In our December cover story, the gorgeous Hunger Games star and Oscar winner opens up to writer Mike Sager about on-set antics, crashing on friends’ couches, and why there’s just no motivating her to diet. But there’s plenty more Lawrence shared with us, including how no one hits on her (say what?!) and her first big splurge (we would’ve opted for a new Céline bag — just sayin’). To read the full interview, be sure to pick up InStyle‘s December issue, available on newsstands and for digital download now.
On being a sex symbol:
“I don’t see, feel or experience any of that. I don’t think about it. And nobody’s hitting on me. And that’s okay. It’s really fine.”
On understanding the male psyche:
“Having brothers turned me into a ‘male sympathist.’ I get where guys are coming from. If a girlfriend says to me, ‘He went to Paris and didn’t call me,’ I’m like, he went to Paris! If it was my brother, I’d tell him not to call, just have fun.”
On being a cheerleader in high school:
“We had a rule in my family that you had to play sports. So for me, cheerleading was a less annoying sport of other options, and in my family it counted as a sport. I ended up doing it for a really long time. It was at a time when I didn’t really like much — sports or school — but in the end, in the realm of what I was doing, I liked it okay.”
On not going to college:
“I was lucky enough to find a job without having to go to college, but I understand that’s usually not the case. It’s interesting to think that if I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I’d be graduating college about now. In a short amount of time, I’ve lived so much, had so many experiences and met so many different types of people and even lived in so many countries. If I had been in school, I’d be learning about the world from books.”
On her biggest splurge so far:
“I’m saving a lot, but the one thing that was ridiculous but that I could afford, was when I was in Hawaii. I had this coffee that was amazing. It cost like $100 to ship one bag home. I was like, ‘I’m just going to do this,’ and I did.”
Plus, see how Lawrence's look progressed from high school cheerleader to glam Oscar winner.