Jennifer Lawrence Has 'Technique,' Says 'X-Men' Director (And Smokin' New GQ Photos)

Jennifer Lawrence scored an Oscar nominee at age 20 for her can't-tear-your-eyes-away performance in indie darling 'Winter's Bone.' She's also set to appear in 'X-Men: First Class' as nude blue person Mystique and, as GQ wryly puts it, will soon give us "a reason to see a Mel Gibson film" with 'The Beaver.'

Now the Kentucky-born fox can add a full-on GQ magazine spread to her list of accomplishments.
"There are a lot of young American actors right now who haven't got any technique," 'X-Men' prequel director Matthew Vaughn tells GQ. "And to be blunt, a lot of these kids assume that just by having a good set of teeth and t**ts, smiling for the camera's gonna be enough. I needed someone who could act."

Which she can indeed. In mid-March, Lawrence nabbed the leading role in 'The Hunger Games,' a much-anticipated adaptation to the hottest young adult series since 'Twilight.' Lionsgate confirmed Lawrence for the coveted part of Katniss Everdeen; she reportedly beat out other young actresses, including 'True Grit' star Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Emma Roberts.