Jennifer Lawrence Calls Fiancé Cooke Maroney ‘The Greatest Human Being I’ve Ever Met’

Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about why she fell for her fiancé Cooke Maroney. During this week’s episode of former E! News reporter Catt Sadler‘s podcast Naked with Catt Sadler, the Oscar winner shared new details about her ultra-private relationship with Maroney and her wedding planning process. “He’s the greatest human being I’ve ever met,” the 28-year-old actress said on the podcast. “He really is, and he gets better.” When asked how she chose to marry him, Jennifer said, “I don’t know, I started with the basics. ‘How do I feel? Is he nice? Is he kind?’ It’s just — this is the one, I know that sounds really stupid but he’s just, he’s — you know. He’s the greatest person I’ve ever met, so I feel very honored to become a Maroney.” “I definitely wasn’t at a place where I was like, ‘I’m ready to get married,’” she added. “I just met Cooke and I wanted to marry him. We wanted to marry each other, we wanted to commit fully.” “He’s my best friend. I want to legally bind him to me forever,” Jennifer continued. “And fortunately the paperwork exists for such a thing. You find your favorite person on the planet and you’re like, ‘You can’t leave!’” “I’ve been in a good place,” she added. “I haven’t been neurotic about [wedding planning]. I’m like too lazy to be neurotic. I saw a dress I liked and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’ I saw a venue and I was like, ‘Cool, we got the venue.’” She did panic when planning her bachelorette party, however! “I thought I didn’t want to have bachelorette party, and then last minute I decided I did,” Jennifer said. “Then nobody was available because it was last minute. And then I started crying. I was like, ‘I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t know that I wanted a bachelorette party. I guess I just feel pathetic.’ [Cooke] was like, ‘Oh my god, you don’t need to feel pathetic.’”

Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney are engaged!!

E! Jennifer Lawrence is on her way to becoming a Mrs.! The A-list actress and boyfriend Cooke Maroney are engaged, Lawrence’s rep confirmed to E! News. Speculation that Jennifer, 28, had accepted a proposal from Cooke, 34, made headlines when the bride-to-be was spotted wearing what sources described to Page Six as a “massive ring” on her finger during a recent date night. J. Law was first romantically linked to the art gallerist in June 2018. It’s reported that the pair was introduced by Jennifer’s best gal pal and date to the 2014 Oscars, Laura Simpson. In the months that followed, the Oscar winner and her boyfriend would enjoy a romantic getaway to Europe and share PDA during outings in New York City. Unlike Jennifer’s prior outlook on love, which included much more public relationships with Nicholas Hoult and Darren Aronofsky, she and Cooke have decided to get to know each other away from the public eye.

Jennifer Lawrence Launches Production Company ‘Excellent Cadaver’

The star and her producing partner Justine Polsky have inked a first-look film deal with Makeready. Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is gearing up for a more significant presence behind the camera with the launch of production company Excellent Cadaver. With her producing partner Justine Polsky, Lawrence and Excellent Cadaver have inked a first-look film deal with Brad Weston’s Makeready. Under the agreement, Makeready will have a first look at the film projects Excellent Cadaver develops and produces. Through the first-look film deal, Makeready and Excellent Cadaver will finance and produce films both independently and as part of Makeready’s deals with Universal and Entertainment One. The deal encompasses films that Lawrence and Polsky will produce, and some that Lawrence will additionally star in. Makeready’s head of film, Pam Abdy, will oversee any Excellent Cadaver projects. “In a relatively short amount of time, Jennifer has already proven herself to be a one-of-a-kind actress and businesswoman,” says Weston. “Her versatility and commitment to working with the greatest filmmakers in the industry highlights our shared ambition to create thoughtful, fearless films, and we are extremely excited to partner with Jennifer and Justine as they start this new chapter.” “Brad and Pam are visionary producers with incredible taste and a history of supporting diverse and compelling storytelling. We are thrilled to be partnering with Makeready and look forward to this exciting collaboration,” added Lawrence and Polsky. Weston, the former president and CEO of New Regency, launched Makeready in 2017 with backing from eOne and a five-year agreement with Uni to handle worldwide distribution and marketing on two feature films per year. The company is currently developing Queen & Slim, the debut feature for Emmy winner Lena Waithe starring Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya. THR

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit

On September 25, Jennifer Lawrence attended the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit – Day 2 in New York City and she had a lot to say about her absence. Lawrence is taking a year off acting, as she announced in March. In that time she’s been working with Represent.Us, a bipartisan effort to pass anti-corruption legislation at a state level that also calls Adam McKay and David O. Russellboard members.  And that’s what brought her here, to this expansive hotel in Midtown Manhattan, where discussions of fair-labor supply chains and PowerPoints titled “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” ruled the day. “It could have been age, it could have been the election,” she told CBS’s Gayle King,the interviewer on hand, who asked what inspired her to take her leave. “Two years ago was when the passion for politics really started growing, and the more I was educated and educated myself, I realized the most important thing that a political movement can have is support from the right and left.” Their chat followed a TED Talk–like PowerPoint of her own, along with Josh Lynn, the managing director and co-founder of Represent.Us, that laid out a plan for how to combat widespread corruption in Washington via lobbies and dark money. “The beautiful thing about having Jen involved is this is an issue that tends to be a little boring,” Lynn told King. “People don’t wake up in the morning over breakfast and discuss like, ‘What’s happening with American democracy today?’ They’re much more concerned about being able to afford groceries or whatever the environmental crisis might be.” Lynn said he knew it would take “big megaphones” to allow Represent.Us to thrive, which is where the Oscar-winning likes of O’Russell, McKay, and Lawrence came in. “Corruption doesn’t wear a political label and the American people know that,” Lawrence said at the summit. “Everybody expects more from their parties no matter the politician or the specific party.” Wearing a D.C.-chic uniform—blazer, white button-down—and using the deft slide skills of a professional corporate speaker, she seemed perfectly at home in her new political milieu. But there were also moments where the human slipped through. “I think my whole mind went blank, I knew this was going to happen,” she said, losing the thread of her talking point. “No, it’s O.K. I have horrible stage fright.” After King pointed out that she’s Jennifer Lawrence, she pointed out, “I don’t work onstage! I don’t know why everyone says that! It’s so different!” Many screen actors spend their sabbaticals on a stage. Lawrence has too; it’s just a political one. Check out the photos below. Gallery Links: – Public Appearances > 2018 > Sep 25 │2018 Concordia Annual Summit – Day 2 in New York City

