Jennifer Lawrence Talks Dieting and Being BFFs with BF Nick Hoult

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The sequel to The Hunger Games doesn’t debut for another year, but that’s not keeping Jennifer Lawrence out of the spotlight by any means. In recent months, she’s covered Vogue UK and W, released horror movie House at the End of the Street and promoted her upcoming film with Bradley Cooper. And it doesn’t stop there; she’s now the newest cover girl for the December 2012 issue of ELLE magazine. Read on to see what she says about dieting, confidence, and her cutie boyfriend.

When asked about getting in shape for a role like Katniss in Catching Fire, she says, “I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed.”

As for her rock-solid relationship with Nicholas Hoult, she gushes, “[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody… We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, ‘Oh, she’s got a nice ass.’ I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.”

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Admiring fans; a hot boyfriend; you would think that Jenn would be the most confident girl in the world. However, there’s only one thing she feels that way about: “Acting, films, scripts, is literally the only thing I’m 100% confident in. I know what I’m doing. I just understand it, and I love it. When I’m on set, that’s when I feel the most at home and in control.”

For more of Jennifer’s interview, visit ELLE.com, pick up the December 2012 issue of ELLE and/or go behind the scenes of Jenn’s shoot with the video below!

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