We already knew that “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence is fierce. Now we have the pictorial proof that she’s downright fearless, too.
Lawrence stripped down for famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier during a photo shoot for Vanity Fair in July.
The magazine revealed the photo, part of a larger fashion pictorial featuring Lawrence, on Thursday.
If the pose looks familiar here’s why: It is an homage to the iconic 1981 Richard Avedon portrait of Nastassja Kinski created for Vogue. Kinski, who was pregnant at the time, spent two hours on a cold concrete floor waiting for the snake to slither onto her body and “kiss” her.
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An entire generation of college dudes had that poster on their dorm room walls.
The snake wrapped around Lawrence’s body is a giant Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor, explains Vanity Fair executive West coast editor Krista Smith in a behind-the-scenes essay.
“When it came time for the snake to take his star turn, there was frightfully little between him and Jennifer Lawrence — only a long metal rod with a hook at the end,” Smith writes.
“The actress proved to be very brave and nonchalant about having a serpent wrapped around her body — and coolly focused her eyes on the camera.”
The only time Lawrence got a little uncomfortable? “When the snake took a fancy to her neck,” writes Smith.