Jennifer Lawrence Wants You to Be Honest About Your Diet

InStyle – For nearly a decade now, ever since she scored her first Oscar nomination for her performance in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, beauty and glamour have been big parts of Jennifer Lawrence’s life. But the 28-year-old actress insists that hasn’t always been the case: “When I was growing up, my brothers used to tell me I was ugly. Butt-ugly, to be exact. One time I went into the kitchen and said, ‘Mom, am I pretty?’ And she said, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ She refused to answer!” In retrospect, Lawrence says, “I was fortunate to go through a lot of my life without being too concerned about my appearance.” Which isn’t to say she’s against looking good now. “I love dressing up and wearing uncomfortable shoes and getting blisters,” she says cheerfully. And perfume is an essential finishing touch: “I do a squirt and walk through and it makes me feel complete,” she says. So her new gig as the face of Joy, Dior’s first major fragrance since 1999, is a perfect fit. Describe your style in 10 words.  Um, ’90s sex worker who’s just won her case in court. OK, elaborate.  I like the style of the ’90s — a little bit androgynous but also elegant. I love mixing it up. What’s it been like helping to launch a new perfume? Just watching the whole process was so cool. Flying to Paris, visiting the laboratory, and meeting [Dior perfumer-creator] François Demachy, who is such a genius … it was this whole world I knew nothing about. I got to smell different ingredients and see how they worked together. My mom used to wear Miss Dior when I was a kid, so I’ve always had a connection to Dior perfumes. When did you first start wearing makeup? Middle school was when it got fun to be, like, girlie. I’d do frosted lips and shimmery teal eye shadow. I wasn’t allowed to wear eyeliner, so I’d take my mom’s mascara to school and line my eyes with the wand, which looked great. The raccoon look! I’m going to bring that back. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair? One time I went on a cruise, and I chopped it all off. And I remember that [when I got back to school] I went into the gymnasium and the whole place went quiet because I had this full-blown curly ’fro. It was the worst haircut of my life. But I still go through phases when I want to cut off all my hair. Sometimes we learn the hard way. What else have you discovered about your look over the years? When I was young, before I knew better than to Google myself, I learned by looking at photos online that my face looks better from the side because of my giant cheeks. More recently, I’ve learned that if I’m working a lot, waking up at 4 a.m. and doing 16-hour days, I’m going to get really bad [undereye] bags. That’s my biggest battle when I’m working. You need that beauty sleep. How do you take care of your skin? Well, I have really dry skin, so I wear night cream even during the day. I’m also really, really good about sunblock. And, in theory, I get microdermabrasion once a month, although that’s one of those things I always find myself postponing. When do you feel most beautiful? Honestly, when I’m at my most disciplined. Like, when I’m really making myself go to the gym. Which is a joke, because I definitely pay more for canceled workouts than actual ones. But when I’m there and running on the treadmill, that’s when I feel most powerful. I know you’ve been vocal about unrealistic beauty standards, particularly when it comes to body shaming. How do you deal with that? I just like it when everyone’s honest. If you are 20 pounds underweight and talk about eating pizza and fried chicken all the time, that’s not going to make people feel good about themselves. If I’m going to the Oscars or having a movie premiere — I won’t lie — I’m probably eating differently from how I would in my regular life to fit into those dresses. And I feel comfortable saying that. In a world that’s so hung up on impressing others, how do you manage to enjoy fashion and beauty without feeling the need to conform? You just have to keep it personal. If you want to feel beautiful, whether that means extending your eyelashes or bringing out your natural lip color or whatever it is, then you should. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s only a problem when you’re doing it for someone else. Have you become more confident as you’ve gotten older? Yes. I’m starting to get a little more control over myself. Like, I’m aware that I have a tendency to say whatever pops into my mind. So when I go out, I try to be my own personal trainer and tell myself, “Don’t say it.” Is that why you’re not on social media? I’m on it. But I’m a voyeur: I watch, I don’t speak. There is always so much backlash. So many people are listening and paying attention, and they have so many opinions about absolutely everything. I really don’t want to welcome that unless it’s absolutely necessary. I don’t want to put myself out there for no reason. Unless I’m promoting something or something really burns my onions, you won’t hear from me. What would you say is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life so far?Everything gets better as you get older. It’s easier to cut through things, and everything gets simplified. Physically, everything gets worse. Like, why does my neck hurt? Why are my knees cracking? But emotionally, it gets better. Check out the photos in our gallery: Gallery Links: – Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2018 > InStyle – Magazine Scans > Scans from 2018 > InStyle