Check out some quotes from Jennifer’s interview below!
On Her Essay About Equal Pay:
“I had no idea it was going to blow up like that,” she recalls. “And I obviously only absorbed the negative. I didn’t pay any attention to the positive feedback. My parents get really upset. They do not like me speaking out about anything political because it’s hard to see your kid take criticism. But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don’t really care what those people think.”
“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable. […] [But] There’s nothing wrong with being a pleaser if you’re smart about it. As long as you’re getting what’s fair. You know, I want my employers to be happy. I want to please anyone I’m working for as long as they pay me the appropriate amount. I’ll make them as happy as they want.”
“I don’t know why that word [feminism] is so scary to people; it shouldn’t be, because it just means equality. If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don’t have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman: We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We’re empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes.”
On What It’s Like to Hang Out With Her:
“I don’t really stay out late. I’m kind of a bummer. I’m a nana. It’s hard to get me out, and when I do go out I don’t really stay out late. If I do stay out late and I’m partying hard, I will throw up. I don’t have the tolerance to black out; I just start puking.”
On her Typical Day:
“Wake up. I take Pippi on a running hike. I’ll probably do Pilates or something. Then I’ll hang out with a friend to count down the hours of my wasteful life. Then I watch TV, and then I’ll go to bed. There’s my day.” What makes her laugh? “The Onion headlines. Get me every time. The last one that made me laugh was ‘Ugly Girl Killed.’ ”
“I think I started paying attention to fashion as soon as paparazzi started happening a few years ago. I was not ready. I was like, ‘What do I wear?’ I had to start paying attention. When I turned 25 it got easier because I know, ‘This is you, this is not you.’ ”
On the last thing she bough for herself: “[a] pair of earrings. I don’t have a boyfriend, so I have to do that shit on my own.”
On her Dior campaign: “I could not believe it when they signed me [to be in their campaigns]. They fly me to Paris and get me hotel rooms, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? You don’t have to be so nice!’ I couldn’t renew my contract quickly enough.”
You can catch Jennifer next month in her latest movie X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits theatres on May 27th!
Be sure to check out Harper’s Bazaar for Jennifer’s full interview, and pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on April 19!