The outspoken Louisville, Kentucky native shows off her figure in a pair of leopard print pants and a small black shirt in the 1950s-themed shoot, which was done by renowned erotic photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
In the magazine, the Oscar-nominated actress downplays her craft, calling the fawning and fanfare over Hollywood culture “stupid.”
“Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.”
And despite her success, the Winter’s Bone star, 22, says she’s still starstruck when rubbing shoulders with some of her silver screen idols.
“Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly,” she told the magazine. “I’m not scared of them — I’m scared of me and how I will react. Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep.”
Jennifer currently appears in the film Silver Linings Playbook, which is in theaters now. For her efforts, she’s nominated for a Golden Globe.