Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this Friday in connection with promotion of X-Men: First Class. She will appear in Late Show With David Letterman tomorrow as well. :)

Jennifer Lawrence in ELLE Magazine.

Who is she? That?s the question that ricocheted around last year?s Sundance Film Festival after Jennifer Lawrence showed up in Winter?s Bone, chillingly raw as a rural teen determined to find her meth-slinging dad and save her family home. Lawrence?s performance, earning her a best-actress Oscar nomination, was both unsentimental and exquisite, nearly convincing us she?d grown up skinning squirrels in the Missouri Ozarks. In fact, since she went without a trace of makeup (except some bloody bruises) and peered out from under a low wool cap, it almost went unnoticed that 20-year-old Lawrence is stunning, with a cherubic, translucent face suggesting a tweeny softness that belies an old-dame brawn and wicked wit rare among Hollywood ingenues.

But Lawrence doesn?t play the ingenue?either on-screen or in life. Before the Oscars (where Natalie Portman won for Black Swan), she joked about practicing her losing face?

?I can?t wait to use it. If I win, I won?t be able to!?

?without a trace of the faux ?it?s an honor just to be nominated? humility that we?ve come to expect from the camera-ready.

And wearing a red Calvin Klein tankdress about which the phrase body-conscious would be a riotous understatement, she swears she?d barely begun digesting a cheesesteak when she walked the red carpet.

?Fifteen minutes before, the guy doing my hair goes, ?If you can get a salad, get a salad,?? Lawrence recalls. ?I said, ?I?m getting a Philly cheesesteak.? I?m sure there?s proof on a hotel bill somewhere.?

It was only for her role as the shape-shifting Mystique in this month?s X-Men First Class?naked save for blue body paint?that Lawrence submitted to a twice-a-day training regimen and a high-protein diet that allowed her to sculpt, yet maintain, her curves.

?I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13-year-old boy,? Lawrence says, adding, ?I?m so sick of people thinking that?s what we?re supposed to look like.?

For a gorgeous movie star with the irritating luck to be discovered at 14 while on a spring-break trip to New York City, Lawrence?s lack of pretense is almost unnerving. In interviews, she accompanies self-deprecating punch lines (?Yeah, that?s how I?m gonna sign my name at, like, the doctor?s office??Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence??) with full-revolution eye rolls, tossing in Dumb and Dumber quotes whenever possible. Growing up in Kentucky, she was raised by a camp-director mom, a construction-company-owner dad, and two older brothers who never made her feel precious.

?Being the youngest and the only girl, I think everyone was so worried about me being a brat that they went in the exact opposite direction of treating me like Cinderella,? Lawrence says. ?I?d slap my brother on the arm, and he?d throw me down the stairs. I was always like, ?Can we talk about excessive force, please???

Even when Lawrence is playing vulnerable on-screen, she still exudes a formidable, ever-so-subtle defiance. ?She finds strength in every moment,? says Anton Yelchin, with whom she stars in both the Jodie Foster?directed dark comedy The Beaver (as a valedictorian with a painful past) and this fall?s Like Crazy (playing a girl whose boyfriend is pining for his ex). ?I?ve watched her do two characters that are different, but they both have Jen in them, which is dignified. Even if they?re broken, they?re never weak.?

Photoshoots: Daniel King (x06)

With her name now occupying space on every director?s short list, Lawrence was recently picked for the lead in The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins? postapocalyptic trilogy in which two teenagers are forced to fight to the death?the most coveted part for an actress since The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. So it looks like the bullied little sis had better get accustomed to star treatment.

?When you?re on set, everybody?s like, ?Oh, do you need water? Here?s 45 bottles!? It?s really bizarre,? she says. ?I?m still getting used to it. I?m still in wonderland.?

House at the End of the Street – first still.

Hello everybody, there is new still of ‘House at the End of the Street’, movie directed by Mark Tonderai, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot.

It tells the story of a mother and daughter, who move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over. (information)

Movie stills: House at the End of the Street (x01)

New X-Men: First Class stills!

Hello everybody, as you may know, there are new stills from upcoming box-office hit ‘X-Men: First Class’! In the pictures we can see mostly Jennifer with Nicholas Hoult (The Beast in the movie, her boyfriend in real life). I can’t wait to see it, literally I’m dying to know! Have you heard that applying Jennifer’s makeup took 8 hours and removing took 3 more? Wow…

Movie stills: X-Men: First Class (+09)