Jennifer Lawrence Talks About Her Transformation From Tomboy to Red Carpet Beauty

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Jennifer Lawrence may seem like a natural on the red carpet. However, the new face of Dior says it's still a little unnatural for the self-proclaimed former tomboy.

"I hated my first dress for red carpets, because I never felt comfortable in these glamorous dresses," Lawrence told Madame Figaro. "In Louisville, when I was a child, I inherited clothes from my two older brothers [Ben and Blaine] that I put together with thing that my mother unearthed out of yard sales. I was a tomboy."

The 24-year-old actress said that she's starting to change her mind about getting all dolled up for the red carpet because she "only recently discovered the beauty of high fashion." She says this change of heart came after starring in The Hunger Games franchise and winning an Oscar for her work in Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence said she never really longed to be a part of the Hollywood A-listers. In fact, she waited "three long days" before accepting Hunger Games when she was offered the huge role a few years back because she envisioned a different career path.

"I dreamed of independent films. I was afraid of being identified as a prominent character for young people," she said.

Lawrence said she wasn't sure she wanted "this life," but "I was afraid of one day regretting having missed the [opportunity]. Since then, I realized that whatever I do, at any level, I would lose a part of my private life."

Pam Wright