Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of Vogue this month; inside, the Joy star performs a modern-day analogue of Ronald Reagan's famous declaration, "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left me."
Lawrence, who grew up in a conservative family in Kentucky, tells writer Jonathan Van Meter, "I was raised a Republican, but I just can't imagine supporting a party that doesn't support women's basic rights."
The actress recently came out as a vocal critic of gender pay disparities in Hollywood. "When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn't get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself," Lawrence wrote last month, referring to documents revealing that she and American Hustle co-star Amy Adams were paid half what their male counterparts made.
Lawrence tells Van Meter, "It's 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we've come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don't want to stay quiet about that stuff."
She's not staying quiet about billionaire Donald Trump, who's back to leading the race for the Republican nomination, either. She tells Vogue more or less the same thing she told Entertainment Weekly last month: "My view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world."
She adds, "He's also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever."
Lawrence has not declared allegiance to a candidate this election cycle, though Hillary Clinton might be angling for an endorsement; the candidate tweeted a link to the actress' October essay, adding, "Brava."
Lawrence's Vogue interview was conducted the day Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was released from jail. (She was held in contempt of court after she was ordered, and refused, to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples.)
When Davis comes up in conversation, which was conducted at the actress' Hollywood Hills home, Lawrence instructs Van Meter, "Don't even say her name in this house."
Davis "makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky," Lawrence says. "[A]ll those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they're fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are."