Lupita Nyong’o impressed Jennifer Lawrence so much with her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” that Jennifer voted for the actress and not herself at the 2014 Academy Awards.
The 23-year-old chatted with Marie Claire in their June 2014 issue about picking Lupita over herself and slew of other topics (including boyfriend Nicolas Hoult). Here’s what Jennifer shared with the mag:
On being Team Lupita at the Oscars: “I was very happy I voted for Lupita. It’s beautiful when you watch something good happen to somebody when it’s well deserved.”
On keeping her relationship with Nicholas Hoult in check: “When we’re busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn’t text back or call. Life’s super-busy. Obviously you know what they’re doing, and you trust them. We’re so young that it would almost be like if we lived in the same city, what would happen? We’d be living together. At least this way he’s in the same boat as I am: We can go out and have our own lives and know that we have each other.”
On Kristen Stewart jealousy rumors: “There was something in a magazine, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s hilarious,’ because Kristen and I are friends. I actually texted her a picture of it and was like, ‘Just so you know, this is absolutely true.’” (she said true, not “not true”?)
On being an award show klutz: “I’m trying to do the right thing [at the Oscars this year], waving to fans, trying to be nice, and there’s a traffic cone. The second I hit it, I was laughing, but on the inside I was like, ‘You’re f**ked. They’re totally going to think this is an act…’But trust me if I was going to plan it, I would have done it at the Golden Globes or the SAGs. I would have never done it at two Oscars in a row. I watch ‘Homeland’– I’m craftier than that!”
(Jennifer Lawrence on June 2014 issue of Marie Claire - Marie Claire)
-- Jesse Spero