Jennifer Lawrence covers Vogue's September issue, says 'I always knew I'd be famous'

Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of the September

Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of the September 2013 issue. The issue will hit newsstands on Aug. 20. (Credit: AP)

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence says she knew as a child that she would be famous. She just didn't know for what.

Conceding that "there is no way to say it without it being completely misunderstood," Lawrence, who turns 23 on Thursday, says in the new issue of Vogue, on sale Aug. 20, "I used to lie in bed and wonder, 'Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker?' It wasn't a vision. But as it's kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: Of course."

The actress, who plays a 1970s Long Island housewife in director David O. Russell's upcoming "American Hustle," nonetheless says of fame, "I'm just really starting to feel like a monkey in a zoo." She adds, "I teeter on seeming ungrateful when I talk about this but I'm kind of going through a meltdown about it lately. All of a sudden the entire world feels entitled to know everything about me, including what I'm doing on my weekends when I'm spending time with my nephew. And I don't have the right to say, 'I'm with my family.'"

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