In keeping with the storied tradition of mentors and protégées, Russell and Lawrence have a complicated relationship, one that, according to Lawrence, is built first on love and second on collaboration.“He has given me a life, creatively, that I would have never known,” she says, “what it feels like to really , to be scared out of your mind on set and have no idea what’s going on.

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She just turned 25 a few weeks ago, with a party here; her friends persuaded Kris Jenner to come and present Jen with a cake in the shape of a pile of poop that read, “My knees buckled,” says Lawrence.

“And then I got hammered and talked to her like I think I’m part of the family.”The house had been renovated just before she bought it, so all Lawrence had to do was fill it with furniture.

There are things that I’ve learned about myself that would have taken 20 years that he taught me in five.”Although Russell is famously intense, Lawrence has not only handled the pressure and chaos but thrived. But he really respects and understands women, and by that I mean he doesn’t treat a woman any differently than he’ll treat a man.

He would never tiptoe around a woman.”When I tell Amy Adams, her costar in , what Lawrence said, she laughs.

Here I stumble into a subject that I wouldn’t have dreamed of bringing up so soon: the nude-photo leak.

It was exactly a year ago that hackers stole photos from Lawrence’s i Cloud account and posted them on the Web, an episode she labeled a “sex crime.” Her mother was visiting with a new puppy when the news broke.That’s not even in his atmosphere.” Audiences appear to have no problem accepting Lawrence in those parts. Julianne Moore, who plays the president in Hunger Games, thinks Lawrence transcends her age.“She has found a conduit through which she is able to communicate this very rich inner life,” says Moore.Sitting next to her laptop is a printout of their screenplay.“We started writing a month ago, and we have 150 pages,” says Lawrence, who has already absorbed some of Schumer’s cadences.Money never really affected my consciousness, if that makes any sense.”But some old habits die hard. I always want to—it’s cheaper, it’s easier—but there can be 300 perfectly lovely people at the gate and one crazy person who ruins it for everyone, so flying private is great because I don’t have to worry.” A big fake smile spreads across her face: “Is that Suddenly, her phone chimes with the gentle sound of a reminder. “Oh, thank , I can take off my bra,” which she does right in front of me and then tosses it onto her bed. I’ve got a bunch of friends who live really close, thank God. They’re probably getting pretty sick of me.”We head back down to the kitchen.